In this essay for Lawfare, Prof. Bambauer describes how Europe’s new Digital Markets Act, which is intended to increase competition among digital services companies, is
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Information as Medicine
Information communications technologies and data are now among the tools that doctors and patients frequently use to diagnose or treat health problems, and by all accounts, the use of Big Data, AI, telemedicine, and other information technologies is sure to grow. However, as information technologies begin to encroach on spaces and decisions traditionally inhabited by doctors, pharmaceutical drugs, or invasive tests, they are subjected to the same regulations that have constrained physicians and pharmaceutical companies in the past….
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Comment to the Federal Trade Commission Re: Accountable Tech Petition for Rulemaking to Prohibit Tailored Advertising
This comment, coauthored by Prof. Jane Bambauer, addresses Accountable Tech’s Petition asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate a rulemaking to prohibit tailored advertising as an unfair method of competition. We make five main points that cast serious doubt on the wisdom and viability of such a rulemaking. First,
This report contains findings and recommendations from usability testing of the State of Utah’s online dispute resolution (ODR) platform. Utah’s ODR platform is a web-based alternative dispute resolution tool that provides parties in small claims debt collection actions with an opportunity to resolve their cases online. The report includes results