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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.

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Six Provocations for Big Data

This article challenges the assumption that only large sets of data provide the best information to social scientists.

By: danah boyd, Kate Crawford

Fact Sheets

Privacy and Consumers

There are a number of privacy issues related to how online companies collect, store, use and share personally identifiable information; and how consumers are informed about what is done with their information online.

TAP Blog

Top 10 Internet Law Developments Of 2014

Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, offers his recap of the top Internet Law developments of 2014.

Eric Goldman

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The Truth About Teenagers, The Internet, And Privacy

This article explores the different networked sites that teens and young adults use and how they approach choices to share personal information about themselves. danah boyd and her new book are quoted.

danah boyd
Fast Company
November 4, 2014