The Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) collaborates with policy makers and technologists to improve the trustworthiness and effectiveness of interconnected digital systems like the Internet. Our work provides global policy makers with technically grounded guidance for policies regarding cybersecurity, Internet privacy, and more. We accomplish our mission by relying on: core engineering and public policy research, education, and outreach.

Tackling key issues, such as the encryption debate, critical infrastructure, cryptography, and IoT security.

How an Australian Surveillance Bill Will Affect Encryption Worldwide

Published on 2018-11-16

Authored by Michael Specter This week, the Australian parliament will hear testimony on a bill that,…

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Student Reflections (China 2017) – Haining Xu (SJTU)

Published on 2018-03-27

Student Reflections: Haining Xu Boundary-Setting of Governmental Powers in China’s Cybersecurity Law: An Ongoing Process…

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News: Joel Brenner Interview on WBUR – Attacks on United States Critical Infrastructure

Published on 2018-03-26

Did the Russians really hack into the US Electrical Grid?  Were they able to hack…

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Arvind Narayanan Visits MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative

Published on 2018-02-21

By: Jonathan Frankle On February 14th, Arvind Narayanan visited IPRI from Princeton University, where he…

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Increasing the trustworthiness of AI systems to ensure that they are both explainable and accountable.

AI Tool Builders and Their Users: What Should We Expect From the Tools and Who Is Responsible When They Fail?

Published on 2019-02-19

Written by: Daniel J. Weitzner February 19, 2019 In the midst of a heated global…

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AI Policy Congress – Part 4 Criminal Justice & Fairness

Published on 2019-02-11

Written by Nicolas Rothbacher. The Application of AI in Criminal Justice How the application of…

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AI Policy Congress – Part 3 Healthcare

Published on 2019-02-07

Written by Willie Boag Improving Healthcare with AI Technology During her research presentation on bringing…

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AI Policy Congress – Part 2 Democratizing AI through Transparency and Education

Published on 2019-02-01

Written by Natalie Lao Demystifying Machine Learning for Regulators On Wednesday, January 16, Professor Hal…

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Helping to inform meaningful policy that ensures the safety of private information held on the Internet.

When Should Law Enforcement Use Facial Recognition Technology?

Published on 2018-07-02

Facial Recognition technology is continuing to improve, yet even with all the improvements there are…

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Could Facial Recognition Technology protect our public schools better?

Published on 2018-06-12

Could facial recognition technology prevent school shootings? With more high profile public school shootings the…

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U.S. Privacy Legislation: Now Is The Time

Published on 2018-05-23

21 May 2018 Daniel Weitzner delivered a keynote address at the 2nd Annual Privacy &…

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Recommendations For Fake News

Published on 2018-04-20

What should be done about “fake news”? Wajeeha Ahmad develops recommendations to better align incentives…

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Investigating network architectures, systems, and protocols from a policy perspective.

Blog: Improving the Measurement and Analysis of Gigabit Broadband Networks

Published on 2017-03-16

Improving the Measurement and Analysis of Gigabit Broadband Networks Accurate measurements of broadband performance are…

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Blog: Beyond Counting:
New Perspectives on the Active IPv4 Address Space

Published on 2017-03-16

The Internet faces a fundamental resource scarcity issue: the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) exhausted…

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Research: Would You Like Your Internet With or Without Video?

Published on 2016-08-01

William Lehr (MIT) and Douglas Sicker (CMU & U of Colorado at Boulder) August 1,…

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Developing architecture and tools for the web to reopen its benefits throughout the world.

News: World wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee targets fake news (BBC)

Published on 2017-03-12

20 March 2017 In an open letter to mark the web’s 28th anniversary, Sir Tim…

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Creating a platform that makes it easier to design and build problem-solving mobile apps.

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