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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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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.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove interviews Washington University law professor Neil Richards about his book, "Why Privacy Matters".
Introduction to recent books by TAP scholars that examine issues about privacy, AI, patents, antitrust, national security, and cloud computing.
Guest blogger Jake Chanenson provides a report on the 3rd Symposium on Contextual Integrity, of which TAP scholar Helen Nissenbaum was among the organizers.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove provides his list of notable books on privacy and security from 2021.
Professor Danielle Citron is the inaugural director of the LawTech Center, a new scholarly center at the University of Virginia Law School.
Next week, privacy law experts Professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, and Professor Paul Schwartz, University of California, Berkeley, gather privacy and security professionals together for a 3-day virtual forum.
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.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove shares his conversation with Oscar Gandy about his reflections on the past 30 years of data gathering. This interview coincides with the publication of the 2nd edition of Professor Gandy’s book, The Panoptic Sort.
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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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Growth in Surveillance Technology Pits Law Enforcement Against Privacy Concerns

“Technologies have become cheaper and more powerful. And more and more of us today have publicly available images of ourselves and our faces online. The opportunities for surveillance have become commonplace and nearly ubiquitous.” — name, position, institution

Alessandro Acquisti
Pittsburgh Tribune
April 10, 2022

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The Right to Quantitative Privacy

Law enforcement agencies subject citizens to surveillance by systems that aggregate large amounts of data from sources such as telephone records or drones. Such indiscriminate, broad surveillance violates Fourth Amendment privacy rights.

By: Danielle Citron, David C. Gray