The Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) collaborates with policymakers and technologists to improve the trustworthiness and effectiveness of interconnected digital systems like the Internet. Our work provides global policymakers 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.

Why Botnets Persist: Designing Effective Technical and Policy Interventions

Published on 2019-09-06

Written by Wajeeha Ahmad. Botnets, networks of malware-infected machines controlled by an attacker called the…

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Rulemaking in the Privacy and Cybersecurity Landscape

Published on 2019-06-24

Back in 2012, when both Cameron Kerry and Daniel Weitzner were framing the 2012 White…

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The FDA’s Role in Domestic and International Medical Device Cybersecurity

Published on 2019-05-21

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a growing number of medical devices…

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Danny Weitzner Discusses Cybersecurity and Privacy on C-SPAN

Published on 2019-05-01

What is happening in the world of cybersecurity and privacy? Daniel Weitzner discussed these topics…

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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.

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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Facebook/Cambridge Analytica: Privacy lessons and a way forward

Published on 2018-03-20

By Nathaniel Fruchter, Michael Specter, Ben Yuan Introduction On Saturday, March 17, 2018, The Guardian…

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

Learning from Tim Berners-Lee on the occasion of receiving the Turing Award

Published on 2017-04-04

2017-04-04 By Daniel Weitzner On the happy occasion of Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s receiving the…

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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.

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