This special issue bring together the best policy-oriented papers presented at the 2017 Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference in Tartu, Estonia.
Since being first developed through the case law of the European Court of Justice, the Right to be Forgotten (RTBF) has rapidly diffused beyond its European origins: in Latin America for instance. This paper documents the wide spectrum of interpretations the RTBF has had across countries and data protection authorities.
This paper analyses the selection, dissemination, and framing of media messages in day-to-day politics topic communities on Twitter
This paper examines three historical imaginaries associated with encryption, considering how they are intertwined in contemporary policy debates.
Given the weakness of consent-dependent agreements in relation to profiling and prediction markets, consumer protection needs improvement.
With widespread smart contract implementation on the horizon, there is much conversation about how to regulate this new technology. Noting the failure of contract law to address the inequities of standardised contracts in the digital environment can help prevent them from being codified further into smart contracts.
Big crisis data presuppose the ongoing calculation and valuation of (transient) events, producing both singular and networked events and actors.
This paper explores how four approaches to cyber security are constructed, motivated and justified by different values such as privacy, economic order and national security and what this means for the actors involved.
This article distils from the various (proposals for) platform regulation operational principles that can serve as the basis for productive debate on the subject.