Law

Network of Centers: Desk Swap with CCLP Haifa

As part of a desk swap program, our researcher Amélie Heldt spent two weeks at the Center for Cyber Law and Policy (CCLP), a partner institute at the University of Haifa, in early May 2018. The stay served the institutional exchange between members of the European Hub of the Network of Centers (NoC), which was…

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A constitution for social media?

To comply with the impending GDPR rules, social media platforms are asking users to accept their new privacy policies. In light of the recent scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, why should users still trust private companies and accept terms unilaterally set by them? Should we rather need to craft a constitution for social media?…

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Artificial intelligence art – who owns the copyright?

If your pet dog Hans takes a selfie, does he own the copyright? A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Ninth Circuit”) is instructive. It says that a monkey can’t own the copyright to his selfie. The reason? Only humans can own a copyright under U.S. law. But who…

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What’s the GDPR?

New rights for consumers, new obligations for businesses: European data protection law will receive a massive update. In this article, five HIIG researchers answered questions on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – and what’s beyond.  1 | GDPR – what’s behind it? Data protection – a topic that previously seemed of interest only to data…

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