Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

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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Professors Daniel Solove and Danielle Citron explore why the law struggles with recognizing data security violations as having caused cognizable harm; and they demonstrate that there are foundations in the law for recognizing harm based upon increased risk and anxiety.
In a special section for the IJoC, danah boyd and Alice Marwick examine how privacy protections (or lack of them) effect people whose lives are not part of mainstream America or Europe.
Evan Selinger, philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, questions if robots should be designed to deserve rights, ‘robot rights’.
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.
University of Chicago law and economics professor Omri Ben-Shahar discusses why he refers to “misuse of big data as the new pollution.”
Glen Weyl discusses his new paper about the value of users’ roles in providing the big data that fuels systems of automation and machine learning.
Four TAP Scholars have been honored with the Future of Privacy Forum’s Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. Read summaries of all the papers selected for this 8th annual award that recognizes leading privacy scholarship relevant to U.S. policymakers.
Stanford’s Gregory Rosston provides his insights to the net neutrality debate in a policy brief he recently prepared for the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson discusses how companies can determine which tasks are best suited to take advantage of machine learning.
George Washington University law professor Dan Solove provides his list of notable books on privacy and security from 2017.
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Broadband Access and Infrastructure

High-speed Internet access – often referred to as “broadband” – is a set of technologies that, taken together, are recognized as a potential catalyst for global economic and social change.


This Deal Helped Turn Google Into an Ad Powerhouse. Is That a Problem?

“If I knew in 2007 what I know now, I would have voted to challenge the DoubleClick acquisition,” — William Kovacic, Professor of Law, George Washington University
William E. Kovacic
The New York Times
September 21, 2020

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Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment

Firms and economists disagree as to whether allowing employees to work from home is a good practice. This study shows that many workers are more productive when working from home; however, home workers may be promoted less often.

By: Nicholas Bloom, D. John Roberts, James Liang, Zhichun Jenny Ying