TPL in the Media

July 30, 2022

Co-Director on Robots and Safety

NPR

After a chess-playing robot broke a seven-year old boy’s finger at the Moscow Open chess tournament this week, an NPR article questioned whether robots might soon pose a imminent danger to humans. However, TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo was skeptical that the Moscow incident was the result of a robotic grudge, telling NPR, “I think the […]

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July 8, 2022

TPL Security Cards Cited as High Quality Threat Model

Splunk

The Tech Policy Lab’s “Security Cards” methodology was cited by an article in Splunk as a high-quality threat model. The Security Cards were developed in 2013 to help identity computer system threats by asking probing questions around four dimensions: adversary’s motives, adversary’s resources, adversary’s methods, and human impact. The article praised Security Cards for their […]

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July 1, 2022

Co-Director on Privacy in wake of Dobbs Decision

USA Today

A new article in USA Today examines Google’s announcement that it will automatically delete location data for visits to “particularly personal” medical facilities, including abortion clinics. The policy comes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, which has raised new fears that personal data may be used by authorities in states where […]

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June 30, 2022

Co-Director on the Metaverse and Human Values

Pew Research Center

Batya Friedman, co-director of the Tech Policy Lab and professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Washington, was among a group of global thought leaders selected by Pew Research Center to share their views on the future of the metaverse. Professsor Friedman highlighted the relatively “impoverished” nature of the metaverse with respect to human […]

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June 28, 2022

Co-Director Named Chair of Data Privacy Panel at the World Bank

World Bank

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo was appointed by the World Bank Group President as Chair of the newly-formed External Expert Reviewer (EER) panel. The three-member panel, composed of experts from across the globe, acts as an independent second-tier review body for complaints regarding violations of the World Bank Privacy Policy with respect to personal data. Professor […]

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June 27, 2022

Co-Director on Privacy and Markets

Slate

A recent article in Slate written by Danielle Citron, whom the Lab will host as part of the Distinguished Lecture series later this year, advocates for the need to strengthen privacy protections for intimate and reproductive data in light of the Supreme Court’s decision overruling Roe v. Wade. In the article, Citron extends Co-Director Ryan […]

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June 14, 2022

Co-Director Appointed Head of Technology and Equity Research at ID.me

Yahoo!

TPL Co-Director Yoshi Kohno was recently appointed Head of Technology and Equity Research at ID.me, a secure identity verification service with over 90 million users. Previously, ID.me also established a Privacy Bill of Rights and committed to their “No Identity Left Behind” initiative, which seeks to include people who traditionally have difficulty verifying their digital […]

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May 4, 2022

Co-Director highlights biggest obstacle to widespread adoption of self-driving technology

Politico

Politico recently discussed the future of self-driving cars and the acceleration of technological advances. Ryan Calo, co-director of the Tech Policy Lab and Law professor at the University of Washington, pointed out that “The biggest roadblock is not​ law. The federal government and several states have given the green light. The biggest roadblock is that robotics […]

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April 27, 2022

Co-Director Featured on NIST Workshop Panel on AI Risk Management Framework

NIST

TPL Co-Director Batya Friedman was featured on a panel discussing how to keep human values and ethics at the core of AI design at a NIST workshop on AI risk management framework. NIST stands for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is part of the US Department of Commerce. https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2022/03/building-nist-ai-risk-management-framework-workshop-2

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April 14, 2022

Tech Policy Lab Plays Role in Last Week Tonight Episode on Data Brokers

On April 10th, Last Week Tonight aired an episode on Data Brokers. The Tech Policy Lab played a role in that episode with Co-Director Ryan Calo serving as a consultant. The show also used a method to explain concerns with data brokering, which appears to be a method that was developed by Co-Director Yoshi Kohno, […]

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