Literature Reviews

For those entrenched in the data privacy profession, it is refreshing to read work that tackles familiar questions, such as those surrounding the value of personal data, through a less familiar lens. The practice of privacy is flourishing because of the many novel challenges sparked by the proliferation of personal data. Questions abound about how […]

Mark Patterson starts his book with the simple statement, “[k]nowledge is power.” He then leads the reader through a very well-reasoned argument that the new information age creates new abilities for dominant market players to distort the market to their advantage—this time the dominant players are the information providers, such as Google, Yelp, and others. […]

Introduction In an increasingly globalized world, the emergence of decentralized systems of virtual currency has created a way for individuals to quickly and easily transfer value directly to one another without the need for a trusted third-party intermediary. While this is useful to many individuals, it creates challenges for society. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are […]

Introduction In a future that is nearly upon us, machines outthink human beings. In many specialized domains, machines already do; beyond the nearly instantaneous math and text processing that has become mundane, computer systems have overtaken humans in tasks as complex as image and facial recognition, learning to play simple video games, and guessing where […]