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Director of Law & Economics Programs

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz is an assistant professor of law and co-director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law program at the University of Nebraska College of Law. His work builds on his background in law, technology, and economics to consider the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries.

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Popular Media

Portable Social Media Aren’t Like Portable Phone Numbers

But rather than demonstrating that data portability and interoperability mandates would be easy to implement, analogies to the Telecom Act’s number portability requirement highlight how difficult they can be. As law professor Peter Swire of Georgia Tech University explained in a recent study of data portability mandates, regulators who rely on phone number portability as a model “may have an unrealistically positive view about how easy and beneficial” these regulations are.

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