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.
Maintaining the privacy of one’s personal information — one’s choice of when to disclose it and to whom, how one maintains control over it, and the risks of disclosure — is one of the most important social issues of the internet era. For the past decade, privacy researchers have focused on several domains, including: documenting public opinion about privacy attitudes and expectations; understanding how user interfaces affect disclosure; and focusing on understanding interpersonal privacy dynamics within social media settings, to name a few. Read more about Privacy, Disclosure, and Social Exchange Theory
Advanced technologies are revolutionizing how the government investigates, charges and prosecutes criminal cases—and defense attorneys must keep pace. Even small police departments can purchase powerful surveillance technologies, and internet companies collect vast troves of data on virtually everyone. This two-day CLE conference will discuss the government's use of technologically advanced investigative techniques in criminal cases, and the issues raised by those techniques under the Fourth Amendment and other federal law. Read more about 2018 NACDL Conference: Combatting the Surveillance State
What is the most secret docket in America? (Hint: it's not the FISA Court.) Have your cell phone records and email accounts been searched by law enforcement, and how would you know if they did? Come discuss the troubling answers to these questions with retired federal judge Stephen Wm. Smith, now CIS Director, Fourth Amendment & Open Courts. Read more about Stanford Internet and Society Lab - Secret Dockets, Secret Searches