When the “real world” and cyberspace interact, legal questions get complicated

Just because law enforcement can see something, does that mean that they should? Photo by jesse orrico on Unsplash.

This summer, the Supreme Court ruled in Carpenter v. United States that cell phone location information was subject to Fourth Amendment protections rather than the third party doctrine, which allows law enforcement to obtain such information with only a subpoena. …

Take note, San Francisco: Forward-thinking regulators have started to embrace soft law regulatory mechanisms to protect innovation and consumers.

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By Trace Mitchell and Jennifer Huddleston Skees

Could the electric scooter movement be over before it has really had the chance to begin?

Dockless electric scooter rentals have been popping up in a variety of cities across the country and around the world, providing a cheap and convenient way to…

AR applications are changing the ways we think about unlawful entry

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By Jennifer Huddleston Skees and Trace Mitchell

What does it take to trespass on someone’s property? That’s the question courts are again starting to grapple with when considering the growth of augmented reality (AR) apps like “Pokémon Go.” These games can be a lot of fun, but they raise novel…

The EU’s new data privacy rules may hurt health technologies the hardest

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By Jennifer Huddleston Skees and Jordan Reimschisel

Each day seems to bring a new “data privacy scandal.” During his testimony before Congress, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was repeatedly pressed on whether the United States should adopt the zealous privacy standards of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

But these…

Policymakers have overlooked the importance of commercial drone insurance

By Jennifer Huddleston Skees and Anne Hobson

Drones are now acting as couriers, pets, wedding photographers, and even first responders. What was once primarily the purview of the military is now increasingly used in commercial applications in a variety of industries as well as by individual hobbyists.

By 2021, the…

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