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“Spheres of Influence” Tremendous Success: Over 200 Guests Attended

By On February 24, 2020 · Updated February 24, 2020 · Leave a Comment

JETLaw’s 2020 symposium, “Spheres of Influence,” was a tremendous success (official symposium website here).

Despite the blizzard that befell Nashville the day of the symposium, over 200 guests attended over the course of the day. Guests came from all over the Vanderbilt University campus, from the Data Science Institute to the Electrical Engineering […]

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JETLaw Sympo 2020 “SPHERES OF INFLUENCE” takes place on February 20

By On February 19, 2020 · Updated February 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

JETLaw is proud to hold its 2020 annual law symposium on the topic of technological influence. The event will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Flynn Auditorium at the Vanderbilt University Law School. The keynote speaker is Professor Lawrence Lessig from Harvard Law School. The event is open to all who are interested. […]

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On February 2nd, nearly one hundred million Americans took part in the ultimate American tradition: watching the nearly four-hour entertainment phenomenon dubbed the Super Bowl. In a segmented entertainment culture where individuals choose from an ever-expanding array of options, the Super Bowl is arguably the last remaining event that unites the nation. The National Football […]

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In 2015, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that his company would launch a large network of communication satellites with the goal of providing low-cost broadband internet service to consumers around the world. SpaceX’s Starlink network began launching in 2019 and will eventually consist of around 12,000 satellites across the globe. Additionally, other companies, […]

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For the past two decades, police departments around the country have used facial-recognition tools to aid them in solving crimes. These tools have traditionally limited law enforcement officers to searching only government-provided images. A small company called Clearview AI has recently released a new tool that provides users with public images collected from popular […]

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In 2018, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The CCPA represents an ambitious attempt by a U.S. state to protect the personal data of its citizens. The provisions of the CCPA officially came into effect on Jan. 1 of this year. It offers what is essentially an omnibus privacy regime that applies […]

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In late 2019, the Department of Defense announced its decision to award Microsoft a $10 billion contract. In winning what is known as the “JEDI” contract, Microsoft will soon embark on a 10-year process to transform the military’s cloud computing services. The government announced this project as part of the Pentagon’s efforts to modernize […]

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The Recording Academy has faced criticism over the last several years for its lack of diversity in terms of race and gender. In 2018, only one woman won a solo award in the televised portion of the event. Additionally, the award show was criticized for its failure to recognize artists of color for […]

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