Technology and data analytics should transform municipal government, Harvard professors say

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Rarely is the term “city hall” considered synonymous with the words “innovation” or “efficiency.” Too often, the public image of municipal government is of a static bureaucracy staffed with disinterested clock-watchers focused on petty tasks and arcane processes. But two Harvard authorities on government and technology say it doesn’t have to be that way. In […]

Privacy (TBD): In the online space, what is private may depend on who you are and where you live

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As Professor of Practice Urs Gasser sets up his PowerPoint and students deploy their notebooks and laptops, a riff of music drifts by. The tune soon reveals itself as a jazz version of the Beatles classic “Here, There and Everywhere”—a title that’s evocative of the global subject covered in this seminar, Comparative Online Privacy.

School network consortium partners with Cyberlaw Clinic to create privacy toolkit for school systems

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With the help of the Cyberlaw Clinic, the Consortium of School Networks (“CoSN”) released the Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit. The toolkit, issued in March as part of CoSN’s new Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning initiative, provides an in-depth, step-by-step privacy guide is to help school system leaders navigate complex federal laws and related issues.

HLS’s Party Central

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In a theater district alley in downtown Boston, dozens of Harvard Law students line up to get into the New Orleans-themed Big Easy club. At the rope line in front, the party’s organizer, T. J. Duane ’02, greets guests with a smile or a handshake and a free pass inside. Downstairs, most partygoers congregate near […]

Protecting the Right to Forget

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A duo from Harvard Law School creates a tool that will let you erase much of your digital history. As online digital trails grow larger, two Harvard Law students have pioneered a way to help individuals cover their tracks. David S. Gobaud ’15 and Lindsay Lin ’15 have created Pluto Mail, a free, web-based email […]

Harvard’s Berkman Center to launch global network focused on youth-oriented hate speech

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The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has announced an effort to form a first-of-its-kind thematic network of experts, educators, practitioners, and ambassadors that will facilitate, promote, and strengthen collaboration to counter youth-oriented hate speech online.