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Antitrust at the Agencies Roundup: The Cat’s Tuches of Summer Edition

TOTM I had thought we were in the dog days of summer, but the Farmer’s Almanac tells me that I was wrong about that. It turns out that . . .

I had thought we were in the dog days of summer, but the Farmer’s Almanac tells me that I was wrong about that. It turns out that the phrase refers to certain specific dates on the calendar, not just to the hot and steamy days that descend on the nation’s capital in . . . well, whenever they do (and not just before Labor Day, that’s for sure). The true dog days, it turns out, are July 3-Aug. 11, no matter the weather. So maybe this is just the cat’s tuches of summer, as if that makes it better.

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Data Security & Privacy

Interpreting the EU Digital Markets Act Consistently with the EU Charter’s Rights to Privacy and Protection of Personal Data

Scholarship Abstract Depending on implementation details, the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA) may have negative consequences regarding information privacy and security. The DMA’s interoperability mandates are . . .

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Depending on implementation details, the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA) may have negative consequences regarding information privacy and security. The DMA’s interoperability mandates are a chief example of this problem. Some of the DMA’s provisions that pose risks to privacy and to the protection of personal data are accompanied either by no explicit safeguards or by insufficient safeguards. The question is then: how to interpret the DMA consistently with Articles 7-8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights which ground the rights to privacy and the protection of personal data? Using the example of the prohibition on restricting users from switching and subscribing to third-party software and services (Article 6(6) DMA), I show that Charter-compatible interpretation of the DMA may depart from the intentions of the DMA’s drafters and even be perceived by some as significantly limiting the effectiveness of the DMA’s primary tools. However, given that—unlike the GDPR—the Charter takes precedence over a mere regulation like the DMA, such policy objections may have limited legal import. Thus, the true legal norms (legal content) of the DMA may be different than what a superficial reading of the text could suggest or, indeed, what the drafters hoped to achieve.

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Data Security & Privacy

Gus Hurwitz on AI Regulation

Presentations & Interviews ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs Gus Hurwitz was a guest on The Cyberlaw Podcast to discuss commitments made last week by leaders of the . . .

ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs Gus Hurwitz was a guest on The Cyberlaw Podcast to discuss commitments made last week by leaders of the artificial-intelligence (AI) industry to political leaders in Washington, as well the European Commission’s struggles to get other jurisdictions to adopt the EU’s regulatory framework for AI.

Other topics included the Federal Communication Commission’s new cybersecurity label for IoT devices, the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations for water-system cybersecurity, and the latest U.S. Justice Department/Federal Trade Commission draft merger-review guidelines.

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Data Security & Privacy

Oregon Should Beware the Right to Repair

TOTM The Oregon State Legislature is considering HB 3631, a bill that would ensure that consumers have a “right to repair” their electronics devices. The legislation would . . .

The Oregon State Legislature is considering HB 3631, a bill that would ensure that consumers have a “right to repair” their electronics devices. The legislation would require that manufacturers provide consumers and independent repair shops access to relevant repair information, as well to make available any parts or tools necessary to carry out the repair.

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Intellectual Property & Licensing

Gus Hurwitz on Children’s Online Privacy

Presentations & Interviews ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs Gus Hurwitz was a guest on The Cyberlaw Podcast to discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent settlement with . . .

ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs Gus Hurwitz was a guest on The Cyberlaw Podcast to discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent settlement with Amazon of a claim regarding children’s privacy, as well as separate FTC efforts to rewrite its 2019 consent decree with Meta over children’s advertising and services.

Other topics included Amazon settling another FTC  complaint over security failings at its Ring doorbell operation; Microsoft losing a data protection case in Ireland; and whether automated tip suggestions should be condemned as “dark patterns.”

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Data Security & Privacy

Mikołaj Barczentewicz on the Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act

Presentations & Interviews In an appearance on the Mobile Dev Memo podcast, ICLE Senior Scholar Miko?aj Barczentewicz outlines the legal impact of the EU’s Digital Markets Act and . . .

In an appearance on the Mobile Dev Memo podcast, ICLE Senior Scholar Miko?aj Barczentewicz outlines the legal impact of the EU’s Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act, with specific attention paid to the digital-advertising market. He also discusses the latest news related to Meta’s recent fine by the Irish DPC for using first-party data without consent to empower personalized advertising, as well as the temporary ban that the Italian DPA enforced on OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The full episode is embedded below.

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Data Security & Privacy

Keeping Data Flowing Is in India’s Interest

Popular Media Mandates to restrict the flow of data across national boundaries have taken hold in a growing number of jurisdictions, including India. Spearheaded by nations like . . .

Mandates to restrict the flow of data across national boundaries have taken hold in a growing number of jurisdictions, including India. Spearheaded by nations like China, Iran, and Russia, the idea has vocal proponents among those who claim it will forward the goal of “digital sovereignty.”

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Data Security & Privacy

Mikołaj Barczentewicz on EU Data Privacy Law

Presentations & Interviews ICLE Senior Scholar Miko?aj Barczentewicz was a guest on the Mobile Dev Memo podcast to discuss the recent spate of European Union decisions related to . . .

ICLE Senior Scholar Miko?aj Barczentewicz was a guest on the Mobile Dev Memo podcast to discuss the recent spate of European Union decisions related to digital privacy. The full episode is embedded below.

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Data Security & Privacy

Gus Hurwitz on the Chinese Spy Balloon

Presentations & Interviews ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs Gus Hurwitz was a guest on The Cyberlaw Podcast to discuss, among other topics: the electronic surveillance capabilities of the . . .

ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs Gus Hurwitz was a guest on The Cyberlaw Podcast to discuss, among other topics: the electronic surveillance capabilities of the downed Chinese spy balloon; the brief but pointed calls for antitrust and data privacy reform in President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address; the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent loss in court on its challenge to Meta’s acquisition of Within; and other issues that may be on the horizon for FTC enforcement later this year. The full episode is embedded below.

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Data Security & Privacy