The technology to pay for a latte with the tap of smartphone is here. Smartphone manufacturers, mobile network operators, credit card companies, application developers, as well as companies involved in location-based advertising are all vying for a piece of the mobile wallet action.
In light of recently released documents concerning the ‘Craigslist killer’ murder case, Professor Shane Greenstein examines online privacy and how police used information technology to connect the murder to the suspect.
Professor James Grimmelmann, New York Law School, examines a current copyright infringement case between the silent magician Teller and a Dutch magician. Professor Grimmelmann examines the complaint in the case as well as the registration of the specific magic trick in order to determine what the “work” protected by copyright is, and whether Teller’s registration can support anything beyond the four corners of the stage directions.
Tomorrow (April 18th) The Center for Internet and Society Speaker Series presents Alessandro Acquisti. Professor Acquisti will link two streams of research he is conducting at Carnegie Mellon University: the "behavioral economics of privacy," and the study of privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks.
Ryan Calo, Director of Privacy and Robotics at the Stanford Center for Internet & Society, discusses a recent crash of a drone into a Texas police vehicle, and he outlines the privacy issues surrounding the use of drones domestically.
Professor John Palfrey, Harvard University, sat down for a conversation with Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill to discuss the agency’s policy and enforcement initiatives in the area of online privacy and data security.
TAP Scholars Ryan Calo, Jeff Rosen, and Peter Swire Discuss the Privacy Paradox
Ryan Calo, Jeff Rosen, and Peter Swire participated in the 2012 Stanford Law Review Symposium which focused on The Privacy Paradox: Privacy and Its Conflicting Values. The symposium strove to address the conflict between privacy and our country’s core values, such as the First Amendment and Fourth Amendment.
The White House has done it. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has done it. And the European Commission has done it, too. Within the past three months, the Obama administration, the European Commission, and the FTC have each released proposals for protecting consumer privacy online.
Recent tech policy news focuses on online privacy and cybersecurity.
The recently released book, Why Nations Fail, by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson looks at the reasons why some nations are rich, while others are poor.