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.

Featured Article

Lost in the Cloud

This op-ed raises concerns about storing personal files on the Internet.

By: Jonathan Zittrain

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

Sharing Student Data: Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

Is it possible to balance student privacy against the educational benefits that can stem from using and sharing student data widely?

TAP Staff Blogger


Does That Look Like Me?

This article discusses a new book written by New York University professors Helen Nissenbaum and Finn Brunton. Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest explains how planting false digital footprints can help you regain some privacy online.

Helen Nissenbaum
September 14, 2015