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On December 15, 2016, China seized a United States Navy unmanned maritime system (UMS) in the South China Sea. The UMS, known as an “ocean glider,” was used by the Navy to gather oceanographic data in the region. Chinese naval personnel seized the UMS within sight of Navy research vessel, USNS Bowditch, and despite protests […]

Over the past decade, social media has increasingly become an essential part of Americans’ everyday lives. As of 2017, eighty percent of Americans had a profile on at least one social media platform. Not only has social media become extremely popular for typical users, it has also become a massive marketing tool for celebrities, athletes, […]

Mark Patterson starts his book with the simple statement, “[k]nowledge is power.” He then leads the reader through a very well-reasoned argument that the new information age creates new abilities for dominant market players to distort the market to their advantage—this time the dominant players are the information providers, such as Google, Yelp, and others. […]

For those entrenched in the data privacy profession, it is refreshing to read work that tackles familiar questions, such as those surrounding the value of personal data, through a less familiar lens. The practice of privacy is flourishing because of the many novel challenges sparked by the proliferation of personal data. Questions abound about how […]

“On sale” in the Patent Act has historically meant any commercial sale, but the adoption of the America Invents Act (AIA) has led some to assert that this meaning was abandoned—that “on sale” now only means certain sales. Even though the AIA still categorizes inventions that have been “on sale” as prior art, some claim […]

In an interview with Georgetown Law Technology Review, Paul Ohm, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Georgetown Law,discusseshow consumer privacy issues affect Americans, and addresses the need for better consumer privacy regulation. Paul Ohm is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Georgetown University LawCenter. He specializes […]