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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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Game of Risks: An Interview with Adam Levin on the HBO Breach, Cybersecurity Insurance, and Cyber Risks

George Washington University privacy law expert Daniel Solove asks cybersecurity expert Adam Levin to elaborate on the challenges raised with the HBO data breach, potential new cyber threats that may be unleashed, and what companies and individuals can do to protect themselves.

Daniel J. Solove

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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. 

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Blockchain As Blockbuster: Still Too Soon to Tell, But Get Ready

Ultimately, blockchain represents a new “architecture of trust. You have trust in money, versus it just being a green piece of paper. Transactions that go on in the market depend on some level of trust. Blockchain enables a new architecture of trust -- it’s a new way to make a transaction trusted." — Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School of Business

Kevin Werbach
Forbes
June 29, 2017

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