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Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, reports on how Google and Bing view the value of data from online user behavior.
Professor Shane Greenstein offers a look into the Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy, a recently published volume in the National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report series that he co-edited with Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker. This volume presents insights on the functioning and impact of the digital economy.
Professor Christopher Millard, Queen Mary University of London, asks why governments, legislators and regulators are focusing so intensely on the physical location of data. In “Forced Localization of Cloud Services: Is Privacy the Real Driver?,” Professor Millard examines the motivations behind insistence that data stored in cloud services be geographically and legally-secured within a country’s borders.
Professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University Law School, discusses the need to address the harms involved with data breaches, such as the recent breach of the Office of Personnel Management.
Professor Barbara van Schewick, Director of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, explains how the FCC’s Open Internet Rules will be impacted by some of the GOP add-ons to the House Appropriations Bill. Professor van Schewick’s post was originally published June 11th, the Appropriations Bill was approved today, June 17th.
“There’s a fresh push to protect student data,” says Data & Society Founder danah boyd. In this article, she explains why she believes the people who need the most protection are the ones being left behind.
In a recent Wired article, Professor Lorrie Faith Cranor discusses her work researching online privacy and usable security.
The Computing Community Consortium presents their strategic guide for privacy research that aims to enable society to appropriately control threats to privacy while enjoying the benefits of information technology and data science.
Professor Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University, examines the economic value of online behavioral data.
Law professor James Grimmelmann, University of Maryland, shares his new article that grew out of last summer’s Facebook and OkCupid experiments.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove presents key takeaways from the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on the NSA’s power to collect data about people’s phone calls.
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