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.

TAP Blog

Privacy and Security in Health Tech: Improving Transparency About Practices

Congratulations to Daniel Solove for winning the U.S. Health and Human Services competition for the creation of a Model Privacy Notice. Professor Solove explains the winning tool he developed with his colleague R. Jason Cronk.

Daniel J. Solove

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. 


Nexar CityStream Uses Smartphones to Crowd-Sourced Mapping Data for Cities and Self-Driving Cars

"Courts generally say that people have little or no expectation of privacy in the movements of their cars on public roads, as long as cars aren't being tracked everywhere they go for a lengthy period of time." — Lior Strahilevitz, Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Lior Strahilevitz
May 9, 2017

Featured Article

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