Privacy and Security

Information technology lets people learn about one another on a scale previously unimaginable. Information in the wrong hands can be harmful. Scholars on this site consider problems of privacy, fraud, identity, and security posed by the digital age.

Fact Sheets

Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

TAP Blog

The Right to be Forgotten: Not an Easy Question

Law professor Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland, delves into the European Court’s “right to be forgotten” ruling. Professor Pasquale states that “Internet regulation must recognize the power of certain dominant firms to shape impressions of individuals.”

Frank Pasquale


How Big Data Could Discriminate

"There may be data inside big data sets that say with some level of confidence what are the demographic, you know, characteristics. If you have that and you have a disparate impact in the data in your database, the history under fair lending has been that you might come under scrutiny for the regulated industries." — Peter Swire, Professor of Law, Georgia Institute of Technology

Peter Swire
September 16, 2014