February 2, 2023

Archives for September 2018

PrivaCI Challenge: Context Matters

by  Yan Shvartzshnaider and Marshini Chetty In this post, we describe the Privacy through Contextual Integrity (PrivaCI) challenge that took place as part of the symposium on applications of contextual integrity sponsored by Center for Information Technology Policy and Digital Life Initiative at Princeton University. We summarize the key takeaways from the unfolded discussion. We welcome […]

How can we scale private, smart contracts? Ed Felten on Arbitrum

Smart contracts are powerful virtual referees for holding money and carrying out agreed-on procedures in cases of disputes, but they can’t guarantee privacy and have strict scalability limitations. How can we improve on these constraints? Here at the Center for IT Policy, it’s the first event of our weekly Tuesday lunch series. Speaking today is […]

Thoughts on California’s Proposed Connected Device Privacy Bill (SB-327)

This post was authored by Noah Apthorpe. On September 6, 2018, the California Legislature presented draft legislation to Governor Brown regarding security and authentication of Internet-connected devices. This legislation would extend California’s existing reasonable data security requirement—which already applies to online services—to Internet-connected devices.   The intention of this legislation to prevent default passwords and […]

Serious design flaw in ESS ExpressVote touchscreen: “permission to cheat”

Kansas, Delaware, and New Jersey are in the process of purchasing voting machines with a serious design flaw, and they should reconsider while there is still time! Over the past 15 years, almost all the states have moved away from paperless touchscreen voting systems (DREs) to optical-scan paper ballots.  They’ve done so because if a […]

Privacy, ethics, and data access: A case study of the Fragile Families Challenge

This blog post summarizes a paper describing the privacy and ethics process by which we organized the Fragile Families Challenge. The paper will appear in a special issue of the journal Socius. Academic researchers, companies, and governments holding data face a fundamental tension between risk to respondents and benefits to science. On one hand, these […]