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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 14, 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.

Erik Brynjolfsson

Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference

By: Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee | July 01, 2008

This paper argues that information technology investments have increased competition in US industries.

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.

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.

Economic Impact of Cloud Computing on Business Creation, Employment and Output in Europe, The

By: Federico Etro | April 30, 2009

This paper examines the expected benefits of the development of cloud computing in Europe.

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FTC Privacy Law and Policy

Berkeley Center for Law & Technology's Chris Hoofnagle announces the release of his new book, “Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy.”

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