This appeared as “Soon Your City Will Know Everything About You” on the Foreign Policy website June 7th 2016. The world’s cities are collecting ever-increasing amounts of data. It’s time for mechanisms to prevent abuse. They call it “the Internet of Things” — the rapidly growing network of […]
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This is the event data we collected on news reports about compromised personal records from 1980-2006. The data was used in several articles and book chapters. While there is no formal code book we thought it was time to share the data and the best summary of our definition of […]
Political Parties & Voter Privacy: Australia, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom in Comparative Perspective
Political parties are among the most lax, unregulated organizations handling large volumes of personally identifiable data about citizens’ behavior and attitudes. We analyze the privacy practices of political parties in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and United States to assess the current state of electorate data, compare regulatory efforts, and offer […]
New Challenges to Political Privacy: Lessons from the First U.S. Presidential Race in the Web 2.0 Era
Pundits and scholars laud online campaigning for its potential to democratize politics and praise the 2008 Barack Obama campaign for using new information technologies to mobilize voters. Underneath these extraordinary forms of technologically-enabled political participation, however, is an infrastructure and industry for political data that has received far less attention. […]