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TODAY – Dr. Jennifer Holt, “Cloud Policy: Anatomy of a Regulatory Crisis”

The GEM Lab & the Media History Research Center present “Cloud Policy: Anatomy of a Regulatory Crisis”, a talk by Dr. Jennifer Holt (University of California, Santa Barbara), today (October 30, 2017) at 5pm in FB 630.15.

From the GEM Lab website:

“This talk will examine the legal and cultural crises surrounding the regulation of data in “the cloud.” The complex landscape of laws and policies governing digital data are currently rife with unresolvable conflicts. The challenges of distributing and protecting digital data in a policy landscape that is simultaneously local, national, and global have created problems that often defy legal paradigms, national boundaries, and traditional geographies of control. I will examine these challenges with an eye towards their shared histories with obscene phone calls, wiretapping organized crime figures, the Patriot Act, Facebook, and the battles over net neutrality. Ultimately, these intertwined histories of policies related to privacy, data security, and digital freedoms become most instructive when they are brought to bear on the current regulatory crisis, revealing the growing stakes for the digital futures of culture, information, and citizenship”.

For more information, follow this link or contact Prof. Haidee Wasson at

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