Emory Law Journal

Volume 61Issue 3

Big Brother Gets A Makeover: Behavioral Targeting and the Third-Party Doctrine

Elspeth A. Brotherton | 61 Emory L.J. 555 (2012)

A staggering 239 million Americans have access to the Internet and spend, on average, sixty hours each month online, visiting some 2646 websites. What few Internet users realize is that, during the time they surf the Web, they are subjected to constant surveillance by potentially hundreds of different private companies.

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Rebalancing Legitimacy and Sovereignty in International Investment Agreements

Julia Hueckel | 61 Emory L.J. 601 (2012)

In investor–state arbitration, foreign investors can bring states before an arbitral tribunal and claim damages for losses incurred due to prohibited state action. This mechanism for dispute resolution is present in most international investment agreements and has experienced a surge of popularity in the last twenty years. However, increased use of investor–state arbitration has generated increased criticism. The sharpest criticism has come from the state parties themselves. Some question the system’s legitimacy, while others worry that it does too little to protect state sovereignty.

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