law and technology


How authoritorian governments are enlisting platforms for state censorship

Facebook and other platforms have been criticised for complying with governments that stifle dissent, under various legal guises. Policy Leader Fellow Gideon Sarpong argues that upping investments in field staff and in technology, particularly in the Global South, can do much to prevent harmful content while protecting freedom of speech and of the press.

The European Union’s big policy bet against the tech giants

EU policymakers concerned with restoring competitiveness to digital markets are working on an ambitious framework for data access regulation. In this post Philip Hanspach (Economics) and Nicolas Petit (Law) explain why the Digital Markets Act is unlikely to be the hoped-for silver bullet.