The Future of Data Privacy?

The following article is written by Sarah Hunt and Dr. Veronika Velch. In Canada, parties used door-to-door canvassers to collect sensitive personal data without the knowledge or consent of the people whose data was collected. Three major political parties were recording “information uploaded by door-to-door canvassers detailing religious objects in voters’ homes and their perceived […]

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The Accountability Hole in Public Records

This piece was originally published on E Pluribus Unum. In 2019, journalists, politicians and pundits shouldn’t be asking whether White House officials should using WhatsApp. If a given encrypted or ephemeral app does not have archiving built in, public servants should not use it for public business, much less in the White House. This is straightforward: WhatsApp, […]

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It’s Time to Hack Cybersecurity Law

Inadequate security of computers, networks, systems, and data can devastate the economy, upend the lives of individuals, weaken national security, and even undercut the foundations of our democratic system.  The United States continues to face persistent threats to public and private infrastructure from increasingly sophisticated and determined adversaries, making it more urgent than ever to […]

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Why Congress Must Protect Black And Latino Americans From Russian Operatives’ Social Media Experiment In 2020

This piece was originally published on Blavity. It’s a common sentiment among communities of color that U.S. lawmakers don’t always have their unique obstacles and systematic roadblocks top of mind. For this reason, many of these citizens have decided to disengage from the democratic process, in turn compounding the effects of ongoing disenfranchisement. As public servants, we […]

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Weapons of Mass Consumerism: Why China Wants Your Personal Information

by Joshua Geltzer and Bryan Jones On November 30, 2018, Marriott International acknowledged that “an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information” belonging to hundreds of millions of unique guests.  What looked like a now all-too-typical hacking incident took an even more disturbing turn when, just two weeks later, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed […]

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