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The protection of personal information and control over how personal data is collected, used, shared, and stored by organizations.

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UMSI well-represented at CNIL Privacy Research Day in France


The international event brings together researchers from around the world to present on privacy and data protection. 

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Where do Nextdoor communities exist—and what do they talk about?


A new study by UMSI doctoral student Megan Brown provides new data about Nextdoor, America's most popular hyperlocal platform.  

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New surveillance system at Michigan State University is raising privacy concerns


University of Michigan School of Information professors Mark Ackerman and Kentaro Toyama say AI-based surveillance systems may demonstrate implicit bias and be overly relied on by police. 

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