Issues

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.

TAP Blog

Recent Papers from TAP Scholars Examine AI’s Impact on the Future of Work and Privacy

Introduction to several recent articles by TAP scholars that explore the impact of artificial intelligence technologies on the future of work, racial and gender equity, privacy, and administrative accountability.

TAP Staff Blogger

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.

Quote

Talking about abortion online in Texas? What you say on Facebook or Twitter could hurt you

“This is such a terrifying assault on intimate privacy. It incentivizes spying and exposure of women and girls and their intimate relationships and reproductive life that is unfathomably troubling.” — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Danielle Citron
USA Today
September 4, 2021

Featured Article

Informing the Design of a Personalized Privacy Assistant for the Internet of Things

Personalized Privacy Assistant (PPAs) will help users manage Internet of Things (IoT) device data collection. The best PPAs will learn from users and offer suggestions from unbiased sources.

By: Alessandro Acquisti, Jessica Colnago, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Megan Ung, Norman Sadeh, Sarah Pearman, Tharangini Palanivel, Yuanyuan Feng