U-M, Fordham Researchers Raise Awareness about Interconnectedness, Privacy Risks of Online Services


Tom Norton, executive director at Fordham Law’s Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP), was quoted in a University of Michigan news article regarding a report developed by Fordham CLIP and the University of Michigan. The report focusses on privacy concerns related to application programming interfaces (APIs).

Thomas Norton, executive director of Fordham Law’s Center on Law and Information Policy, and Florian Schaub, assistant professor at the U-M School of Information, will present their report, “APIs and Your Privacy,” at the AT&T Policy Forum’s Symposium on Application Programing Interfaces and Privacy 1-3 p.m. Feb. 5 in Washington, D.C.

Norton said that in a broader sense, they hope the research “will reveal how vast the data collection business model is and how it’s often difficult for consumers to detect when their information is being collected. As has been often said: when it comes to free online services, people are the product. We hope our report helps readers internalize this concept.”

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