Information Policy

Related Faculty

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Professor
Biosensory computing; climate informatics; information economics and policy
Chris Hoofnagle
Professor of Practice
Internet law, information privacy, consumer protection, cybersecurity, computer crime, regulation of technology, edtech
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Professor
privacy, fairness, human rights, cybersecurity, technology and governance, values in design
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Assistant Professor of Practice
Politics, Security, Emerging Technologies, Arms Control, Global Governance, Cybersecurity
AnnaLee (Anno) Saxenian
Professor
Regional economic development, Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley.

Recent Publications

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May 15, 2022

During the pandemic in the United States, there has been considerably more interest in home abortions than in minimally or nonclinically supported self-abortions. As access barriers to in-person abortion care increase due to legal restrictions and COVID-19–related disruptions, individuals may be turning to the internet for information and services on out-of-clinic medication abortions. Google searches allow us to explore timely population-level interest in this topic and assess its implications.

Book cover: Law and Policy for the Quantum Age
Jan 6, 2022

It is often said that quantum technologies are poised to change the world as we know it, but cutting through the hype, what will quantum technologies actually mean for countries and their citizens?

May 8, 2018

The creators of technical infrastructure are under social and legal pressure to comply with expectations that can be difficult to translate into computational and business logics. This dissertation bridges this gap through three projects that focus on privacy engineering, information security, and data economics, respectively. These projects culminate in a new formal method for evaluating the strategic and tactical value of data: data games. This method relies on a core theoretical contribution building on the work of Shannon, Dretske, Pearl, Koller, and Nissenbaum: a definition of situated information flow as causal flow in the context of other causal relations and strategic choices.

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Information Policy news

Cover of book "Law and Policy for the Quantum Age"

In a new book, Law and Policy for the Quantum Age, Professor Chris Jay Hoofnagle and Simson L. Garfinkel explain the genesis of quantum information theory, and its applications through quantum sensing, computing, and communications.

Ashkan Soltani

School of Information alumnus Ashkan Soltani, MIMS ’09, was appointed Executive Director of the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA).

Hany Farid

Should big tech companies be reined in? I School Professor Hany Farid thinks changes need to be made to Sec 230 which would remove the blanket protection from liability these companies currently enjoy.

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The EARN IT Act would help stop tech giants from prioritizing profits over safety.

Hany Farid

Despite growing sentiments that deepfakes are the “dog that never barked,” Hany Farid believes the worst is yet to come.

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