The Issues

  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

Presenting “Privacy by Design” in Concept Videos

Has the idea that privacy should be “engineered in” affected the design of real products? In “These Aren’t the Autonomous Drones You’re Looking for: Investigating Privacy Concerns Through Concept Videos,” TAP scholar Deirdre Mulligan and her coauthor assess Amazon’s drone delivery concept videos, outlining how to assess concept videos’ treatment of privacy issues.

What Harms Come from a Data Breach?

“The number of people affected by data breaches continues to rise as companies collect more and more personal data in inadequately secured data reservoirs. Victims of data breaches have an increased risk of identity theft, fraud, and reputational damage.” – Professors Daniel Solove and Danielle Citron

Are Privacy Rights Just for the Privileged?

“The stark reality is that achieving privacy is especially difficult for those who are marginalized in other areas of life.” danah boyd and Alice Marwick have compiled a series of articles that reveal the complex dynamics—such as coercion and consent—that underpin a range of privacy experiences around the world.

How to Improve Password Meter Design

Most password meters offer little help to users beyond telling them their password is “fair” or “poor.” In “Design and Evaluation of a Data-Driven Password Meter,” TAP scholar Lorrie Faith Cranor and her coauthors describe a new password meter that offers users detailed feedback, helping them to create secure passwords that are still memorable.

New TAP Blog Posts

Professors Solove and Citron Explain the Risk and Anxiety Harms that Arises from Data Breaches

Posted on March 14, 2018
Professors Daniel Solove and Danielle Citron explore why the law struggles with recognizing data security violations as having caused cognizable harm; and they demonstrate that there are foundations in the law for recognizing harm based upon increased risk and anxiety.

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