Information Policy

Related Faculty

John Chuang
Professor
Bio-sensory computing; brainwave authentication; information economics and policy
Chris Hoofnagle
Adjunct Professor
Internet law, information privacy, consumer protection, cybersecurity, computer crime, regulation of technology, edtech
Deirdre K. Mulligan
Associate Professor
privacy, fairness, human rights, cybersecurity, technology and governance, values in design
AnnaLee (Anno) Saxenian
Professor
Regional economic development, Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley.

Recent Publications

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

Bloc by Bloc. Image courtesy of Harvard University Press.

In his newly published book, Bloc by Bloc, Professor Steven Weber explores the future of the global enterprise as international tensions reach new heights.

Steven Weber

Concerns regarding Beijing's censorship and human rights record continue to disrupt tech-industry ties between the U.S. and China.

Hany Farid

Preventing online extremism has become a priority for European policy-makers in the wake of the harrowing attack in Christchurch, which was live-streamed on Facebook. Technology like the Counter Extremism Project's eGlyph, a tool developed by UC Berkeley professor Hany Farid, should be used to screen out extremist content on social media platforms.

 A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square, 1989. Photograph: Jeff Widener/AP

The company’s controversial plan to relaunch search is a chance to stand up for truth in the age of disinformation, say Deirdre Mulligan and Daniel Griffin.

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