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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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

The Berkman Center Maps Diverse Attempts to Create an Internet Bill of Rights

A recent study by Professor Urs Gasser and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society examines the diverse efforts to develop an Internet Bill of Rights.

TAP Staff Blogger


The Accidental Victims of Online Harassment

This article explores what happens when someone has the same name as a person who is the target of a social media vitriol. Information privacy and cyber law scholar Danielle Citron, University of Maryland, is quoted.

Danielle Citron
October 27, 2015