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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.

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Danielle Citron Leads New LawTech Center at UVA

Professor Danielle Citron is the inaugural director of the LawTech Center, a new scholarly center at the University of Virginia Law School.

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Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

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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

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Scale Effects in Web Search

This study considers how learning affects competition between search engines. As learning proceeds, it tends to slow down. Could a new search engine with a better algorithm overcome a large search engine with more data?

By: R. Preston McAfee, Aadharsh Kannan, Di He, Justin Rao, Tao Qin, Tie-Yan Liu