In a recent fireside chat hosted by DataFleets, Marty Chavez — the President of Harvard’s Board of Overseers — addressed the subject of Big Tech Regulation.
Before diving into his proposals, Marty stressed, “My first advice to the big tech firms is do not resist the tide of regulation. You actually have to go and partner with the politicians and the regulators, which is hard because they will be appropriately suspicious of your motives.”
Marty speaks from a position of experience, as he led Goldman Sachs’ implementation of the Dodd-Frank regulations while he served as the bank’s CIO and CFO…
DataFleets is grateful to host Marty Chavez and moderator Kenn Cukier as they discuss the increasing role of APIs in the tech economy, the need for regulation in Big Tech, and the promise of privacy-enhancing technologies to unlock data for the benefit of society.
Kenn Cukier: Hello and welcome to DataFleets’ fireside chat! I am so pleased to be chatting today with Marty Chavez. My name is Kenneth Cukier. I’m a journalist, and I’m a book author on books on data and society and technology.
And Marty Chavez is an interesting fellow. He started out studying biochemistry. He got…
“A ruling by the EU’s top court invalidates the key mechanism for transferring personal data from the EU to the US and imposes additional conditions for use of the standard contractual clauses.”
— Latham and Watkins, regarding Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (Case C-311/1) (Schrems II)
On Thursday, July 16th, the European Court of Justice invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield, one of the key mechanisms for lawfully transferring personal data between the two jurisdictions. Data controllers must now conduct detailed examinations of the circumstances of each transfer, the adequacy of protection at the recipient country, and…
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