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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Upcoming Events

Privacy+Security Forum

Hosted by the Privacy+Security Academy

October 21, 2020,  

Digital and Physical Company Towns in the Age of Public Capitalism

Presented by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

October 29, 2020,  

The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World

Presented by the Berkman Klein Center

November 11, 2020,  

Joel R. Reidenberg Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop

Presented by the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity

November 13, 2020,  

The One Forum

Organized by the French-American Chamber of Commerce

November 17, 2020,  

CITP Seminar: Anita Allen

Presented by the Center for Information Technology Policy

November 17, 2020,  

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

Professors Solove and Schwartz Provide Virtual Forum for Privacy + Security Learning

Next week, privacy law experts Professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, and Professor Paul Schwartz, University of California, Berkeley, gather privacy and security professionals together for a 3-day virtual forum.

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. 


A Super-surveillance Society and Its Impact on Democracy

No country with too strong or too weak state power can generate economic growth. — Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, MIT
Daron Acemoglu
The Japan Times
September 6, 2020

Featured Article

Why the Right to Data Portability Likely Reduces Consumer Welfare: Antitrust and Privacy Critique

This article analyzes the potential weaknesses of the European Union’s potential new right to data portability.

By: Peter Swire, Yianni Lagos