Recent Posts by Timothy Yim

Big Data and the Perceptual Divide

Author: Brian Pascal, Research Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project There's an old joke that goes like this: “There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.” Like most old jokes, it's built around a kernel of truth. If you cram enough training in mathematics and science…
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Riley, Aereo, and the “Arthur C. Clark Rule”

Author: Brian Pascal, Research Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project It turns out that searching through the digital contents of a person’s mobile phone is more intrusive than rifling through an address book, wallet, or purse. Correspondingly, police may no longer perform such a search without a warrant. Privacy advocates are hailing the Supreme Court’s decision…
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How Lawyers Can Help Developers Design for Privacy

Author: Fatima Khan, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 Recently, the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the Future Privacy Forum hosted an App Developer Privacy Conference. The event brought together technologists, lawyers, and business people giving them the chance to communicate their challenges and understand what really needs to happen in privacy…
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Pew Survey highlights users changing concerns about privacy online

Author: Alessandra Garbagnati, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 Recently, the Pew Internet and American Life Project released a report detailing consumer use of search engines.  The survey highlighted both that users have begun to learn how much of their personal data is exposed and their growing concern about their personal data is collected…
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SXSW Privacy Roundup: 5 Key Takeaways for Startups

Author: Fatima Khan, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 SXSW Interactive, better known as SXSWi, just ended last week.  SXSWi is a wonderful event to experience new startups, applications, and innovations.  This year, privacy was a powerful theme at SXSWi because of all of the recent controversy involving mobile privacy policies and practices.  As…
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Book Review – I Know Who You Are and I Saw What I Did by Lori Andrews

Author: Alessandra Garbagnati, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 As social networking sites have become more pervasive, the amount of private information shared online continues to grow. For some, this is just seen as the cost one must pay to take advantage of the convenience offered by the Internet. Others, however, hardly realize the…
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European Commission Proposed Data Protection Law

Author: Fatima Khan, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 On January 25, 2012, the European Commission released a proposed General Data Protection Legislation (“Proposed Regulation”) for comprehensive reform of existing European Union (“EU”) data protection rules.  Through the Proposed Regulation, the European Commission seeks to “strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe’s digital economy.”[1]…
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