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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.

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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. 

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.

TAP Blog

“Schrems III”? First Thoughts on the EDPB post-Schrems II Recommendations on International Data Transfers (Part 3)

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.

Théodore Christakis

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Remote Workers More at Risk for Social Engineered Deception and Cyberattack

“42 percent of the U.S. labor force [is] now working from home full-time. In fact, almost twice as many employees are working from home as at work.” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Nicholas Bloom
Security
November 16, 2020

Featured Article

Towards a Modern Approach to Privacy-Aware Government Data Releases

The standards relied on by government agencies that release data to promote transparency may be inadequate to protect privacy. The rules agencies follow in releasing data in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, or from public records and statistics lack consistency.

By: Urs Gasser, Alexandra Wood, David O'Brien, Micah Altman, Salil Vadhan