Community Involvement

March 1, 2016

Computer Security and the Internet of Things – Faculty Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno presents at Usenix Enigma 2016

Computers are now integrating into everyday objects, from medical devices to children’s toys. This integration of technology brings many benefits. Without the appropriate checks and balances, however, these emerging technologies also have the potential to compromise our digital and physical security and privacy. Tech Policy Lab Faculty Co-Director Kohno’s talk explored case studies in the design […]


February 20, 2016

Federal Trade Commission Start With Security Seattle

The one-day event continued the FTC’s work to provide companies with practical tips and strategies for implementing effective data security. The event brought together experts to provide insights on how startups and other small companies can secure the software and products they develop, and how important it is to do so. FTC Commissioner Julie Brill kicked things off with opening remarks. The day included panels on Building a Security Culture, Integrating Security into the Development Pipeline, the Business Case for Security, and Securing the Internet of Things. Links to panel videos can be found in the news item.


February 15, 2015

Cryptographic Currencies from a Tech-Policy Perspective: Policy Issues and Technical Directions

Tech Policy Lab members Emily McReynolds, Ada Lerner, Will Scott, Franziska Roesner, and Tadayoshi Kohno, recently presented a paper at the 2015 Financial Cryptography and Data Security Conference.


October 25, 2014

Cory Doctorow: Alice, Bob and Clapper: What Snowden Taught us About Privacy

It’s the 21st century and the Internet is the nervous system of the information age. Treating it as a platform for jihad recruitment that incidentally does some ecommerce and video on demand around the edges is blinkered, depraved indifference. The news that the world’s spies have been industriously converting every wire, fiber and chip into […]


March 1, 2014

Robot Research at the University of Washington

The Tech Policy Lab was proud to sponsor the 2014 Winter Scholars’ Studio: Robot Research @ the Commons. Scholars’ Studio is an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to do 5 minute lightning talks describing their research. Imagine trying to explain what may have taken five years to develop for a dissertation in under 5 […]


November 18, 2013

Tech Policy Lab Directors at the FTC Workshop on The Internet of Things

Our Faculty Directors Tadayoshi Kohno and Ryan Calo will be joining the expert panels for the Federal Trade Commission’s “Internet of Things” workshop on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in Washington, DC. Tadayoshi Kohno Panel 3: Connected Cars This panel will look at the emergence of smart cars, exploring the different technologies involved with connected cars, […]


November 16, 2013

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill Visits the Lab

The Tech Policy Lab was honored to host Commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission at the University of Washington, School of Law on November 13. Commissioner Brill met with students and faculty to discuss her career in public service and current issues in digital privacy. Below are her answers to some questions discussed […]


September 12, 2013

The Seattle Times Covers Our Launch

A new piece by Briar Dudley on the Seattle Times discusses creation of the Tech Policy Lab. “A new think tank addressing tech policy issues such as privacy, security and censorship is being launched today at the University of Washington. Called the Tech Policy Lab, it’s an interdisciplinary program involving the UW’s School of Law, […]