Author: Ellen P. Goodman

Revealing Algorithmic Rankers

By Julia Stoyanovich (Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Drexel University) and Ellen P. Goodman (Professor, Rutgers Law School).  This post is derived from their recent Freedom to Tinker post. ProPublica’s story on “machine bias” in an algorithm used for sentencing

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Public Unions, Product Labels, and the Abuse of First Amendment ‘Rights’

The case poses the question of whether union collective bargaining involves the kind of expressive speech that employees should not have to support.  It’s long been the law (since the Abood case) that employees have a First Amendment right not

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NYT Editorial Underestimates Risk to Freedom of Expression of Proposed New European Privacy Law

The EU’s proposed new privacy law would codify and expand the Right to Be Forgotten (RTBF) decision of 2014, Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja González.  It would require some range of Internet platforms to remove content that allegedly infringes on

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