By leveraging advances in computer science, social science, statistics, and law, the Privacy Tools project aims to further the tremendous value that can come from collecting, analyzing, and sharing data while more fully protecting individual privacy. This effort seeks to translate the theoretical promise of new technical measures for privacy and data utility into definitions and measures of privacy and data utility, as well as practical computational, legal, and policy tools for enabling privacy-protective access to sensitive data in a variety of contexts. The Privacy Tools team at the Berkman Klein Center explores cross-disciplinary approaches to data privacy and devises new privacy frameworks, legal instruments, and policy recommendations that complement privacy-preserving technologies being developed in the project.
To support this work, they are looking for a rising second and third-year law student to assist with conducting research and analysis on topics related to privacy law and policy. Intern tasks may include researching and writing short legal memoranda on selected topics in privacy law and policy, drafting data sharing agreements, surveying recent publications in professional journals, contributing to the development of new tools for privacy and data sharing, participating in and presenting at project meetings, and attending lectures and events with privacy experts from a wide range of disciplines.