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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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TAP Scholars Examine the GDPR Effect

TAP scholars explore the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation on privacy and security controls globally and the potential influence on U.S. data protection regulation.

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Upcoming Events

2018 Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

May 30, 2018, Washington, DC

IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2018

July 23, 2018, Singapore

Privacy Law Salon: Policymaker Roundtable

September 13, 2018, Washington, DC

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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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Will the FTC Come Down Hard on Facebook? It's Only Happened Twice in 20 Years

"One has to make an argument that consumers were deceived about friend information sharing, and that’s a difficult point to prove." — Chris Hoofnagle, Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley

Chris Hoofnagle
USA Today
April 17, 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