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Erik Brynjolfsson

The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time

By: Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee | November 21, 2011

This article provides a lay summary of recent developments in business uses of big data sets.

danah boyd

Six Provocations for Big Data

By: danah boyd and Kate Crawford | September 21, 2011

This article challenges the assumption that only large sets of data provide the best information to social scientists.

Paul M. Schwartz

Managing Global Data Privacy

By: Paul M. Schwartz | December 15, 2009

This article examines how leading companies manage their global use and distribution of personal information.

Daniel J. Solove

Data Mining and the Security-Liberty Debate

By: Daniel J. Solove | January 24, 2008

This article discusses the ineffectiveness of comparing security against liberty in the context of data mining.

Jonathan Levin

Vertical Integration and Market Structure

By: Jonathan Levin and Timothy Bresnahan

This paper shows how, in some settings, organizational economics and industrial organization economics are entangled.

Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Story of Diamond v. Chakrabarty, The: Technological Change and the Subject Matter Boundaries of the Patent System

By: Rebecca S. Eisenberg

This chapter explains how the courts came to decide that living things could be patented.

Peter DiCola

Economic View of Legal Restrictions on Musical Borrowing and Appropriation, An

By: Peter DiCola | May 31, 2011

Argues that using an economic framework to analyze music sampling reveals that copyright law might distort creativity.

Helen Nissenbaum

An Analysis of Google Log Retention Policies

By: Helen Nissenbaum and Vincent Toubiana

Web search data stored by Google is not sufficiently anonymized and could be used by third parties.

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Peter Swire Shares Lessons from Fair Lending Law that Are Relevant for Online Marketing and Big Data

At this week’s FTC Big Data workshop, law and ethics professor Peter Swire joined a panel to discuss the legal landscape relevant to online marketing and big data. The panel reviewed various antidiscrimination and consumer protection laws, and considered how they may apply to the use of big data.

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