Tag Archives: policy tools

Drug Policy In Brazil

NYT story on rising use of ecstasy in upper class Brazil.

Couple of interesting twists:

  1. If you have a college degree, you get sentenced differently.
  2. Use of illicit drugs gets you treatment
  3. Financiers of drug dealers get harsher punishment than drug dealers

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Filed under Illegal Drugs, policy tools

Internet Privacy – FTC worried self regulation not working

Lots of tangents from the story on new FTC study on industry policing and advertising their privacy policies:

  • FTC has two votes for regulation or legislation (doubts cast upon self regulation as a tool – public failure)
  • Study thinks companies make the information regarding their privacy policies too difficulty for the average person to find/comprehend (market failure = information assymetry)

Points of interest here:

  • Center for Digital Democracy
  • Future of Privacy Forum

Interesting difference in headlines:

Note to self:  Start an inventory of policy tools in each category of cyber policy

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New Policy Tool for Cyber Security – Bounty Hunting

Microsoft is offer $250,000 for the heads of those responsible for constructing conficker.

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