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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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A selection of articles recently written by TAP scholars explore AI and the impact on privacy, how to safeguard privacy and security in an interconnected world, digital platforms and antitrust, and patent reform to support innovation.
Professor Théodore Christakis' recent article examines the EU’s proposed new digital legislation and the overarching desire for “digital sovereignty”. Professor Christakis is Professor of International and European Law at the Université Grenoble Alpes.
Take a look at the top viewed blog posts from this past year that have been written by TAP scholars.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove provides his list of notable books on privacy and security from 2020.
Professor Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, presents three possible scenarios for data transfers and international trade to continue following the post-Schrems II “Recommendations” by the European Data Protection Board. This is the final article in a three-part series.
In this second of a three-part series of posts analyzing the post-Schrems II “Recommendations” by the European Data Protection Board, Professor Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, assesses the difficulties that entities will face in using recommended supplementary measures to enable data transfers outside of the EU.
Professor Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, provides preliminary analyses of the post-Schrems II “Recommendations” by the European Data Protection Board.
Professors Jonathan Zittrain and James Mickens examine many issues associated with the security of our society’s interconnected systems in online discussion.
MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu examines data sharing; he looks at both the potential benefits that come from predictive big data approaches as well as the negative effects of data transactions.
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.
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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.

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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

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Using Data and Respecting Users

Firms should make ethical choices in using data to avoid souring relationships with users. Three basic guidelines reduce risk and help maintain user trust.

By: Marshall Van Alstyne, Alisa Lenart