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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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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.
A new report by Georgia Tech Professor Peter Swire provides a framework for assessing issues of data portability.
George Washington University privacy law professor Daniel Solove provides some information about the LGPD, Brazil’s new privacy law.
In their recent paper, “A Duty of Loyalty for Privacy Law,” Professors Neil Richards and Woodrow Hartzog propose imposing a duty of loyalty on companies that collect and process human information.
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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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Smart Cities: Privacy, Transparency, and Community

Smart cities raise concerns about privacy, autonomy, and bias. A smart city should preserve privacy in three contexts: As a data steward, as a data platform, and as a government authority.

By: Omer Tene, Kelsey Finch