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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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Kevin Werbach and Andrea Matwyshyn Discuss How the U.S. Can Improve Internet Security and Access

Wharton School of Business' Kevin Werbach and Northeastern University's Andrea Matwyshyn discuss how the U.S. can take internet connectivity to the next level.

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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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Privacy Experts Alarmed as Amazon Moves into the Health Care Industry

"The law covers traditional health insurance and provider health care, but it doesn’t cover many of the other sources of health-related data that today’s technology generates. It doesn’t cover, for example, the books you buy about health care or the many fitness and health-care apps you may have on your phone." — Peter Swire, Professor of Law, Georgia Tech

Peter Swire
The Washington Post
January 30, 2018