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Adam Thierer
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some quick initial thoughts on the Obama Administration’s “Privacy Bill of Rights” proposal, which was just released this afternoon...

http://techliberation.com/2015/02/27/initial-thoughts-on-obama-administrations-privacy-bill-of-rights-proposal/
The Obama Administration has just released a draft “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015.” Generally speaking, the bill aims to translate fair information practice principles (FIPPs) -- whic...
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+Adam Thierer I suspect there were no recommendations regarding third-party doctrine and expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment.
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Here's my testimony at today's Senate Commerce hearing on Internet of Things issues: 

http://techliberation.com/2015/02/11/my-testimony-for-senate-internet-of-things-hearing/
This morning at 9:45, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is holding a full committee hearing entitled, “The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things.” According ...
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Are you interested in technology policy and want to advance liberty in this field? Well, +Eli Dourado has a message for you!
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And so the DRM wars come to the world of drones...
I suppose it was inevitable that the DRM wars would come to the world of drones. Reporting for the Wall Street Journal today, Jack Nicas notes that: In response to the drone crash at the White Hous...
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Here's the second of my two dispatches from CES 2015 that I did for the IAPP Privacy Perspectives blog discussing the challenges that privacy and security professionals will face in the near future:

https://privacyassociation.org/news/a/ces-2015-dispatch-challenges-multiply-for-privacy-professionals-part-two/
Editor's Note: This is the second and final dispatch from George Mason University's Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Adam Thierer. In his first installment, Thierer discussed some of his major takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show last week in Las Vegas, NV, including how the ...
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Innovation will flow to those countries and continents that do the most to welcome it. 
Capital moves like quicksilver around the globe today as investors and entrepreneurs look for more hospitable tax and regulatory environments. The same is increasingly true for innovation. Innovato...
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Just now released: Final version of my massive (118-page!) law review article, "The Internet of Things and Wearable Technology: Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns without Derailing Innovation." It was published today by the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology (Vol. 21, Issue 2). I put a lot of work into this thing.
DownloadPDF. Cite as: Adam Thierer, The Internet of Things and Wearable Technology: Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns without Derailing Innovation, 21 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 6 (2015), http://jolt.richmond.edu/v21i2/article6.pdf. Adam D. Thierer* ...
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some thoughts on that new Markey report on connected car hacking, as well as that "60 Minutes" report on Sunday night on related issues. 
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The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing next Wednesday on "The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things." I'll be testifying. 
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will convene a full committee hearing, “The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things.” The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Following last week's Open Internet hearing, this upcoming ...
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Free the drones...
Farhad Manjoo's latest New York Times column, "Giving the Drone Industry the Leeway to Innovate," discusses how the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) current regulatory morass continues to th...
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a few thoughts on the FTC's new Internet of Things staff report... (well, 4,000 words of thoughts!)

http://techliberation.com/2015/01/28/some-initial-thoughts-on-the-ftc-internet-of-things-report/
Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its long-awaited report on “The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World.” The 55-page report is the result of a lengthy ...
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Let's get policy right for the Internet of Things. We should start by remembering what the Clinton Administration had to say about the smart policy vision for the Internet more generally way back in 1997...
What sort of public policy vision should govern the Internet of Things? I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about that question in essays here over the past year, as well as in a new white paper (“Th...
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researcher at the Mercatus Center [http://mercatus.org] where I monitor high-tech policy, cyberlaw & digital economics. Also blog at http://techliberation.com
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I am a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center [http://mercatus.org] where I monitor high-technology policy, cyberlaw developments, and digital economics. I have authored, co-authored, or edited 7 books on issues ranging from intellectual property, online child safety, Internet governance, federalism in high-technology markets, and the regulation of network industries. I blog at the Technology Liberation Front [http://techliberation.com] and write a weekly column for Forbes [http://blogs.forbes.com/adamthierer].
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  • Indiana University
  • University of Maryland
  • Boston University
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