I/S

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I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society is an interdisciplinary journal of research and commentary concentrating on the intersection of law, policy, and information technology. I/S represents a one-of-a-kind partnership between one of America's leading law schools, the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, and the nation's foremost public policy school focused on information technology, Carnegie Mellon University's H.J. Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management.

Latest News/Announcements

New Forthcoming 'Hot' Works Section
Visit our newest section of the website, entitled Forthcoming 'Hot' Works. Some articles we accept for publication have special potential to contribute to law or policy debates that are likely to heat up faster than we can move manuscripts into print. For these articles, we now ask authors' consent to place their manuscripts online as works in progress, so -- even as they are undergoing further refinement -- so both scholars and concerned decision makers can have more immediate access to their thoughts.

Youth and Social Media Symposium 2010 Tentative Schedule
The tentative schedule for the upcoming Youth and Social Media Sympsoium 2010 has been released. Click on the following link to view a full list of speakers and topics. Learn More

I/S Journal Presents: Youth and Social Media Symposium 2010
The phenomenon that perhaps most distinctively characterizes the generation of Americans born since 1990 is its pervasive engagement with social media - media enabled by the proliferation of new digital (and frequently mobile) information and communication technologies. Learn More

I/S Journal Co-sponsors Panel Discussion
The Status of Health Care in America
When: 12:00pm, Monday, September 28, 2009
Where: Saxbe Auditorium
A panel of professionals will be discussing the state of current health care reform in America, including the impact of recent and proposed legislation on health care providers. Sponsored by the Health Law Society, the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Public Policy, Advocates for Children, and I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society.

*Boxed lunches will be provided for the first 100 people

Moritz College I/S Journal Announces Publication of the 2008 Privacy Year in Review Issue
I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, a publication of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, is proud to announce the publication of its 2008 Privacy Year in Review issue. I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society is an interdisciplinary journal of research and commentary concentrating on the intersection of law, policy, and information technology. Through its lead editors Nathaniel Arden, Nicki Elgie and Gena Shelton, the I/S Journal collaborated closely with Professor Peter Swire, outside authors, and student journal members to publish this issue examining developments in the area of privacy law and policy occurring throughout the past year. Learn More

I/S Journal Announces Publication of E-Democracy Issue
I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, a publication of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, is proud to announce the publication of its E-Democracy issue. Through its lead editors Rachel Burlage and Sarah Rahter, I/S Journal collaborated closely with local and international authors to publish this issue examining cross-disciplinary research on digital governance. The E-Democracy issue addresses specifically how new technologies can step in to facilitate the robust public deliberation so lacking in twentieth-century representative democracies. Learn More

Professors Shane, Swire Named to Obama-Biden Transition Teams
The Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Project has named two professors at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to assist in a review of government agencies designed to provide the presidentís advisors with information they will need to begin making strategic policy, budgetary, and personnel decisions. Learn More

Professor Swire Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee
Professor Peter Swire testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Wednesday, June 25. The hearing, entitled "Laptop Searches and Other Violations of Privacy Faced by Americans Returning from Overseas Travel," discussed the controversial and growing practice of the Customs and Border Patrol seizing laptops at the border as part of its routine searches when people enter the country. Learn More

Commission Directed by Professor Shane Hosts Inaugural Meeting
A commission directed by Professor Peter Shane, which is expected to complete the first major news and society study in 40 years, hosted its inaugural meeting Tuesday, June 24. The meeting was webcast live on www.knightcomm.org at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. An archived video of the meeting will also be posted at the same web address. Learn More

Professor Peter Shane was named executive director of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy
Professor Shane is set to direct first major news and society study in 40 years. Check out this link for more information.

Privacy Year in Review
The 2008 Privacy Issue is now available online.

Special instructions for IAPP members: IAPP members should create an online account and then click here to enter their institutional access code. Email Charles Phillips at phillips.605@osu.edu with the subject line “IAPP Code” to receive the code.

I/S announces the renewal of our partnership with IAPP
The staff of I/S announces the renewal of our partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world's largest association of privacy professionals. The agreement continues to make all IAPP members subscribers to the journal and provides them with a copy of the I/S Journal Privacy Year in Review issue. All IAPP members have online access to the remainder of the journal's issues. Through this partnership, the I/S Journal welcomes 4,000 subscribers to our readership. The journal is proud of our affiliation with the IAPP, thereby facilitating this important link between scholars and practitioners.

More Information

I/S features:

  • Research-based articles, typically solicited from leading academics and research-oriented practitioners, addressing a common theme, such as privacy policy, electronic commerce, electronic government, telecommunications policy, or economic and social development
  • A section of commentaries, typically shorter and in a less formal style, addressing cutting-edge policy topics related to IT and society
  • Book reviews
  • Student research papers

I/S publishes three issues per year, both in hard-copy and subscription-based online versions. Because privacy is such a critical topic, and the outlets for published research on this subject so few, I/S commits an entire issue each year to this topic. Papers for the privacy issue will be presented at an annual privacy symposium, organized by the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies and offered under joint sponsorship with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.