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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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Professors Hartzog and Solove Discuss Consumer Data Security at the FTC Hearings on Consumer Protection

Professors Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University School of Law, and Daniel Solove, George Washington University, share their expertise with the FTC during the Hearings Initiative on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

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Data Privacy Day

January 28, 2019, All countries

State of the Net 2019

January 29, 2019, Washington, DC

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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The Cybersecurity 202: Kanye West Is Going to Make Password Security Great Again

"The phone is actually the closest to being a solved problem. They use biometrics pretty well. They’re not the most secure things, but they’re a lot more secure than using ‘000000.’" — Lorrie Faith Cranor, Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Lorrie Faith Cranor
The Washington Post
October 12, 2018

Featured Article

Why the Right to Data Portability Likely Reduces Consumer Welfare: Antitrust and Privacy Critique

This article analyzes the potential weaknesses of the European Union’s potential new right to data portability.

By: Peter Swire, Yianni Lagos