Privacy

Related Faculty

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Professor
chuang@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: Bio-sensory computing; information economics and policy
Chris Hoofnagle
Adjunct Professor
chris@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: Internet law, information privacy, consumer protection, cybersecurity, computer crime, regulation of technology, edtech
(510) 643-0213
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Associate Professor
dkm@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: privacy, fairness, human rights, cybersecurity, technology and governance, values in design
(510) 642-0499

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.

Jun 6, 2016

We analyze the concept videos of Google Glass and Microsoft Hololens, viewing them as design fictions that project a vision about the future of computing. Analyzing these videos along with media articles during the time period after the products were announced but before they were available to the public, we begin to see how people use the videos to imagine different types of futures - including imagining different implications that these technologies might have on privacy.

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Privacy news

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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The award honors their research on the unwritten laws of privacy and the book Privacy on the Ground.
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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.
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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Ph.D. student Jen King presents to the Federal Trade Commission at a day-long workshop on advertising and privacy disclosures in online and mobile media May 30 in Washington, D.C.

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