About this Blog…

The Balancing Act is my attempt to reconcile differing perspectives on Internet policy while also discussing the competitive forces that continue to shape the future of online technologies. It’s not to be confused with the Lifetime series of the same title.  And it will have some secondary meaning for my fellow Librans out there.

This blog is premised on a simple idea: Internet regulation – whether you want to admit it or not – has arrived, and is here to stay.  It’s doubtful that the lid on this Pandora’s box will close again.  The question now is whether regulatory policies – across the globe – will balance the realities of doing business on the Internet with protecting consumers’ rights online.  A tangential question is whether the face of regulation will change as governments (and regulators) themselves embrace technology as a way to foster efficiency and transparency within their own organizations.

I invite you to join this dialogue as we tease out the questions and (hopefully) come up with some answers.

The views expressed here are my personal views, and not the views of any entity (former employers, current and future clients).  As I am an attorney, licensed in California and the District of Columbia, I’d also like to include this important disclaimer: this blog is being written to inform and perhaps start a discussion.  It is not intended to be construed as legal advice from me, nor should it be construed as evidence of legal representation between me (the blogger) and you (the reader).

Thank you for taking the time to visit this blog.

Saira NayakNayak Strategies

  1. January 8, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Hi Saira,
    My name is Shellie, and I enjoy reading your blog, particularly around privacy and antitrust issues.
    You may be interested in a new tech policy web site that just launched – http://www.techpolicy.com. The site offers research, opinions from scholars/experts on tech policy issues including antitrust, behavioral targeting, net neutrality, cloud computing, privacy, and IP.
    Check it out if you can – I think you’d be interested. Best, Shellie

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