The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
Privacy has become one of the defining issue of the Information Age. CIS has received national recognition for its interdisciplinary and multi-angle examination of privacy, particularly as it relates to emerging technology.
The Internet of Things now includes an Internet of Bodies (IoB)—a network of humans whose bodily integrity and functionality rely, in part, on the Internet and related technologies. With these human bodies able to produce data, legal questions will not be limited solely to individual level questions of autonomy and optional self-augmentation. COVID-19 tracking and tracing applications present the latest examples of technologies raising this broader set of legal and policy questions. Read more about LPE Virtual Speaker Series: Technology, Policy & Law during COVID-19
The world is moving rapidly to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus – and the Center for Democracy & Technology’s policy teams are working just as fast to ensure that government leaders, policymakers, and tech companies protect our civil liberties as well as our health. As part of our response, we are hosting a series of webinar discussions on some of the most important short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19, and we invite you to join us. Read more about CDT Webinar Series: A Debate on the Risks of Bluetooth Contact Tracing
Registration is required for this free webinar event. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you shortly before the event begins.
As the world rushes to put contact tracing and illness-tracking tools in place to enable effective response to the coronavirus pandemic, privacy experts are raising concerns about exactly how this technology will be built and governed. Read more about Surveillance Technology Governance During and After COVID-19