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Eric Sinrod

Eric Sinrod

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  • Potential Amendments To CDA Section 230 Relating to Immunity Provided To Internet Intermediaries

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. In 1996, Congress enacted Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to provide Internet service intermediaries with general immunity from liability with respect to third-party content posted on their sites. Congress wanted the commercial Internet to flourish, with great benefits to the U.S.

  • China Pushing Ahead With 5G

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. China recently launched a tremendously large 5G network. How large? This network has the capacity to bring 50 cities online. This is reportedly one of the largest-ever rollouts of an extremely fast 5G mobile network. Why 5G Matters In the short run, this type of 5G rollout can enable smartphone users in China to gain high-speed internet access.

  • Oregon Senator Proposes Robust Federal Privacy Legislation

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. Frustrated by privacy lapses by US companies, Democrat Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has introduced proposed federal legislation referred to as the Mind Your Own Business Act (the Act). If enacted, this law could put serious teeth into efforts to protect consumer data.

  • The Deepfakes War Begins

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. Relatively unheard of not too long ago, deepfakes are a growing problem with serious consequences. The war on deepfakes has commenced, and only time will tell whether the deepfakes problem will be eradicated — at least in large part. This could be a long and hard fight. What Is a Deepfake? A deepfake is a human image synthesis method based on artificial intelligence.

  • Romance Scams Harm Victims and Lead to Prosecutions

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. "Romance scams" are becoming a growing problem. A romance scam occurs when two people contact each other on a dating app or elsewhere on the internet. Communications unfold between the two people with the purported goal of finding love.

  • Your Smartphone: Friend or Foe?

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. Wherever we go these days, whether at work, at home, in restaurants, outside, or practically anywhere else, people reflexively go to their smartphones constantly. Why? Because those little handheld devices can accomplish so much.

  • Staying Ahead of Rampant Cyber-Attacks

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. Since the advent of the most rudimentary technology, criminal activity has followed. And in more recent times, the internet certainly has been no stranger to criminal enterprises. Indeed, governmental entities, companies and individuals are falling victim to all sorts of cyber-crimes on a constant basis.

  • What To Do About CDA Section 230 And ISP Immunity?

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) became law long ago when it comes to internet time, way back in the 1990s. The main thrust of the CDA was an effort by Congress to regulate indecent content posted online.

  • European Union Seeks to Update and Centralize Internet Law

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. While issues relating to Brexit and Boris Johnson becoming the Prime Minister of England have tended to dominate the news across the pond, not to be lost in the shuffle are reports that the European Union is in the process of creating a new law that would add further regulation of online content.

  • How Is China Faring in the Global Artificial Intelligence Race?

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. The artificial intelligence race is on, and the question still remains as to which country will dominate. And, of course, there will be business, legal and political consequences when it comes to the ultimate winner and losers.

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