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.

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. 

TAP Blog

The GW Law Review Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the FTC

The FTC at 100, a George Washington Law Review symposium, examined the Agency’s challenges and successes in the areas of administrative law, competition law, and consumer protection and privacy law.

TAP Guest Blogger

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The Truth About Teenagers, The Internet, And Privacy

This article explores the different networked sites that teens and young adults use and how they approach choices to share personal information about themselves. danah boyd and her new book are quoted.

danah boyd
Fast Company
November 4, 2014