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News Posted on April 11, 2014

Professor Chander Speaks at Yale Law School Conference

On Sunday, April 6, Professor Anupam Chander spoke at the Yale Law School Big Data Symposium. The conference was sponsored by the Yale Journal of Law and Technology and the Yale Information Society Project's "Foreign Affairs in the Internet Age" initiative.

Speaking on a panel on "Big Data and Border Flows," Professor Chander observed recent moves towards "data localization" across the world, seeking to protect data from surveillance or hacking by keeping data within a country's borders. Professor Chander argued that such measures would not in fact protect data, but serve only to interfere with access to global services and grant governments worrying powers over their citizens.

Professor Chander is the author of a book on global Internet regulation titled, The Electronic Silk Road, published by Yale University Press and republished in a new South Asian edition by Cambridge University Press.