Issues

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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The Benefits and Risks of the Internet of Things

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently completed a report that explains what the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) refers to, how IoT technologies are being applied, and how connected devices might be impacting information security, privacy, safety, as well as the economy.

TAP Staff Blogger

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.

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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
Forbes
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