July 22, 2024

Princeton CITP Launches the Digital Witness Lab to Help Journalists Track Bad Actors on Platforms

Read the full announcement and Q & A with Investigative Data Journalist and Engineer, Surya Mattu. Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) is excited to announce the launch of the Digital Witness Lab — an innovative research laboratory where engineers will design software and hardware tools to track the inner workings of social media platforms, and help journalists […]

We’re Hiring CITP Fellows!

The Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy is happy to announce that applications for our in-residence Fellows Program are now open. CITP is seeking candidates for the following three Fellows tracks: Microsoft Visiting Research Scholar/Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate, or More Senior Researcher Visiting Professional The Fellows Program is a competitive […]

NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?

During the holiday season, New York City through its Taxi & Limousine Commission (the “TLC”) proposed a new rule expanding data reporting obligations for car service platform companies including Uber and Lyft. If the rule is adopted, car services will now have to report the GPS coordinates of both passenger pick-up and drop-off locations to the […]

Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools

As reported today by the New York Times here, we are releasing our research study this morning on “Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools.”    Districts across the country are widely and rapidly adopting cloud services to fulfill educational objectives and take advantage of opportunities for cost savings and 24/7 services.  Disturbingly, privacy protection for […]

Data Surveillance States—US and Europe

Every day that we learn more about various countries’ data surveillance programs, one point keeps coming up: national data surveillance seems to have few privacy boundaries that the law has effectively protected. In a new essay that I just posted on “The Data Surveillance State in the United States and Europe,” I take a look […]