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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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Upcoming Events

Fifteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security

Annual privacy and security conference

August 11, 2019, Santa Clara, CA

2nd Annual Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity

Hosted by DLI and ICSI

August 19, 2019, Berkeley, CA

Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019

An International Association of Privacy Professionals event

September 24, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

TAP Blog

Kevin Werbach Discusses What Is Really Motivating Facebook to Enter the Cryptocurrency Business

In an op-ed piece for The New York Times, Wharton School of Business professor Kevin Werbach shares his insights on why Facebook is entering the cryptocurrency business.

TAP Staff Blogger

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. 

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Deepfake Porn and the Ethics of Being Able to Watch Whatever Your Imagination Desires

"In the US, the legal options are small but potent if (big if) one has the funds to hire an attorney and one can find the creator. Defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress are potential claims." — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Maryland

Danielle Citron
Metro UK
May 31, 2019

Featured Article

Robots and Privacy

As robots become more mainstream, the technology can implicate privacy in obvious and surprising ways.

By: M. Ryan Calo