Sep 27 2016 12:00pm to Sep 27 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Responsive Communities Initiative - Boston HUBweek

with Prof. Susan Crawford

The Responsive Communities Initiative led by Prof. Susan Crawford at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University addresses some of the most important issues of economic development, social justice, and civil liberties of our time – those prompted by Internet access. This event is part of Boston's HUBweek 2016.

Privacy and Open Data Research Briefing

This research briefing offers a snapshot of recent developments in the open data and privacy landscape, outlines an action map of various governance approaches to protecting privacy when releasing open data, and identifies key opportunities for decision-makers seeking to respond to challenges in this space.

Authored by
  • Alexandra Wood
  • David O'Brien
  • Urs Gasser

26 Sep 2016

Networked Policy Making Avenues: Assessing the Role of Academics in Digital Policy

There are a growing number of examples that point toward a change in the way public policy is made in the digital age. This new context, which we refer to as networked policymaking, involves a greater variety of actors and voices, often collaborating in formal and informal networks, taking part in a public consideration and debate of policy questions via digital media.

Authored by
  • Amar Ashar
  • Rob Faris
  • Urs Gasser

26 Sep 2016

Translating Research for Action: Ideas and Examples for Informing Digital Policy

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society is pleased to release this series of papers, which aims to build a bridge between academic research and policymaking in the networked world by helping to identify opportunities in key areas related to digital technology and innovation. Focusing on critical topics such as how privacy intersects with issues related to students, open data, and cybersecurity, these briefings experiment with formats that may be more useful and accessible to decision makers than traditional research papers.

Hammering Square Pegs into Round Holes

The Geographical Scope of Application of the EU Right to be Delisted

In this paper, Michel Reymond explores the extraterritorial effects of the Google Spain decision rendered in May 2014 by the European Court of Justice. Through a methodology inspired by private international law, the author examines the geographical reach of the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten,’ which is more correctly identified as a ‘Right to be Delisted.’

15 Sep 2016

Culture Change and Digital Technology: The NYPD under Commissioner William Bratton, 2014-2016

This white paper explores NYPD's adoption of Twitter and an ideation platform called IdeaScale that was aimed at allowing community members to nominate "quality of life" issues for resolution by the police. It examines the department's pivot to Facebook as an interactive communications platform following its experience with IdeaScale...

12 Sep 2016

Sep 6 2016 5:00pm to Sep 6 2016 5:00pm

Why the Internet Matters

an interactive discussion with Prof. Jonathan Zittrain, Berkman Klein Center Faculty Chair

If you’re interested in connecting with the Berkman Klein Center's research, community, and events, or are just generally interested in digital technologies and their impact on society, please join us for this talk!