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This section contains research on the networks that make the Internet work, the evolution of different business models that operate on the Internet, and ways to store and access information on the Internet through Cloud Computing.

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In a new paper, Michael Impink, doctoral candidate in Strategy at NYU Stern School of Business, examines the tradeoff between efficiencies gained from outsourcing IT and the ability to differentiate digital products.
Stanford economics professor Nicholas Bloom joins Prof Nirvikar Singh, University of California, Santa Cruz, to discuss the future of work on the “Ideas for India” podcast. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has become the norm for many organizations. This has raised questions about worker productivity and equity, work-life balance, and the future of commuting and cities.
In a UVA Common Law podcast, University of Pennsylvania law professor Anita Allen joins University of Virginia law professor Danielle Citron and UVA Law’s Dean Risa Goluboff to discuss privacy law as it specifically impacts people of color.
Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom shares takeaways from his research over the past two and a half years on remote and hybrid work.
Law professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, explains why the California Age Appropriate Design Code Act, AB 2273, “would radically reshape the Internet” if signed into law.
Santa Clara internet law scholar Eric Goldman writes about California AB2408, proposed legislation intended to address social media platforms that are addictive to children.
In a recent article written for Slate, privacy law professor Danielle Citron says, “Intimate privacy is even more in jeopardy now that women’s reproductive choices may render them in violation of state criminal law.”
In an article written for The Atlantic in early June, Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain presents his thoughts on how “community governance” can be nurtured and supported through practices and technologies to address the content moderation challenges of online social media sites.
Professors Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog present some key quotes from their new book, BREACHED! Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It (Oxford University Press, 2022).
Professor Omer Tene, IAPP Senior Fellow, examines the hiQ Labs vs. LinkedIn Corporation decision to highlight the deep divide around the notion of privacy and data protection between Europe and the U.S. This decision also shows the sharp lines between privacy and competition policy, particularly in the context of major tech platforms and the data ecosystems they nurture.
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Net Neutrality

Given the significance of the Internet, preserving its “openness” – an idea often referred to as “network neutrality” or “net neutrality” – has been a long-standing issue.

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What We Know Now About the Business Impact of Hybrid Work

“But the biggest challenge—and maybe the one unexpected bit—is how much employees have got comfortable with choice of days in the office and like to flip that around each week, for whatever reason, childcare reasons, work, personal reasons, etc. ” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

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September 6, 2022

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Toggles, Dollar Signs, and Triangles: How to (In)Effectively Convey Privacy Choices with Icons and Link Texts

Websites often use icons to guide consumers to privacy choices. Designing effective icons can be difficult. Sites could improve results by testing icons before use.

By: Alessandro Acquisti, Florian Schaub, Joel R. Reidenberg, Hana Habib, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Norman Sadeh, Yaxing Yao, Yixin Zou