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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Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021

Hosted by the IAPP

October 19, 2021, San Diego, CA

14th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture: Policing Families

Hosted by the Berkeley Center For Law & Technology

October 28, 2021,  

CITP Seminar: Ari Waldman – Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power

Hosted by the Center for Information Technology Policy

November 2, 2021,  

Crash Course: The State of Privacy Law in California

Hosted by Silicon Flatirons

November 17, 2021, Boulder CO

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Danielle Citron Leads New LawTech Center at UVA

Professor Danielle Citron is the inaugural director of the LawTech Center, a new scholarly center at the University of Virginia Law School.

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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. 


Talking about abortion online in Texas? What you say on Facebook or Twitter could hurt you

“This is such a terrifying assault on intimate privacy. It incentivizes spying and exposure of women and girls and their intimate relationships and reproductive life that is unfathomably troubling.” — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Danielle Citron
USA Today
September 4, 2021

Featured Article

The Many Revolutions of Carpenter

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Carpenter v. United States is revolutionary. The Supreme Court recognizes that Fourth Amendment privacy rights were intended to preserve a society free of constant surveillance.

By: Paul Ohm