On April 5 2017 the Center for Internet Policy (CITP) presented Internet Privacy Technology and Policy: What Lies Ahead? at Princeton University. A panel panel discussed the recent Trump administration’s repeal of the FCC’s ISP privacy ruling – how we arrived at this juncture and how the Internet privacy landscape may evolve. The panel also explored the roles (and shortcomings) of both policy and technical mechanisms in protecting user privacy on the Internet. Speakers: Nick Feamster, CITP; Edward W. Felten, CITP; Arvind Narayanan, Computer Science at Princeton; Joel Reidenberg, Fordham CLIP. Moderator: Jennifer L. Rexford. The event was webcast on the Princeton CITP YouTube Channel. See below.
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VIDEO: Conference on Security and #Privacy for the Internet of Things @PrincetonCITP @WilsonSchool #IoTPrinceton
On Friday October 21 2016 the Center for Internet Policy (CITP) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs presented a Conference on Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things at Princeton University. The conference convened experts at the intersection of technology and policy from industry, academia, and civil society to discuss the latest issues surrounding the security and privacy for the Internet of Things. Video of the entire event has now been posted. (Twitter: #IoTPrinceton)
Panel 1 – Consumer Security and Protection
Michelle De Mooy, Center for Democracy and Technology; Cora Han, Federal Trade Commission; Ben Zorn, Microsoft; Brett Frischmann, Princeton University and Cardozo Law School; Moderator: Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oqNfZqaeEVk
Panel 2 – Security and Privacy in Real-World IoT Deployment
Jay Dominick, Princeton University; Ben Zevenbergen, Princeton University and Oxford Internet Institute; Ajay Kulkarni, iobeam; Mike Glenn, CableLabs; Moderator: Nick Feamster, Princeton University
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ffA_9ZPGEY8
Panel 3 – Data Collection and Sharing
Seda Gürses, KU Leuven; Travis Hall, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) ; Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University; Helen Nissenbaum, New York University; Moderator: Kyle Jamieson, Princeton University.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/D2_6-RCmsQ0
Panel 4 – Toward a Robust and Secure IoT
Alissa Cooper, Cisco; Vyas Sekar, Carnegie Mellon University; Keith Winstein, Stanford University; Joe Calandrino, Federal Trade Commission; Moderator: Miguel Centeno, Princeton University
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yDtEMoU12f0
Today, Friday March 11 2016, the Center for Internet Policy at Princeton University (CITP) presents A Conference on Global Internet Interconnection. The ways that content and Internet service providers interconnect on the Internet are playing an increasingly important role in the nature of the Internet. Interconnection affects many aspects of the Internet experience, including user quality of experience for streaming video, the costs that consumers bear for Internet access, and the security and privacy of consumer data. This CITP conference will present a mix of technical and policy perspectives on interconnection. We will explore the ongoing (and forthcoming) technical developments in Internet interconnection and explore how these and other developments relate to the increasingly colorful and nuanced regulatory and policy questions in this space. It is being livestreamed and recorded.
What: CITP Conference on Global Internet Interconnection
Where: Princeton University, NJ
Webcast: http://media central live.princeton.edu
Today, Friday October 9 2015 the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy aka CITP will present a Conference on Internet Censorship, Interference, and Control which will examine questions like: What is the current state of internet accessibility, and what technologies and policies can help protect international security and human rights in this area? This conference will explore research by both computer scientists and political scientists into internet censorship, interference, and control. We will consider interdisciplinary perspectives on relevant contemporary questions: What is the state of the art in network measurement, and how can information about social and political conditions better inform future measurements? How should computer scientists measure and study offensive technologies, such as China’s denial of service attacks on Github, and what role should policy play in responding to these security threats? How extensive are national firewalls, internet surveillance, and filter bubbles, and how should citizens and governments respond? Speakers include Wendy Seltzer and Roger Dingledine. The conference will be streamed live via Princeton Media Central
What: CITP Conference on Internet Censorship, Interference, and Control
Where: Princeton University, NJ
When: Friday October 9 2015 9am-3:30pm EDT | 13:00-19:30 UTC
VIDEO: #NowThatWeKnow: Law, Technology, Journalism, and Policy after #Snowden @PrincetonCITP @WilsonSchool
On May 1-2 2015 the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA), and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS) at Princeton University presented ‘Now that We Know:Law, Technology, Journalism, and Policy after Snowden‘ – a cross-disciplinary discussion on the way forward on cybersecurity, surveillance, national security, investigative journalism, and individual rights. The first day consisted of workshops. The second day kicked of with a one-on-one interview with Edward Snowden himself, followed by panels on technology, privacy and security, and reporting. Video of the second day is below.
Edward Snowden in Conversation with Bart Gellman
Edward Snowden. Barton Gellman, The Century Foundation, Princeton University, and The Washington Post.
PANEL 1: Determining the Role of Technology
Lead Speaker: Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University. Commentators: Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge; Jonathan Mayer, Stanford University. Moderator:
Joseph Bonneau, Stanford University and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
PANEL 2: Protecting Privacy and Security
Lead Speaker: The Honorable Patricia Wald, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Commentators: Richard Salgado, Google; Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University; Ben Wizner, American Civil Liberties Union. Moderator: Jonathan Hafetz, Seton Hall University and Princeton University.
PANEL 3: Reporting National Security Secrets
Lead Speaker: Barton Gellman, The Century Foundation, Princeton University, and The Washington Post. Commentators: Karen Kaiser, Associated Press; Matthew Olsen, Harvard University, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and former General Counsel for the National Security Agency. Moderator: Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University
VIDEO: Do-Not-Track and the Economics of Third Party Advertising @justinmrao @PrincetonCITP #DoNotTrack
On September 16 2016 the Princeton CITP presented Microsoft researcher Jason Rao speaking on Do-Not-Track and the Economics of Third Party Advertising. He presented the results of a recent white paper on the topic, summarized as:
Retailers regularly show users online ads based on their web browsing activity, benefiting both the retailers, who can better reach potential customers, and providers of web content, who can better monetize their traffic. Many such ads rely on third-party information brokers that maintain detailed personal information, prompting legislation such as do-not-track that would limit or ban the practice. We gauge the potential economic costs of such privacy policies by analyzing anonymized web browsing histories of 14 million individuals. With respect to advertisers, we find that about 3% of retail sessions are initiated by third-party capable advertising, this magnitude holds across market segments and for online-only retailers. For content providers, 32% of aggregate traffic comes from websites that display third-party advertising and this traffic is concentrated in online publishers (e.g., news outlets). For these sites, we use existing estimates of the returns to advertising and the impact of paywalls. Most sites in the top 10,000 could generate comparable revenue by switching to a “freemium” model in which loyal site visitors are charged about $2 a month (the typical user frequents 2-3 of these sites), but outside the 10,000, this is typically not possible because they do not receive enough “loyal traffic.”
Video is below (skipping the intro):
On Thursday April 3 2014, as part of its ongoing lunch lecture series, Princeton CITP presented Steve Schultze – Global Internet Freedom: Where Do We Stand? at Princeton University NJ. Steve Schultze, who works on Internet Freedom at the Department of State, discussed how his office defines and supports Internet Freedom. He also described the evolving landscape of domestic and international factors that influence the freedom of individuals to assemble and organize via digital means. He placed this in the context of broader human rights obligations, and recent statements by the United States and other governments about how the Internet relates to age-old freedoms. Video is below.
Today, Thursday March 27 2014, the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy aka CITP will presnt a full-day conference Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Research This conference will bring together experts in both areas to elucidate the underpinnings of Bitcoin and examine key questions about its future. How should we best foster exploration of the design space of Bitcoin-like cryptocurrencies (“altcoins”)? What are the implications of research on markets, economic stability, currencies, and human behavior for the technical system, and vice versa? What would Bitcoin developers and researchers like from each other, and how can we facilitate more collaboration between the two groups? A lunch keynote will be delivered by Bitcoin Lead Developer Gavin Andresen. The entire conference will be webcast live.
What: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Research
Where: Princeton University, NJ.
When: Thursday March 27 2014 9am-5pm EDT | 1300-2100 UTC
WEBCAST: “What is your car saying to your shoes? Assessing the Internet of Things” #IoT @FordhamCLIP @PrincetonCITP
On Friday March 14 2014 ISOC-NY is happy to webcast the Eighth Law and Information Society Symposium live from Fordham School of Law. This year’s event has the theme “What is your car saying to your shoes? Assessing the Internet of Things.” It is presented by the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) and co-sponsored by the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP).
The “Internet of Things” is the term used to describe the networking of devices that have not traditionally been used to collect or process data. Internet connectivity and data collection mechanisms are being added to devices as diverse as pacemakers, athletic equipment, light bulbs, and coffee makers. As the networking of these devices becomes more prevalent in everyday life, legal and policy issues are now at the forefront of business and regulators’ agendas. For example, the FTC and other government organizations have expressed concern over privacy, security, and even technological and financing considerations. This conference seeks to address these wide-ranging issues and explore the legal framework that can support innovation along with the protection of society.
What: What is your car saying to your shoes? Assessing the Internet of Things.
Where: Fordham School of Law, NYC
When: Friday March 14 2014 8:50am – 5.00pm EDT | 1250-2100 UTC
Twitter: #IoT | @FordhamCLIP | @PrincetonCITP
On February 14 2013 Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University (CITP) will host a lunchtime discussion The New Final Rule on COPPA: Needed Protections or Impending Doom for Kids’ Content?. Presenter Steven Roosa is a Fellow at CITP, a partner at the law firm of Holland & Knight, and co-chair of Holland & Knight’s Privacy and Data Security Team. The discussion will be webcast live via YouTube.
What: The New Final Rule on COPPA: Needed Protections or Impending Doom for Kids’ Content?
When: February 14 2013 12.30pm EST | 1730 UTC
Where: 306 Sherrerd Hall, Princeton University
Description: The FTC’s new Rule under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) becomes effective on July 1, 2013. The new Rule marks a major expansion of the long-arm reach of the FTC, both in terms of the entities subject to COPPA’s requirements as well as what data meets the definition of “Personal Information.” “Personal Information,” under the new Rule, now includes purely technical identifiers that currently enjoy near ubiquitous use in the kid-directed online and mobile space but which, in most cases, will now require parental consent come July 1, 2013. Many of these technical identifiers (e.g., UDID, MAC address, IFA) are currently collected by 3rd parties. As reflected in Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen’s dissenting Statement, the FTC may not even have the requisite statutory authority to reach this 3rd party conduct. This presentation will examine the practical scope of the new Rule, the potential for unintended economic consequences, and the possibility of administrative law litigation to have the new Rule declared ultra vires.