#NPRSource of the Week: Alvaro Bedoya

Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology. He is an expert on digital privacy issues. His most recent research focuses on how commercial data collection and government surveillance affects people of color and immigrants.

Prior to joining the Center, Alvaro served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, and to then-chairman, Sen. Al Franken. In this capacity, he was the staff negotiator for significant portions of both the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 and the USA FREEDOM Act, a bipartisan surveillance reform bill.

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This Week’s #NPRSource: Tim Wu

Tim Wu is a Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Wu joined the Law School in 2006 and teaches antitrust, copyright, the media industries, and communications law.  He is the author of, among other works, Network Neutrality Broadband Discrimination (2003),Who Controls the Internet (2006), The Master Switch (2010), and The Attention Merchants(2016). Wu is known for having coined the term “net neutrality”.

Wu was a law clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer and Judge Richard Posner, and has also worked at the White House National Economic Council, at the Federal Trade Commission, for the New York Attorney General, and in the Silicon Valley telecommunications industry.

Tim Wu

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Source(s) of the Week: Khaliah Barnes and Dana Thompson Dorsey

We’re making a smooth transition from politics to the Education Team this week, and our guest editor is the Elissa Nadworny:

Khaliah Barnes

“Rampant data collection is not only destroying student privacy, it also threatens students’ intellectual freedom. When schools record and analyze students’ every move and recorded thought, they chill expression and speech, stifling innovation and creativity.”

Khaliah Barnes, Associate Director of Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), in an op-ed to the New York Times

Dana Thompson Dorsey

“Students today are more racially segregated today than they were in the late 1960s prior to the enforcement of court-ordered desegregation in school districts across the country… We have to educate parents, and it has to be on a regular basis, when parents are not just learning about what their kids are learning in the school, but what the political process is and where their voice fits.”

Dana Thompson Dorsey, on the outcome of Brown v. Board of Education

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