Sonya Song, who is affiliated with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard and is a media researcher at Chartbeat, an online analytics company, said newsrooms are more likely to cover countries with tighter connections to their home country.
“There’s a lot of people right now who are curious who this third party is,” said David O’Brien, a senior researcher with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. “It appears the FBI turned away from the opportunity to test its case in court and get a ruling that could have set a precedent.”
“It’s an area with a lot of nuance in the Constitution,” said David O’Brien, senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Article I of the Constitution clearly gives Congress broad authority to “provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States,” he said.
The other clinic, which will focus on technology and cyberlaw, was appointed a director Tuesday: Andy Sellars, an attorney at Harvard University’s Berkman Center, will fill that role.
Its slightly exasperated tone aside, this argument echoes the findings of a report published in February by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and signed by an impressive roster of legal and security professionals.
A new paper from Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic instructor Vivek Krishnamurthy proposes an alternative approach centering on the US taking the lead in fixing the tedious and flawed MLAT system.
Susan Crawford, Backchannel’s tech policy columnist, is a professor at Harvard Law School. In 2009, she served as President Barack Obama’s Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy.
Bruce Schneier, a security technologist at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a critic of the government’s request, said the Apple case raises a keen national question: “Do we want security or surveillance?”
First Amendment and technology law expert Andy Sellars has been hired to direct BU’s new Technology and Cyberlaw Clinic. Sellars previously worked at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Andy Sellars, an attorney at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, will join Boston University School of Law as director of its Technology and Cyberlaw Clinic, effective July 1.