Data, Privacy

Seize the Opportunity for a Sustainable Path

In “The collapse of the US-EU Safe Harbor: Solving the new privacy Rubik’s Cube,” Microsoft’s Brad Smith provides insight on ways to ensure European consumers and enterprises can continue using data services in the manner they chose and from the best providers of such services. In today’s world, it is a well-known policy truism that … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Data, Global Markets, Industry, Privacy

What’s the Big Deal With Data?

Plenty, according to new report from BSA | The Software Alliance We are generating more data today than ever before – and it’s improving everything from healthcare and auto safety to education and air travel. More than 90 percent of the world’s data was created in the last two years, and we now are doubling … Read More >>

Data, Privacy

The Web Is Worldwide — Shouldn’t Privacy Protections Be Global as Well?

Earlier today I testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about a critical issue that affects anyone who has ever sent an email. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), designed to prevent unauthorized government access to private electronic communications, is sorely in need of an update. We are generating an enormous amount of data every day … Read More >>

Data, Industry, Privacy

Today’s Technology, Yesterday’s Laws: U.S. Aims to Undermine Email Privacy

The average email user doesn’t think a whole lot about how it is they can access their communications on a range of devices from almost anywhere on earth. They point. They click. They read. To quote the late Steve Jobs, for users, “it just works.” The simplicity of email is built on three crucial ingredients: … Read More >>

Cybersecurity, Privacy

Accepting Director Comey’s Call for a Public Debate on Encryption

FBI Director James Comey published a column on July 6, 2015, calling for a robust public debate about the benefits and costs of strong encryption that protects users’ privacy and overall network security. I join Director Comey in that call. The law enforcement community has raised legitimate concerns about their ability to access information stored … Read More >>