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Haley Van Dyck, Nadia Eghbal, and Beatrice Martini join fellowship cohort

February 27, 2018

digital HKS, an initiative of Harvard Kennedy School, is thrilled to announce that Haley Van Dyck (@haleyvandyck), Nadia Eghbal (@nayafia), and Beatrice Martini (@beatricemartini) will join the digitial HKS fellowship cohort. The fellowship appointment is a two year, non-resident appointment that brings together - and supports - practitioners interested in the impact of digital technology on governance, public service, and civic and civil society.

The digital HKS fellowship provides a space for experts in the field of digital technology and government to explore ideas through research and engagement with the digital HKS community. digital HKS fellows are responsible for exploring a digital technology topic that sits at the intersection of technology and public policy (more).

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Journalist-turned-activist, Nikhil Pahwa talks Net Neutrality in India, and the ongoing battle to save the free and open internet

February 14, 2018

In the latest digital HKS Brown Bag, journalist-turned-activist Nikhil Pahwa talks about Net Neutrality in India, and the ongoing battle to save the free internet. Read about his beginnings as a blogger, and his role in creating the grassroots campaign that continues to fight for net neutrality.

When net neutrality began to be threatened in 2014, Pahwa knew what had to be done to save the internet. By creating a grassroots campaign, Pahwa and his colleagues kept people informed on the risks of net neutrality, as well as gave them a platform to make their voices heard (for full recap post).

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New Co.Design Article on Privacy Policy Design by Harvard Kennedy School students Stephanie Nguyen and Brian Lefler

February 7, 2018

Latest Co.DESIGN article by Harvard Kennedy School students, MPP Stephanie Nguyen (@nguyenist) and MPA Brian Lefler (@bclefler), takes on privacy policy design; and why companies should make it easier to understand privacy choices. 

How can we design social products that are simple to use but still explain complex privacy rules? Design should surface critical information about how much of a user’s data is visible to the public in a timely way (source).