Category: Internet Law

Tesla’s Autopilot Cleared by Government Investigation, but Questions Remain About Liability for Accidents Involving Self-Driving and Safety Technology

–by Aya Hoffman Citations: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/car-dealers-dangerously-uneducated-new-safety-features/; http://fortune.com/2016/07/11/tesla-autopilot-joshua-brown/; http://jalopnik.com/the-latest-tesla-lawsuit-proves-how-important-human-dri-1790904371; https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/business/fatal-tesla-crash-in-china-involved-autopilot-government-tv-says.html; http://www.forbes.com/sites/omribenshahar/2016/09/22/should-carmakers-be-liable-when-a-self-driving-car-crashes/#1e0645771f40; http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1104183_lets-be-clear-teslas-autopilot-is-not-a-self-driving-car; http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/07/technology/tesla-liability-risk/; https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/who-s-responsible-when-a-self-driving-car-crashes/; https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/who-s-responsible-when-a-self-driving-car-crashes/ Abstract: Just a day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) closed its investigation into Tesla Motors’ autopilot technology, Chinese media reported another fatal collision involving a

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Arkansas Prosecutor and Amazon at War Over Release of Device’s Data Recordings; Consumer Privacy Rights in Question

–by Samantha Pallini Sources: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/29/apple-vs-fbi-all-you-need-to-know.html; http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/government-can-grab-cell-phone-location-records-without-warrant-appeals-f6C10803204; http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/28/tech/amazon-echo-alexa-bentonville-arkansas-murder-case-trnd/; http://fox40.com/2016/12/28/amazon-echo-may-be-the-key-to-solving-a-murder-case/; https://epic.org/privacy/internet/ftc/EPIC-Letter-FTC-AG-Always-On.pdf Abstract: An Arkansas prosecutor believes that a murder suspect’s Amazon Echo data recordings could be used as evidence in the case. However, Amazon continues to refuse to comply with requests for the data. *** “Alexa, how

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New York State Senate Seeks to Stop Scalpers

—by Conor Tallet Sources: S.B. S6931C, 2015-2016 Reg. Sess. (N.Y. 2016); Andrew J. Lanza, Senate Passes Lanza’s Bill to Help Stop “Bots” from Ruining Consumers’ Chances of Buying Concert and Other Event Tickets (May 25, 2016) https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/andrew-j-lanza/senate-passes-lanzas-bill-help-stop-bots-ruining-consumers-chances; Jim Zarroli, Can’t Buy

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