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

CITP Seminar: Philip N. Howard – Lie Machines

Hosted by the Center for Information Technology Policy

April 20, 2021,  

14th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

Co-sponsored by BCLT and GW Law

June 3, 2021,  

PrivacyCon 2021

Hosted by the Federal Trade Commission

July 27, 2021,  

10th Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum

Hosted by the Berkeley Center For Law & Technology

October 8, 2021,  

14th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture: Policing Families

Hosted by the Berkeley Center For Law & Technology

October 28, 2021,  

TAP Blog

Professors Danielle Citron and Daniel Solove Examine Privacy Harms

In their new article, “Privacy Harms,” privacy experts and law professors Danielle Citron, University of Virginia, and Daniel Solove, George Washington University, discuss the legal challenges in holding privacy violators accountable for the harms they cause.

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

Smart Cities: Privacy, Transparency, and Community

Smart cities raise concerns about privacy, autonomy, and bias. A smart city should preserve privacy in three contexts: As a data steward, as a data platform, and as a government authority.

By: Omer Tene, Kelsey Finch