Privacy

The Privacy initiative focuses on privacy policy and its role in maintaining trustworthiness. Our research aims to help people understand current transparency mechanisms in order to highlight the access and sharing of their personal information as well as the possible outcomes (both positive and negative) associated with this use of information.

IPRI’s work on privacy covers a wide variety of topics with worldwide implications affecting the international privacy policy landscape. 

Privacy Bridges
EU and US Privacy Experts in Search of Transatlantic Privacy Solutions

Privacy Bridges

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Event: Giovanni Buttarelli – European Data Protection Supervisor

Published on 2016-04-07

Ethics as the Root of Privacy and the Future of Data Protection IPRI hosted Mr….

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Event: Forum on Data Privacy Convened by the Massachusetts Attorney General

Published on 2016-03-24

Forum on Data Privacy Convened by the Massachusetts Attorney General Date: 24 Mar 2016 Thursday,…

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Event: VP Ansip (EU) and Secretary Pritzker (US) – Internet Policy Matters

Published on 2016-03-11

Why Internet policy matters for everything from MIT’s startup culture to the global economy European…

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Event: Robert Hannigan – GCHQ (UK)

Published on 2016-03-07

IPRI hosted Robert Hannigan, the head of the British intelligence agency GCHQ, at MIT in…

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Research: Privacy Bridges – EU and US Privacy Experts in Search of Transatlantic Privacy Solutions

Published on 2015-10-21

The EU and US share a common commitment to privacy protection as a cornerstone of…

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Research: Privacy Tipping Points in Smartphones Privacy Preferences

Published on 2015-05-01

The aim of this research was to understand what affects people’s privacy preferences in smartphone…

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Event: Summary of White House-MIT Big Data Privacy Workshop

Published on 2014-03-26

March 26, 2014 The following is an initial, personal summary of high-level observations from the…

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The Privacy Team

Daniel Weitzner

Daniel Weitzner

Founding Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI)

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