Tag: privacy

August 31, 2022

Desirable Inefficiency and Data Scraping: The Role of Friction in Privacy

REGISTER TO ATTEND The rapid evolution of data scraping technologies is forcing us to reconsider some evergreen questions: What content is public? What is private? How do we decide? For the next event in our series on data scraping and privacy, we will be joined by Paul Ohm, Professor of…

April 6, 2022

Data Scraping for Research Purposes

On March 31, 2022, CLTC convened a panel discussion focused on the use of data scraping for research purposes. Among the questions considered: to what extent should researchers be allowed to “scrape” (i.e., export) data from platforms on which users post data that is left open to the public? What governance mechanisms could protect researchers and privacy? How might data scraping be handled differently in different contexts?

March 9, 2022

When the Internet Surrounds Us: A Panel Discussion

Watch the video of a panel discussion, recorded on February 23, 2022, featuring a panel of scholars whose research addresses how “internet of things” (IoT) devices are leading to new challenges for privacy, security, and surveillance in homes and neighborhoods. The panel was co-sponsored by Cyversity, which works to achieve the consistent representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the cybersecurity industry.

February 15, 2022

Recap: Data Scraping & the Courts: State of Play with the CFAA

On February 3, 2022, CLTC hosted a virtual “fireside chat” featuring two scholars from the UC Berkeley School of Law — Orin Kerr, Professor of Law, and Tejas Narechania, Assistant Professor of Law. The panel addressed a range of questions related to data scraping in the context of the law. Watch the video and read excerpts from the conversation.

November 16, 2021

Future-Proofing for a Changing Privacy and Security Landscape

Recorded on November 10, 2021, this video features a conversation between Steven Weber, Faculty Director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and Kate Charlet, Director for Data Governance at Google, addressing a wide range of questions related to how organizations can “future-proof” themselves in a dynamic security and privacy landscape.

September 28, 2021

New CLTC White Paper Tackles Tech Industry’s Engagement Maximization

This CLTC white paper, “Tech Has an Attention Problem,” by Aileen Nielsen, a PhD Student at the ETH Zurich’s Center for Law & Economics and a Fellow in Law & Tech, examines the potential harms of the technology industry’s widespread practice of “attention harvesting,” using algorithms and other techniques to maximize the amount of time consumers spend using a technology product.

June 3, 2021

The New Horizon for Data Rights: New Perspectives on Privacy, Security, and the Public Good

A CLTC panel focused on shifting the paradigm around data and privacy. Emerging technologies call for new policies and business models that increase the value of the data they generate while also preserving privacy and security. Internet of things (IoT) devices, digital assistants, ubiquitous sensors, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) environments…

January 27, 2021

CLTC Announces 2021 Research Grantees

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2021 research grants. In total, 15 different student-led research groups have been awarded grants to support initiatives related to digital security issues emerging at the intersection of technology and society. Three of the projects were jointly funded with the UC Berkeley Center for Technology, Society & Policy, a multi-disciplinary research center focused on emergent social and policy issues of technology.