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March 29, 2018
"The NYU Tandon School of Engineering Cyber Security Lecture Series provides an arena for high-level discussion among world-class scholars and practitioners. Now sponsored by AIG—the multinational insurance organization–lectures and panel discussions are designed to raise the visibility of risks and issues, including personal privacy. Internationally renowned experts join together to stimulate collaborative thinking, especially among New York’s regional businesses, government agencies, non-profits, academic institutions, media, and the public. Practical and timely, the series also focuses on possible strategies that address the impact of growing risks." Read more >
April 27, 2018
"This will be the 2018 version of our annual conference, featuring two days of panels of international human rights defenders, as well as a dinner for our advisory board and the speakers. 2017's conference was Defending Dissent, and took place 4/13-4/14, 2017 in Greenberg. " Read more >
May 3, 2018
"This year's lecture will be the 14th Nicholas J. Healy lecture. One CLE credit will be available. For more information on this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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March 13, 2018
“They’re not violating any copyright of Adidas by doing that,” says Christopher Sprigman, a law professor at New York University who specializes in intellectual property law. Sprigman also explains that even if factory workers in China are sending Yeezy Mafia pictures of the shoes, it would be the factory, not Yeezy Mafia, at fault of violating any non-disclosure agreement it has with Adidas. And as for the Yeezy Mafia name itself, Sprigman says that while Adidas and Kim Kardashian West may argue that the name gives the impression that YM is affiliated or sponsored with Kanye West or Adidas, “The response [Yeezy Mafia] could use would be, ‘No, we’re using the Yeezy name descriptively. We’re not using it as an indicator that we’re a source of products, we’re using it to describe that we’re a group that’s heavily into Kanye West’s clothing line.’” Any litigation might be a waste of time and money." Read more >
March 9, 2018
"Lisa Monaco, former Homeland Security adviser to President Obama told John Berman that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is likely going to look at whether President Trump was trying to get peoples' stories in line." Read more >
March 5, 2018
"Lisa O. Monaco, a senior fellow at New York University School of Law’s Center on Law and Security, was homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017. John P. Carlin, chair of the law firm Morrison & Foerster’s global risk and crisis management group and the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program, was assistant attorney general for national security from 2014 to 2016.
How should law enforcement officials deal with digital data that happens to be stored in a different country? If FBI agents, pursuing a subject who committed a crime in the United States, serve a valid court order on an American company, the government shouldn’t have to wait a year because the company happens to store the information overseas. Likewise, if the London police are investigating a local murder, the fact that they are seeking phone records from a communications provider located in the United States should not block them from doing their job. " Read more >
March 5, 2018
"What is fair? It seems a simple question, but it’s one without simple answers. That’s particularly true in the arcane world of artificial intelligence (AI), where the notion of smart, emotionless machines making decisions wonderfully free of bias is fading fast.
Perhaps the most public taint of that perception came with a 2016 ProPublica investigation
that concluded that the data driving an AI system used by judges to determine if a convicted criminal is likely to commit more crimes appeared to be biased against minorities. Northpointe, the company that created the algorithm, known as COMPAS, disputed ProPublica’s interpretation of the results, but the clash has sparked both debate and analysis about how much even the smartest machines should be trusted." Read more >
February 26, 2018
"In the many discussions of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, it is commonly assumed that if the president fired Comey for the purpose of interfering with the investigation into Russian electoral interference, then the president is guilty of obstructing justice. We find the president’s conduct deeply troubling and corrosive of respect for the office of the president, and we understand the view that his conduct, even if not a criminal violation, conceivably may become part of an overall showing of abuse of authority warranting impeachment. But putting aside any issue of presidential immunity (or privilege stemming from his official authority), the question remains: Did the president commit a violation of existing federal criminal law when he fired the FBI director? Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s remit is, after all, limited to the investigation of violations of federal criminal law. Many commentators assume without extended analysis that the president has violated one of several criminal statutes that prohibit, in broad terms, the obstruction of justice. But, the case against President Trump is more difficult than many think." Read more >