The Data Regime and Political Privacy

2016 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute alumnus Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez discusses the use of data analytics in political campaigns as well as key concerns about privacy and deliberative democracy stemming from its growth. The following post is based on a presentation given at the 2016 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Institute

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The Skewed Narrative of Mass Surveillance

Ilana Ullman is one of the ten 2016 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2016 Milton Wolf Seminar, an annual event co-organized by the Center for Global Communication Studies, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and the American Austrian Foundation. Their posts highlight the critical themes and on-going debates raised during the 2016 Seminar discussions.

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MEDIA LAW ROUNDUP: FEBRUARY 16, 2016

Welcome to the Media Law Roundup, a weekly digest of developing media news stories from around the world. This week’s issue covers India’s new open internet policy, the UK’s latest surveillance power bill, a Zimbabwe court’s strike-down of a defamation law, and more.

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The Data Localization Paradox

Tatevik Sargsyan, a doctoral candidate at the School of Communication at American University, explores the privacy, human rights, and economic and trade implications of data localization on governments and citizens. In lieu of the recent ‘Safe Harbor’ agreement, Sargsyan considers localization within the contexts of human rights and commercial exchange. 

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#IGF2015 – Setting the Scene

Just before the official opening of the 2015 UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on November 10, 2015, the core of the current challenges of internet governance were laid out by a panel in a Scene Setting session. Speakers’ interventions corresponded with the sub-themes of this year’s IGF under the overarching topic “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development.” Check out the following infographic to explore the eight challenges outlined during this session.

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