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Technology, Privacy, and the Trans-National Nature of the Internet

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

Advances in technology have led to worries about “the reasonable expectation of privacy” since Warren and Brandeis wrote their seminal article on the subject at the end of the 19th century. These worries have continued and evolved as the technology of communication has been seen as a technology of surveillance. The modern world of computers, cell phones, CCTV-camera, and the emerging Internet of Things offer unprecedented opportunities for tracking everything everyone does. At...

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Future Issues in Cyber-Policy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

Rapid advances in ubiquitous sensors, machine learning, autonomous systems, and robotics will profoundly change society, and will affect many of our core values: liberty, fairness, privacy, transparency, free speech, and so on. These changes will be reflected throughout government; current laws and policies are largely ill-equipped to handle this technological future. in areas like crime and prosecution, labor and employment, human rights, international relations, and armed...

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Digital Government: Technology, Policy, and Public Service Innovation

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

Intended for those interested in public policy and service delivery, this course provides a broad overview of emerging opportunities, challenges and risks created by information technology in the public sector. The course will be particularly concerned with how information technology increases the feedback loop - and thus the speed - at which bureaucracies can learn and adapt. The course will provide an introduction to core concepts in the digital space and then explore the...

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