Chris Hoofnagle, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, examines why the marketplace is littered with failed companies that tried to sell privacy-protective services to consumers.
Economist Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, examines the value of ad-blocking software to consumers and advertisers alike.
Harvard law and computer science professor Jonathan Zittrain asks in what situations is the manipulation of computer algorithms acceptable? And if it is sometimes permissible, should people have knowledge of the modification?
University of Maryland law professor James Grimmelmann outlines the new topics and updates in his casebook, Internet Law: Cases and Problems.
University of Maryland law professor Frank Pasquale investigates some of the issues with the gig economy, such as the protection of employment for the people doing the tasks; algorithmic transparency which could determine how many ‘gigs’ a worker receives; and, nullification attempts of regulations (such as anti-discrimination laws) by the executives of companies.
Professor Eric Goldman, Director of the Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, introduces the new edition of his casebook on Internet law.
Professor Shane Greenstein, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, looks back on the start of the commercial Internet.
TAP scholars Alessandro Acquisti, Anita Allen, and Daniel Solove help examine the privacy issues that arise when someone’s face is recognized and used by more than their family and friends.
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.