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New Theory of “Quantitative” Privacy Would Limit Police Drones

Police agencies from the FBI to New York State collect massive amounts of data from phone calls, electronic messages, drones, and cameras. In “The Right to Quantitative Privacy,” law professors David Gray and Danielle Citron explain that any technology that enables broad, indiscriminate surveillance threatens civil liberties, and propose limits on the use of police drones and data mining.

Phishing Scammers Take Advantage of COVID-19 Uncertainties

Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Lorrie Cranor offers tips on how to protect yourself from phishing scams: 1) “If somebody is saying they're from the government, be very skeptical.” 2) “Think twice before sharing any personal information.” And, 3) “Read the entire email address carefully before taking any actions.”

Adapting the Law to Address Injuries in Virtual Reality

Virtual and augmented reality systems will be widely used in commercial and social life. In “Law, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality,” law professors Mark Lemley and Eugene Volokh explore the issues VR designers and courts face in preventing and addressing harms like fraud or harassment in virtual environments.

The GDPR’s 2nd Anniversary – Is It Working?

“Perhaps more than any regulatory framework before, the GDPR has had a profound policy impact outside the borders of the EU. Part of this policy export impact is directly attributable to the GDPR’s insistence that data transferred from Europe continue to be protected at a level equivalent to that in the EU.”
Omer Tene, IAPP

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Professor Lorrie Cranor Provides Tips on How to Protect Against Phishing Attacks

Posted on June 3, 2020
There has been a surge in phishing attacks and online scams taking advantage of COVID-19-related uncertainties and vulnerabilities. Carnegie Mellon University Professor Lorrie Cranor shares insights from her anti-phishing research.

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