AR presents novel or acute challenges for technologists and policymakers-Our work in AR is aimed at identifying some of the major legal and policy issues AR may present as a novel technology, and provides conditional recommendations to help address those issues.
Here we examine privacy and security policies for open government with an eye toward best practices. Municipalities across the US perceive the potential benefits to their organizations and the public at large from making the datasets they collect available online to the public. However, the same municipalities along with numerous scholars and public policy advocates are increasingly concerned about the consequences of releases of data about local residents.
Crypto-currencies, such as Bitcoin, continue to gain adoption while raising unique issues with current law and policy. Our research takes an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the interactions between technology, policy, and law for cryptocurrencies.
Our goal is to create technologists conversant in policy and attorneys conversant in technology, helping them to tackle tech policy challenges in government and the private sector upon graduation. This project includes the development of open curriculum modules that position students to envision solutions to technical problems within a particular policy environment, which is carefully framed for pedagogical objectives.
We focus technical and policy foundations for Internet of Things in the home. The Internet of Things has brought a wave of new devices into our homes that are always connected. Most consumers are unaware that these devices are constantly collecting, storing, or disclosing their personal information. Bringing these connected devices into the home particularly raises important issues of privacy and security.
Robots are on the rise, from Pepper to the new family robot JIBO, intelligent machines and systems are gaining attention in the public, academic, and regulatory sectors. We engage with policymakers and the press on robotics and artificial intelligence governance through scholarship, op-eds, and reports.