The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School is an intellectual center that explores the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society. The ISP is guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties. Our work includes copyright, media law and policy, transparency, and privacy.

Upcoming Events

Writing with Influence: A Workshop on Short-Form Content

Please join us for a legal writing lab with Professor Jack Goldsmith to learn how to write effective short-form pieces for online publication. Prof. Goldsmith will guide students through his various tried-and-true writing and research techniques and help students develop their own ideas for publishable content. Students will also discuss the strategic elements of short-form publication, including how to know your audience, find your writing niche, and ensure that your work gets noticed. 

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:30pm

Law & Tech: Pierluigi Perri and David Thaw

Transatlantic Perspectives of Privacy and Cybersecurity: a Proposal

The idea that the US and EU have different perceptions about privacy values is widespread.  When describing the U.S. view, much scholarship starts from Warren and Brandeis’ Article “The Right to Privacy” which presents a general and undefined "right to be let alone" connected to a principle of excluding private spheres from public view.  This view is very different from common European perceptions of privacy, which are based on concepts of generally applicable fundamental rights.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00pm