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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Grant from Rose Foundation Supports Research on How Communities of Color Experience Surveillance Devices
With support from the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) will be launching a new initiative focused on understanding the privacy implications of always-on home surveillance devices, particularly in communities with predominantly non-White populations.
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…
Apple and Facebook are at the center of a highly consequential debate over the future of the ad-supported Internet, backdropped by Apple’s announcement that the latest version of its mobile operating system will require app developers to get permission to use certain data for ads. Much more than a…
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.