Information Policy

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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
Headshot of Professor Deirdre K. Mulligan
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

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

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.

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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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Chris Hoofnagle discusses the policing of Facebook’s privacy policies and FTC enforcement.

Jen King

Facebook is right to claim this incident was no breach  —  this is Facebook’s platform working exactly as designed.

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Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Deirdre Mulligan, and others weighed in on an ongoing lawsuit challenging the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to regulate companies’ data security practices.

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In a new article, I School scholars ponder the implications of considering cybersecurity a public good, like public health.

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