On Monday, September 29, 2014 I’ll be discussing the role of the lawyer in advising start-up companies and explaining how regulation impacts innovation. The presentation is entitled “Uber and Driverless Cars- Innovation vs. Regulation.”
“Domestic Drones: FAA Regulations, Privacy, Property, Tort and Other Emergent Issues” sponsored by the Minnesota Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.
With rapid advances in the field of robotics, the future possibilities seem endless: driverless cars on the roads, police forces using drones for surveillance, wearable technologies that integrate human and machine, and robots in the workplace – all of which raise questions of human acceptance of robotics in everyday life. The development of drones – along with other forms of robotics for commercial and personal use – in the civilian sector bring up many civil liberties, privacy, legal, and regulatory issues. While innovations in robotics are moving at a rapid pace, the law and regulatory guidelines around these technologies have not. Who will regulate the integration of these technologies into our societies? How will we allocate risk and liability for accidents? And how will the economic benefits of this innovative technology be maximized?
On September 15, Governance Studies at Brookings held a forum focused on the constantly changing landscape of civilian robotics in the United States. A panel of experts shared observations on the differing aspects of legal and regulatory policy surrounding civilian robotics. Event site here.
I’ll be presenting at Boston College Law School on Tuesday September 9th. The title of my presentation is “Domestic Drones and the First Amendment.” The event will take place at 12:30pm in East Wing 115A and is open to the public.
Greg McNeal, associate professor of law, has received $165,000 from the Carthage Foundation to research the U.S. practice of targeted killings. The research and resulting book will educate policymakers and the public about America’s use of lethal force against suspected terrorists.
Professor McNeal’s research is grounded in the idea that when the United States government kills people on traditional and non-traditional battlefields, bureaucrats play a key role in the killings yet have little visibility into the analytical processes that precede their final decisions. The book will be based on archival and field research and will explain, examine, and offer recommendations for enhancing the success, accountability, and effectiveness of U.S. policies conducted pursuant to America’s new way of warfare.
The research builds upon previous work conducted by Professor McNeal for his article “Targeted Killings and Accountability,” which was featured in the Georgetown Law Journal and won the 2013 Article of the Year award from the American National Section of the International Association of Penal Law. Professor McNeal also recently appeared on MSNBC to discuss the FAA’s selection of civilian drone testing sites in nine states.
Professor McNeal is an expert in international security with an active scholarly agenda focused on national security, warfare, surveillance, and new technologies. Since arriving at Pepperdine, he has twice been called upon to testify before Congress on matters related to national security and frequently consults with elected officials regarding proposed legislation. He recently consulted with and contributed to the development of two U.S. military field manuals aimed at preventing harm to civilians in conflict. He teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and courses related to national security law and international affairs.
Welcome to the blogosphere Cybersecurity Law and Policy.
A new blog entitled Cybersecurity Law and Policy has just launched, they feature legal news and policy resources for cybersecurity professionals. A necessary addition to the security blog landscape.
Price Waterhouse Coopers launched an impressive new web video series entitled The Front Line of Fraud & Corruption. The videos are part of an ongoing series examining how companies can use forensic services to defend against threats, respond to crises, and recover from incidents. While the series is no doubt intended [...]
from Greg McNeal – Forbes http://ift.tt/1hhNgLu
Greg McNeal is a professor and national security specialist focusing on the institutions and challenges associated with global security, with substantive expertise in national security law and policy, transnational crime, global policy studies, and international affairs.
He teaches at Pepperdine University's School of Law and School of Public Policy.
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