Online privacy


Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Harvard University

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:15 to 13:15

Every day, Internet users interact with technologies designed to undermine their privacy. And the law says this is okay because it is mainly up to users to protect themselves—even when the odds are deliberately stacked against them. In this talk, Professor Hartzog will argue that the law should require software and hardware makers to respect privacy in the design of their products. Current legal doctrine treats technology as though it is value-neutral: only the user decides whether it functions for good or ill. But this is not so.

Largest FTC COPPA settlement requires to change its tune

The operators of the video social networking app, now known as TikTok, have agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle Federal Trade Comm

Former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Says The Internet Needs Regulation

A Q&A with former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. 

House Privacy Hearing Shows Representatives United on Privacy, Divided on Details

The House Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearing on privacy showcased both the bipartisan call for federal legislation and the reason a bipartisan bill will be no slam dunk.

California attorney general looks to expand new data privacy law

The California state attorney general is aiming to give more teeth to a new data privacy law before it takes effect in 2020 by expanding his and Californians’ right to sue companies for damages.

Senate Commerce Republicans Seek Answers on Google Nest Undisclosed Microphones

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS), together with Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Communications Subcommittee Chairman John Thune (R-SD), sent a letter to Google chief executive officer Sundar P

Huawei Frightens Europe's Data Protectors. America Does, Too

As the US pushes ahead with the “Cloud Act” it enacted about a year ago, Europe is scrambling to curb its reach.


Dialogue on Diversity

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 09:30 to 16:00


10:00 GREETINGS, WELCOME — MA. CRISTINA CABALLERO, Pres. Dialogue on Diversity RAUL GRIJALVA, U.S. House of Representatives, Arizona FRANKLIN GARCÍA, U.S. Representative, Shadow, for the District of Columbia JACKIE REYES-YANES, Director, Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs. D.C. AMERICAN ELDORADO : NEWCOMERS’ DUE SHARE

You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook.

Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat or the price of the house they checked out last weekend.

Consumer groups livid over Senate privacy hearing snub

Consumer advocates are furious that the Senate Commerce Committee's initial witness list for its upcoming hearing on data privacy consists entirely of industry-backed groups.