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
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?

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Information Policy news

Deirdre K. Mulligan
Statement to US Copyright Office urges reform of the laws inhibiting cybersecurity research.
Xiao Qiang
Professor Xiao was named to the list for “for taking on China’s Great Firewall of censorship.”
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Facebook is grappling with its impact on our social and emotional lives  —  and that’s a good thing. But it has to get the research right. Why Facebook did the experiment, and how to make it better.
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Once a pervasive surveillance infrastructure is in place, a government will always have an incentive to abuse that power, according to new research.
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Capped by a keynote from Obama adviser John Podesta, a day-long workshop brought together the worlds of government, business, the law, and academia for what assistant professor Deirdre Mulligan called “a frank and honest conversation about our values,” and about how to balance those values with the omnipresent, often invisible collection of data about every aspect of our lives.
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New research presents case studies from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; Rajasthan, India, at the turn of the 20th century; and a present-day Indian welfare system.
Rajesh Veeraraghavan
Ph.D. student Rajesh Veeraraghavan is analyzing the effects of an Indian “open government” initiative, which uses information transparency to fight corruption in the distribution of government benefits.
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Although case law is technically public domain, legal decisions are often scattered across the Internet, locked up in proprietary systems, and only available by paying exorbitant fees. A new non-profit aims to make these legal materials easily and freely available to all.
Jen King
A report on mobile privacy released this morning by the Federal Trade Commission incorporates a number of recommendations from Ph.D. student Jennifer King. King is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the School of Information, where she studies online privacy and how people make their privacy decisions.
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King & Mulligan are included in the third annual “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers” publication, released by the Future of Privacy Forum.

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