Fundamental principles embedded in U.S. Communications Law were developed during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. While the Communications Act of 1934 has been amended several times in response to emerging technologies and business practices, communications law and policy need a thorough overhaul. Projects in this area seek to contribute to the development of appropriate and sustainable responses to concerns such as growing power of digital platforms, privacy and surveillance, data ethics, and the governance of artificial intelligence (AI). An overarching goal is to develop frameworks for a rewrite of communications law.
Project lead: Johannes M. Bauer, Laleah Fernandez
Publications and working papers:
- Bauer, Johannes M. (2018), The Internet and income inequality: socio-economic challenges in a hyperconnected society, Telecommunications Policy, 42(4): 333-343.
- Bauer, Johannes M. (2015), Governing the mobile broadband ecosystem, International Telecommunications Policy Review, 22(2): 1-27.
- Bauer, Johannes M. (2014), Platforms, systems competition, and innovation: reassessing the foundations of communications policy, Telecommunications Policy, 38(8-9): 662-673.