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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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Face-ID Tools Pose New Risk


Alessandro Acquisti
Source: Wall Street Journal
August 1, 2011

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
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TAP Blog

Is the California Legislature Addicted to Performative Election-Year Stunts That Threaten the Internet? (Comments on AB2408)

Santa Clara internet law scholar Eric Goldman writes about California AB2408, proposed legislation intended to address social media platforms that are addictive to children.

Eric Goldman

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.

Featured Article

Private Accountability in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Algorithmic decision-making may perpetuate bias if the data used to train the system reflects bias. Thus far, regulators and the courts have not addressed algorithmic bias effectively.

By: Sonia Katyal