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.

Back to main Privacy and Security page

Upcoming Events

State of the Net: The Transition of Internet Policy

Hosted by the Internet Education Foundation

January 26, 2021,  

Data Privacy Day

Hosted by the National Cybersecurity Alliance

January 28, 2021,  

CACR Security Speaker Series: Keith Lehigh and Scott Orr

Presented by the Maurer School of Law

January 28, 2021,  

Trust and Trustworthiness in the Tech Sector

Hosted by Silicon Flatirons

February 9, 2021,  

TPRC48: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy

Hosted by the American University Washington College of Law

February 17, 2021,  

Privacy at the Margins

Hosted by Silicon Flatirons

March 12, 2021,  

CITP Seminar: Woodrow Hartzog – Privacy’s Constitutional Moment and the Limits of Data Protection

Hosted by the Center for Information Technology Policy

March 23, 2021,  

BTLJ-BCLT Symposium: Lex Informatica – The Formulation of Information Policy Rules through Technology

Hosted by the Berkeley Center For Law & Technology

April 15, 2021,  

TAP Blog

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.

TAP Staff Blogger

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. 


He Created the Web. Now He’s Out to Remake the Digital World.

“In this changed regulatory setting, there is a market opportunity for Tim Berners-Lee's firm and others to offer individuals better ways to control their data.” — Peter Swire, Law and Ethics Professor , Georgia Tech

Peter Swire
The New York Times
January 10, 2021

Featured Article

Brief of Scholars of the History and Original Meaning of the Fourth Amendment as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner in Carpenter v. United States

Police use data from cell phone providers to track the movements of suspects over a long period of time. Unlimited access to such data threatens privacy rights protected by the Fourth Amendment.

By: Danielle Citron, George C. Thomas, David C. Gray, Laura Donohue, Luke Milligan, Margaret Hu, Morgan Cloud, Norman Garland, Renee M. Hutchins, Tracey Maclin, William J. Cuddihy