Information about some of the Tech Policy Program's projects can be found below.
Data brokerage is a multi-billion-dollar ecosystem of companies collecting, aggregating, analyzing, buying, selling, and sharing data on individuals, ranging from demographic information to political affiliations to income data, health conditions, and GPS locations. Duke’s data brokerage project researches this ecosystem—its players, its practices, and its implications for civil rights, consumer privacy, personal safety, national security, and democracy itself.
Privacy & Democracy Project
The Privacy and Democracy Project examines the degree to which personal data of individuals is collected, processed, used and transferred in ways that undermine democracy. Elements of the project focus on cybersecurity attacks that acquire personal data, the limited ability individuals have to control who has their data, how data brokers acquire data, and the use of data by nation states to profile individuals and to use those profiles to destabilize democratic participation and institutions.
- PUBPOL 514 / ISS 511 / I&E 511 – Designing Ethical Tech (Prof. Aria Chernik) - T 11:45am-2:15pm
- PUBPOL 590S.01 / SCISOC 590S.01 - Technology Policy in China (Prof. Laura Sallstrom) - W 3:20-5:50pm
- PUBPOL 590S.06 - Telecommunications Policy (Prof. Dean Brenner) - Th 4:40-7:10pm
- PUBPOL 590S.07/ BIOETHIC 590S - Privacy, Ethics, Data and Tech (Prof. Jolynn Dellinger) - M 1:25-3:55pm
- PUBPOL 790.05 - Technology Policy Development (Prof. Laura Sallstrom) - Th 3:20-5:50pm
- PUBPOL 890 / LAW 316 - Intro to Cyber Law and Policy (Prof. David Hoffman and Prof. Shane Stansbury) - W 6:15-8:05pm
Learn more about the Tech Policy Faculty at the Sanford School of Public Policy