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April 25, 2018

United States
Zuck before Congress Close Social Media Loopholes to Protect Upcoming U.S. Elections

The 2018 U.S. midterms are less than eight months away, and Congress has done nothing to close loopholes that enable political advertising on social media to fuel disinformation and division. Time fo…

January 29, 2018

United States
Equifax New Cyber Brief: Reforming the U.S. Approach to Data Protection and Privacy

Nuala O’Connor from the Center for Democracy and Technology argues that Congress should create a single legislative data-protection mandate to protect individuals’ privacy and reconcile the differenc…

January 30, 2018

United States
Reforming the U.S. Approach to Data Protection and Privacy

Rather than a comprehensive legal protection for personal data, the United States has only a patchwork of sector-specific laws that fail to adequately protect data. Congress should create a single legislative data-protection mandate to protect individuals’ privacy.

May 8, 2018

United States
A Salvadoran immigrant waits for an elevator at the New York Immigration Coalition following President Trump's announcement to end TPS for Salvadorans. What Is Temporary Protected Status?

The Trump administration has taken away legal status for hundreds of thousands of migrants, most of whom have lived in the United States for more than fifteen years.

May 30, 2018

Brazil
Brazil Brazil Needs a Twenty-First Century Data Protection Strategy

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is putting pressure on Brazilian authorities to adopt similar legislation to protect Brazilians' digital privacy. 

October 7, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A session of the United Nations Security Council in New York. (Shannon Stapleton/courtesy Reuters) Friday File: Libya, Syria, and the Responsibility to Protect

A session of the United Nations Security Council in New York. (Shannon Stapleton/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The UN Security Council witnessed a rare double veto on Tuesday. Both Russia and Ch…

February 1, 2017

Human Rights
Yazidi-Iraq_RTX2GIYQ U.S. and International Policy to Protect Refugees: A Timeline

The Trump Administration’s executive order on immigration indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from entering the United States, temporarily blocks citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, and suspen…

February 20, 2018

European Union
Macron Merkel Could Europe's New Data Protection Regulation Curb Online Disinformation?

European leaders are rushing to implement new laws to curb disinformation on social media. However, existing European data protection laws might actually make it harder for bad actors to spread fake …

June 3, 2016

Monetary Policy
Is the Fed Losing Credibility? A Response to Kocherlakota. Is the Fed Losing Credibility? A Response to Kocherlakota.

Former Minneapolis Fed president Narayana Kocherlakota says that the Fed has a credibility problem.  Investors, he argues, have lost faith that the Fed will hit its 2 percent inflation goal even i…

November 1, 2017

Cybersecurity
Squirrel To Protect the Electricity Sector from Cyberattacks, Cut Taxes (or Fix the Economics)

Utilities run on very thin margins, which poses a challenge when they seek to secure their networks from state-sponsored hackers. The Trump administration should step in and help.