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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Digital Age Samaritans

Presented by the Yale Information Society Project

August 21, 2020,  

Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity

Presented by DLI @ Cornell

September 21, 2020, Chicago, IL

9th Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

Presented by Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

October 9, 2020, East Palo Alto, CA

TPRC48: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy

Hosted by the American University Washington College of Law

February 19, 2021, Washington, DC

TAP Blog

Schrems II: Reflections on the Decision and Next Steps

George Washington University privacy law expert Daniel Solove shares his insights from reviewing the ‘Schrems II’ ruling, and he discusses possible options –post Schrems II-- to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S.

Daniel J. Solove

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.


Here Are All the Battlefronts TikTok Is Currently Fighting On

“If a bunch of congressmen go to their teenagers and say they've banned their favorite app, there might be a lot of pushback and that could matter.” — Mark Lemley, Professor of Law, Stanford University
Mark Lemley
CNN Business
July 20, 2020

Featured Article

Deterring Cybercrime: Focus on Intermediaries

Cybercriminals rely on intermediary firms such as banks, and shippers to sell products and collect payments. Governments, intellectual property owners, and technology companies can police cybercriminals by policing these intermediaries, but this raises due process and fairness concerns.

By: Chris Hoofnagle, Aniket Kesari, Damon McCoy