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Leading experts discuss the key legal issues within today’s tech policy debates.

Tech Roundup Episode 12 – Airspace and Drone Regulations

December 16, 2020

Brent Skorup discusses the current state of drone technology and the history of airspace and drone regulations in the United States.

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Tech Roundup Episode 11 – TikTok’s Running Clock

September 10, 2020

How might the standoff over TikTok’s U.S. operations play out? Does the app pose a significant enough national security threat to warrant the forced sale? And how does this situation fit into the broader picture of U.S.-China relations?

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Tech Roundup Episode 10 – Trump’s Executive Order on Online Censorship

June 8, 2020

What is the legislative and legal background of the recent Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship, how will it affect Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and what may be the unforeseen consequences of this move? These and other questions are addressed in this episode.

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Tech Roundup Episode 9 – COVID-19 and the Internet: A Conversation with Ajit Pai

April 27, 2020

In this episode, Ajit Pai joins Adam Theirer and Brent Skorup to discuss the principles driving the Federal Communications Commission in recent years, the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge, and how things have changed for the FCC in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tech Roundup Episode 8 – The Future of Facial Recognition

March 26, 2020

In this episode, Matthew Feeney hosts a discussion with Ashkhen Kazaryan and Caleb Watney on the approach regulators might take to the brave new world of facial recognition technology.

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Tech Roundup Episode 7 – Driverless Cars and Artificial Intelligence

January 21, 2020

In this episode, Adam Thierer and Caleb Watney discuss the emerging questions surrounding the progress of driverless car technology and its regulation.

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Cyber & Privacy

Tech Roundup Episode 6 – Constitutional Concerns about State Privacy Regulation

January 10, 2020

Do recent state privacy rules, like California’s CCPA, impinge on free speech, violate the dormant commerce clause, or are they preempted by other federal laws? Ian Adams and Jennifer Huddleston Discuss.

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Tech Roundup Episode 5 – Section 230

December 17, 2019

In this episode, experts discuss Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects platforms from liability for the content produced by users. Some legislators have recently floated the idea of enforcing ‘platform neutrality’ in a way that, according to critics, threatens the sort of free speech Section 230 is meant to protect.

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Tech Roundup Episode 4 – The Future of Drone Policy: A Discussion with Sen. Mike Lee

November 5, 2019

In this episode, Adam Thierer and Brent Skorup speak with Senator Mike Lee on the current state of drone regulation. The senator speaks to his proposal for a cooperative, federal solution to regulatory holdup in drone technology innovation.

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Tech Roundup Episode 3 – The Download on California’s New Privacy Proposal

October 8, 2019

This podcast features a fascinating back-and-forth on the implications of new amendments to California’s privacy law, CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act).

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