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

The Hidden Force That Will Drive GDPR Privacy Compliance

Privacy law expert Dan Solove discusses the compliance challenges with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Daniel J. Solove

Upcoming Events

Privacy Law Salon: Policymaker Roundtable

September 14, 2017, Washington, DC

Privacy. Security. Risk. 2017

October 16, 2017, San Diego, CA

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. 


Blockchain As Blockbuster: Still Too Soon to Tell, But Get Ready

Ultimately, blockchain represents a new “architecture of trust. You have trust in money, versus it just being a green piece of paper. Transactions that go on in the market depend on some level of trust. Blockchain enables a new architecture of trust -- it’s a new way to make a transaction trusted." — Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School of Business

Kevin Werbach
June 29, 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