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
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

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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

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.

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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.

Mark Zuckerberg caricature (image courtesy of Flickr user DonkeyHotey https://flic.kr/p/bZGj6W)

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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