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Privacy and Security

Information technology lets people learn about one another on a scale previously unimaginable. Information in the wrong hands can be harmful. Scholars on this site consider problems of privacy, fraud, identity, and security posed by the digital age.

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Peter Swire Offers a Proposal for Teaching the Organizational, Legal, and International Aspects of Cybersecurity

A new article by Georgia Tech law and ethics professor Peter Swire proposes a system for “categorizing and teaching the jumble of non-code yet vital cybersecurity topics.”

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Privacy and Consumers

There are a number of privacy issues related to how online companies collect, store, use and share personally identifiable information; and how consumers are informed about what is done with their information online.

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Government Case Details Sneaky Facebook Behavior

"The $5 billion settlement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission could help bring about change but it all depends on how the FTC implements it." — William Kovacic
William E. Kovacic
AP News
July 24, 2019

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Why the Right to Data Portability Likely Reduces Consumer Welfare: Antitrust and Privacy Critique

This article analyzes the potential weaknesses of the European Union’s potential new right to data portability.

By: Peter Swire, Yianni Lagos