Measuring Privacy Programs
The risks of falling short on privacy compliance are greater than they have ever been. New laws are going into effect around the world and in the states, enforcement agencies are exercising their authority and media organizations have teams devoted to identifying data protection failures. Legal judgments can run into the billions. And most important, […]
Manipulative Design: Defining Areas of Focus for Consumer Privacy
In consumer privacy, the phrase “dark patterns” is everywhere. Emerging from a wide range of technical and academic literature, it now appears in at least two US privacy laws: the California Privacy Rights Act and the Colorado Privacy Act (which, if signed by the Governor, will come into effect in 2025). Under both laws, companies […]
COPYRIGHTS AND PRIVACY: What is the Irrevocable License and is it Really a Privacy Concern?
The reasons for the development and inclusion of these clauses, and the privacy controversies the terms can trigger, tell an interesting tale about the intersection of data protection and intellectual property law.
Empirical Research in the Internet of Things, Mobile Privacy, and Digital Advertising
In the world of consumer privacy, including the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile data, and advertising technologies (“Ad Tech”), it can often be difficult to measure real-world impact and conceptualize individual harms and benefits. Fortunately, academic researchers are increasingly focusing on these issues, leading to impressive scholarship from institutions such as the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science, UC Berkeley School of Information, and many others, including non-profits and think tanks.