Law

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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
Deirdre K. Mulligan
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.

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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.

Deirdre K. Mulligan
Statement to US Copyright Office urges reform of the laws inhibiting cybersecurity research.
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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.