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.
It is now received wisdom that a properly functioning democracy requires transparency and accountability — information shared with the public that allows the public to know what its government is doing. It is equally uncontroversial to say that social media allows for an unprecedented amount of informal but structured dissemination and analysis of information. Despite these two basic points, U.S. freedom of information law has failed to harness the power of these new social media networks and, more importantly, formats in a way that amplifies public knowledge of government information. Read more » about The Social Layer of Freedom of Information Law
"“There is no satisfying general answer as to what the basic privacy rights are for social media users,” said Woodrow Hartzog, assistant professor of law at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University." Read more » about Think before you post (even if you’re a privacy-settings pro)
CIS Non-Residential Fellow Lauren Gelman quoted in this NPR story about how social media put a Florida case into the national spotlight. Read more » about Social Media Put Florida Case In National Spotlight