When forgetting isn’t best: Zittrain discusses the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

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For Professor Jonathan Zittrain, the Right to be Forgotten is a “bad solution to a real problem.” This was Zittrain’s message at a talk hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society on August 5, where Zittrain and members of the American Civil Liberties Union discussed problems raised by the 2014 European Court of Justice ruling – which gave EU citizens the right to request that Google remove links to personal information from its EU sites – and laid out potential alternatives.

HLS report explores potential and limitations of body cameras for police

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The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School has released a report, authored by Chike Croslin ’16, Justin Dews, and Jaimie McFarlin ’15 of the Harvard Black Law Students Association, titled Independent Lens: Toward Transparency, Accountability, and Effectiveness in Police Tactics. The report explores the potential and limitations of body-worn cameras for police.

An experiment in ending institutional corruption

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The Edmond J. Safra Research Lab marked the end of its five-year existence May 1 and 2 with “Ending Institutional Corruption,” conference celebrating the lab’s accomplishments and featuring presentations by scholars, researchers, and activists.

The women who questioned Wall Street: Sheila Bair, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Mary Schapiro on holding financial industries accountable

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After their warnings about excesses and corrupt practices on Wall Street went unheeded but proved accurate, former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, former SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, formerly a bankruptcy professor at Harvard Law School, set about trying to institute meaningful financial reforms from inside federal agencies and through politics.

Articulating Integrity

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The Global Anticorruption Lab, taught by HLS Professor Matthew Stephenson ’03, offers law students an unusual opportunity to hone concise writing skills through the crafting of blog posts that are read and commented on by high-level stakeholders around the world.

‘Voices of Syria:’ Unique survey offers an inside look at a worn-torn country and its people

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Vera Mironova, a graduate research fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, was one of the lead authors of the “Voices of Syria” project, which covered topics such as current living situations, safety concerns, the future role of religion — among other key issues in Syria’s government. Mironova, a fifth-year year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, oversaw and coordinated the operation on the ground. Her goal: to capture the civil war in its most raw form.