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.
"Hemant Bhargava, professor of technology management at University of California-Davis, and Northeastern University law professor Andrea Matwyshyn discussed the implications of the data breach at Yahoo on the Knowledge@Wharton show on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM channel 111. (Listen to the podcast at the top of this page.)
"On February 13, 2015 Stanford University hosted a White House Summit on Cybersecurity with President Barack Obama and key members of the administration participating. Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and an expert in computer crime and security, participated in a summit workshop on information sharing. With recent high profile hacks and data breaches, issues of online security are making headlines in the news.
"“For some of the [government] programs, there is nothing to do unless you give up technology altogether, or restrict a lot of what makes it useful,” says Aleecia McDonald, director of privacy at Stanford University's Center for Internet & Society."
It’s nearly impossible to know if you're having a truly private, unmonitored conversation today. Big data and online communications open the door for widespread surveillance. But even if you feel like you personally have nothing to hide, surveillance is about much more than individual privacy – it’s about the necessary conditions of a free and just society, and protecting a space to criticize the status quo and the powers that be.