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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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Protect Your Privacy Online


Alessandro Acquisti
Source: Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
June 1, 2011

Lawmakers Look at Phone Tracking


Joseph Turow
Source: Washington Post
May 8, 2011

Child porn case shows danger of Net routers


John Palfrey
Source: Boston Herald
April 26, 2011

Freedom and Anonymity: Keeping the Internet Open


Jonathan Zittrain
Source: Scientific American
February 24, 2011

'Do Not Track' Internet Privacy Bill Introduced in House


M. Ryan Calo
Source: Los Angeles Times
February 11, 2011

Global Net Crackdown to Shatter 'Utopian' Internet: Experts


Tim Wu
Source: Sidney Morning Herald
February 4, 2011

Giffords Could Be Released Within Days Or Weeks


Anita Allen
Source: NPR: Morning Edition
January 18, 2011

Answers to Questions About Internet Privacy



Source: The New York Times
July 26, 2010
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Recent Papers from TAP Scholars

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.

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Algorithmic Impact Assessments under the GDPR: Producing Multi-layered Explanations

The European Union's General Data Protection Direction (GDPR) addresses concerns with automated decision-making. Impact assessments support both individual privacy rights and oversight of the entire system.

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