Major industries in Tennessee include Health Care, Education, Finance, Management, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Technology, and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services.[1] Many of these industries are enticing targets for cyber-attacks. Further, there is a need for data privacy reform in Tennessee.[2] While there is a need for data privacy reform, cybersecurity standards […]

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Justice Breyer offered the upshot of the US Supreme Court’s recent Allen v. Cooper decision: If a state were to host an unlicensed screening of Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney could not recover damages for copyright infringement under federal law. Striking down the Copyright Infringement Clarification Act (CRCA), the Court concluded that neither […]

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Today, firms develop machine learning algorithms in nearly every industry to control human decisions, creating a structural tension between commercial opacity and democratic transparency. In many forms of business applications, advanced algorithms are technically complicated and privately owned, hiding from legal regimes and preventing public scrutiny. However, they may demonstrate their erosion of democratic norms, […]

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“We are all in this together.” This seems to be the mantra as we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not an aspiration, but rather is an affirmation. Individuals and organizations have an unprecedented opportunity to work toward a common goal, in ways that were unimaginable only a few weeks ago.

The global scale of […]

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6 Coronavirus Myths, Debunked

On March 27, 2020 By

As the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) spreads into cities and towns around the globe, Americans remain unclear about its potential severity and what we, as a collective, should do in preparation for its effects on the global economy and public health. There is typically a relationship between the contagiousness of a disease and its lethality. COVID-19 […]

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Given our right to free speech in the United States, most of us are uncomfortable—and perhaps enraged—at the idea of social media sites restricting the expression of our ideas and opinions. Although speech often has real-world implications, are there times when we should be more concerned about the sharing of potentially false or misleading speech? […]

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After numerous state legislative actions and courtroom battles that challenged the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s amateurism rules, the organization has begun to take steps to allow the compensation of student athletes. On October 29, 2019, the NCAA announced that its Board of Governors voted to allow student-athletes to benefit from the use of […]

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Shareholder Activism in the Era of Big Tech

On March 22, 2020 By

This post discusses the emergence of shareholder activism among large, publicly traded technology companies, especially the effect that activism and its regulation can have on corporate policy beyond financial results. The most recent activist campaign was against Twitter, which recently settled with Elliot Management, an activist hedge fund. In the process, Elliot Management nominated […]

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