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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Aspen Forum

Hosted by the Technology Policy Institute

August 15, 2021, Aspen CO

3rd Annual Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity

Presented by CI Research and Applications

September 30, 2021, Chicago, IL

10th Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum

Hosted by the Berkeley Center For Law & Technology

October 8, 2021,  

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,  

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Taking a Broader Look at Privacy Remedies

In their new paper, “Breaking the Privacy Gridlock: A Broader Look at Remedies,” privacy experts Chris Hoofnagle, James Dempsey, Ira Rubinstein, and Katherine Strandburg examine regulatory structures outside the field of information privacy in order to identify enforcement and remedy structures that may be useful in developing federal consumer privacy legislation.

TAP Staff Blogger

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.


Should Alexa Read Our Moods?

“Using the human body for discriminating among people is something that we should not do.” — Joseph Turow, Professor of Media Systems & Industries, University of Pennsylvania

Joseph Turow
The New York Times
May 19, 2021

Featured Article

You Might Be a Robot

Policymakers show increasing interest in regulating robots. However, a "robot" can be hard to define. The increasing pace of innovation makes it hard to apply the plain language of laws to new cases.

By: Mark Lemley, Bryan Casey