Issues

Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

This section contains research on the networks that make the Internet work, the evolution of different business models that operate on the Internet, and ways to store and access information on the Internet through Cloud Computing.

TAP Blog

Is Social Graph Portability Workable?

Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, discusses a proposal to advocate for social graph portability rather than regulation or antitrust when dealing with market power issues that arise from platforms like Facebook.

Joshua Gans

Fact Sheets

Net Neutrality

Given the significance of the Internet, preserving its “openness” – an idea often referred to as “network neutrality” or “net neutrality” – has been a long-standing issue.

Quote

Sorry, Dave, I Can't Code That: AI's Prejudice Problem

"If your AI talks about the most beautiful people in the world, but most of them are white, then that seems to not really reflect the nature of the world’s population. That disparate impact measure may be the only way to measure the fairness of some of these systems."  — Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, University of Maryland

Frank Pasquale
The Register
May 8, 2017

Featured Article

Higher Standards: Regulation in the Network Age

The author argues that the FCC should move towards a standards-based approach to overseeing digital networks.

By: Kevin Werbach