I get to talk to a lot of interesting audiences about privacy, security and other issues. Last month was unquestionably the most fun talk– at DefCon Kids with Jeff Moss (darktangent). CNN was there and wrote about it and I hope parents everywhere will share this information with their 8 year olds. Computer hacking for… Continue reading Computer hacking for 8-year-olds
I have a comment on the NYT Room to Debate forum Google or China: Who Has More to Lose? praising Google's decision not to censor search results on .cn but recognizing that it was the alleged Chinese government's hacking that broke the camel's back as opposed to general disgust with the regime's Internet Freedom policy… Continue reading Google’s stunning example of corporate responsibility
It's easy to make headlines by offering grand statements that privacy is dead. Millions of users certainly are sharing a lot of very personal information, stories, pictures, and data online everyday. So why should a company or any other institution invest their limited time and resources in thinking about privacy? Because carefully considering privacy issues… Continue reading Why invest in privacy?
I'm teaching Privacy and Free Speech Online at Stanford Law School in the Spring Quarter. The course description: Privacy and free speech values frequently conflict. Protecting one individual's privacy often requires preventing another's speech. The Internet has created significant opportunity for users to express themselves in chatrooms, on the web, and through new social network… Continue reading In search of cool examples for Stanford Law School class
The Boston College Law Review published my paper Privacy, Free Speech and Blurry Edged-Social Networks last November. From the Abstract: Much of Internet-related scholarship over the past ten years has focused on the enormous benefits that come from eliminating intermediaries and allowing user generated one-to-many (one person to many people) communications. Many commentators have noted… Continue reading A Creative Commons for Social Networks and Privacy
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Lauren Gelman has been a leader in the field of cyberlaw and policy since 1995. Working in Washington DC and in Silicon Valley she played a part in many of the most important issues the Internet community has faced since its early development, specializing in privacy and surveillance, speech, intellectual property, social media and virtual… Continue reading Lauren Gelman, Principal and Founder
BlurryEdge Strategies is a legal and business strategy consulting practice founded by Lauren Gelman and based in San Francisco, CA. Why BlurryEdge Strategies? The social web has taught us that our social networks are not nearly as well-defined as we thought they were. Billions of people are using the Internet’s innovative applications and platforms to… Continue reading Who we are