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August 2019

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TAP’s goal of promoting academic thought leaders and their research is aimed at generating substantive tech-policy debate. Given this, the site strives to present works that are representative of the expertise of each scholar. Yet, with the tremendous volume of research and writing TAP academics engage in across a broad spectrum of technology policy issues, we do not presume to provide a one-stop repository of all the impressive and thoughtful scholarly papers produced by the experts highlighted on TAP. We do, however, make a concerted effort to showcase a selection of articles written by TAP scholars that can stimulate dialogue on the impact of technological innovation in policy areas such as artificial intelligence, privacy and cybersecurity, and intellectual property. 

It is in this spirit that we are using the summer newsletter to present a sample of articles recently written by TAP scholars. The links provided are to the snap-shot summaries of the articles that TAP writers have drafted. If you are inclined to read the article in its entirety, a link to find an online copy of the paper is provided.

Please know that at TAP we recognize by providing this list, we are only scratching the surface of the volumes of high-caliber papers generated by TAP scholars. By its very nature, including some articles means we are not including others. Our intention is to highlight as much work as we are able to in a newsletter format. The criteria for this list is simply a logistical one: present scholarly papers authored in 2018 and 2019 that TAP has posted online snap-shot summaries for since the start of this year.

For a more comprehensive list of the article summaries TAP has on the site, you can explore the site from a techpolicy issue topic that interests you most. From any page on the TAP site, select an issue from the drop-down list on the horizontal menu; and once on that issue page, under the Featured Article box, click on “View all articles on this Issue.”


Read a sampling of recently posted articles to the TAP site…


    Fifteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security
    August 11, 2019 - August 13, 2019
    Santa Clara, California
    Researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction, security, and privacy will engage in paper presentations, lightning talks, workshops, tutorials, and hackathons.

    2nd Annual Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity
    August 19, 2019 - August 20, 2019
    Digital Life Initiative and the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California
    Foster interaction among diverse communities of research and practice using contextual integrity to reason about privacy, and to design and evaluate, craft regulation, and generate formal logics for privacy.
    TAP scholar Helen Nissenbaum will participate.

    Near Future of U.S. Privacy Law
    September 6, 2019
    Silicon Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado
    Privacy law in the United States is famously a hole-ridden patchwork of state laws, sectoral legislation, and consumer protection. This conference will bring together academics, practitioners, technologists, and regulators to discuss the near future of U.S. data privacy law.
    TAP scholar Ryan Calo will participate.