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    Information Can Change Opinions: What that means for Scottish independence

Information Can Change Opinions: What that means for Scottish independence

Davide Morisi is a Phd researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence and an LSE alumnus. His research focuses on public opinion and political behavior. He shares the findings from his latest study on the effect of information on voting intentions at the Scottish independence referendum.

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    U.S. Warrants for Overseas Data Trample Foreign Privacy Laws

U.S. Warrants for Overseas Data Trample Foreign Privacy Laws

Christopher Kuner is senior privacy counsel with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Brussels and associate professor of data protection law at the University of Copenhagen. He argues that Microsoft’s failed efforts to resist a U.S. warrant for data stored in Ireland show how American law enforcement policies conflict with foreign privacy laws.

U.S. Internet companies, and indeed all multinationals with a presence in […]

New Research: Media, the Internet, and Security Post-Snowden

PEN American Center’s report this week, “Chilling Effects” shows that growing surveillance has driven some American writers to censor their work. The findings from the survey of over 500 PEN writers, conducted in October 2013, demonstrate that writers are increasingly worried about surveillance. As a result, some are already engaging in self-censorship and altering their research methods. The troubling implication […]