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

Shhhh, They’re Listening – Inside the Coming Voice-Profiling Revolution

Professor Joseph Turow, Annenberg School for Communication, discusses the technology changes in voice profiling, and explains how “companies could soon tailor what they try to sell you based on the mood conveyed by the sound of your voice.”

Joseph Turow

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

He Created the Web. Now He’s Out to Remake the Digital World.

“In this changed regulatory setting, there is a market opportunity for Tim Berners-Lee's firm and others to offer individuals better ways to control their data.” — Peter Swire, Law and Ethics Professor , Georgia Tech

Peter Swire
The New York Times
January 10, 2021

Featured Article

Born in the USA: The GDPR and the Case for Transatlantic Privacy Convergence

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes privacy rules that differ significantly from privacy policies in the United States. But the GDPR often draws on US sources, revealing that Europe and the US share privacy values.

By: Omer Tene, Gabe Maldoff