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Recently back at Princeton after serving as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the Obama White House, Professor Ed Felten discusses the issues around the use of encryption by people working in government positions.
In this article written for The Atlantic, Annenberg School for Communications professor Joseph Turow explains that the data mining and in-store tracking practices used by retail stores to offer special deals for individual customers raises issues of discrimination and privacy.
In his new policy paper, “Lessons for Policymakers and Regulators on the (Predictable) Future of the Digital Economy,” Professor Kevin Werbach offers suggestions for regulators and business innovators on how to provide regulations and business frameworks that support digital innovation, rather than stifle it.
Harvard business professor Shane Greenstein explains the economic factors that produce network congestion.
New York University economics professor Nicholas Economides explains why President-elect Trump’s appointments to the FCC’s transition team signals that net neutrality rules may be in danger.
Fordham University law professor Joel Reidenberg raises privacy concerns with NYC’s proposal to track the GPS coordinates of passengers’ trip location data for car service rides.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has announced the top privacy papers of 2016, and the majority of them have been authored or co-authored by TAP scholars.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove explains why the recent FTC v. AT&T Mobility decision is bad for consumer privacy protection and potentially bad for businesses that fall into the common carrier category.
A look at academic institutions and government agencies that are working to build an understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to artificial intelligence and machine learning.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove explains that Cloud Service Agreements are critical because they are at the front line of protecting the privacy and security of personal data.
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"The bad guys have had more time to spend on this, and more time to develop new tricks." — Ed Felten, Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

Edward Felten
The New York Times
July 11, 2019

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