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6.805 / 6.806 / STS.085 Ethics and the Law on the Electronic Frontier

6.805 / 6.806 / STS.085 Ethics and the Law on the Electronic Frontier

This course considers the interaction between law, policy, and technology as they relate to the evolving controversies over control of the Internet. In addition, there will be an in-depth treatment of privacy and the notion of "transparency" -- regulations and technologies that govern the use of information, as well as access to information. Topics explored will include: Legal Background for Regulation of the Internet Fourth Amendment Law and Electronic Surveillance Profiling, Data Mining, and the U.S. PATRIOT Act Technologies for Anonymity and Transparency The Policy-Aware Web
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