SLS COVID-19 Discussions – Rule of Law, Commercial Bankruptcies, Data Privacy, and More

Discussions feature the impact of COVID-19 on human capital management, commercial bankruptcies, data privacy and encryption, the varying degrees of social distancing, and ethical issues surrounding COVID-19 innovations.

May 28, 2020 — Stanford Law School published new discussions hosted by the Stanford Program in Law and Society and the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance. Stanford Law Professor Michelle Mello was also featured as a guest on the World Class podcast hosted by Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI).  

Stanford Law faculty, students and colleagues are actively engaged in addressing the important legal and policy challenges that have emerged as cities, states and countries respond to the novel coronavirus. This COVID-19 discussion series is published on SoundCloud and can be found here under “Podcasts and Discussions.”

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Responses to COVID-19 in South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States

The Stanford Program in Law and Society’s spring event featured Professor Haksoo Ko, Seoul National University Law School (South Korea), Professor Ching-Fu Lin, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan), Professor Michelle M. Mello, Stanford Law School and Stanford University Medical School, and Albert Gidari, Consulting Director of Privacy at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. The speakers discussed the rule of law, privacy concerns, and other legal and ethical issues that arise from innovating against Covid-19.

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A Conversation with James E. Williams, Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Labor

SLS Covid-19 Discussion Series - Rule of Law, Commercial Bankruptcies, Data Privacy, and More

The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University launched a series of online sessions addressing novel and difficult challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and other contemporary public policy issues implicating corporate America. The second episode of their online series featured James E. Williams, Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Labor, and Mike Callahan, Executive Director of the Rock Center, discussing challenges and opportunities in human capital management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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George Triantis

A Conversation with Stanford Law Professor George Triantis

In the third episode of the Rock Center Online Series, Mike Callahan, Executive Director of the Rock Center, talked with Stanford Law’s George Triantis, Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial bankruptcies. They also discussed updates on the PG&E bankruptcy.

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Riana Pfefferkorn

Data Privacy and Encryption Issues for Boards with Riana Pfefferkorn

As part of Stanford Rock Center’s annual journalist program, Riana Pfefferkorn, Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, discussed data privacy and encryption, including information on the EARN IT Act, Zoom privacy, and other issues related to COVID-19.

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Ethics and Governance of Digital Epidemiology 1

Our Future Depends on Achieving Immunity to COVID-19 Together

On the World Class podcast from Stanford’s FSI, Director Michael McFaul talked with guests David Relman and Stanford Law Professor Michelle Mello. They discussed how progress with the coronavirus pandemic will likely be uneven in the U.S. with states each pursuing varying degrees of social distancing and shelter-in-place policies. 

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