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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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Fact Sheets

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

Eric Goldman Explains How California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code Bill (AB2273) Would Break the Internet

Law professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, explains why the California Age Appropriate Design Code Act, AB 2273, “would radically reshape the Internet” if signed into law.

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Abortion Bans Are Going to Make Stalkerware Even More Dangerous

“Policymakers tend to view privacy violations in silos, so they pursue reforms in a piecemeal manner. One day, proposals focus on nonconsensual pornography; the next, deepfake sex videos, still another, the confidentiality of people’s COVID statuses; and so on. To the extent that the law is updated, the reforms are often overly narrow. ” — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Danielle Citron
Slate – Future Tense
July 5, 2022

Featured Article

Journalism and the Voice Intelligence Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems that analyze human voices have important implications for the creation and marketing of news.

By: Joseph Turow