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
When: February 12, 2010
Where: Moritz College of Law - Saxbe Auditorium

9:00-9:30 Welcome
9:30-10:30 Keynote on Youth and Social Media
Danah Boyd, Social Media Researcher, Microsoft Research New England
10:45-12:15 The Social Value of Social Media for Young People
James Bachuber, Global Kids
Daniel Brusilovsky, Founder/CEO of Teens in Tech Networks
Brendesha Tynes, University of Illinois
S. Craig Watkins, University of Texas
12:15-1:30 Columbus High Schoolers on Social Media in their Lives
Moderator: Martin Macias, Jr., WRTE Radio Chicago
1:45-3:15 Issues of Health and Safety
Megan Moreno, University of Wisconsin
John Palfrey, Harvard Law School and Berkman Center for Internet & Society
C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College
3:30-5:00 Issues of Law: Crime, Privacy, Reputation, Free Expression
Robert Heverly, Visiting Professor of Law, Michigan State
Michael W. Macleod-Ball, Chief Legislative and Policy Counsel of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office
Deborah A. Solove, Assistant United States Attorney, S.D. Ohio
Adam Thierer, Progress and Freedom Foundation

Stay updated by visiting our 2010 Symposium page.

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. Both old and new media are consequently awash in near-daily discussions about the implications of this phenomenon for young people's safety, privacy, free expression, cultural engagement, sense of identity, and civic role.

On February 12, 2010, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society will proudly host a full-day symposium on the value of social media for the lives of young people and the challenges and opportunities that social media present. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Saxbe Auditorium of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and will feature nationally and internationally recognized experts on law, media, technology, public health, and communication.

Sponsored by: I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, The Justice for Children Project, The Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, and Literacy Studies at OSU.

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.

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

This year a noteworthy commentary by Carnegie Mellon scholars Lorrie Faith Cranor and Aleecia McDonald took a novel look at the economic costs of reading privacy policies. Additionally, Professor Swire oversaw the writing of thirteen student notes in the following areas: Identity and Data Loss, Online and Locational Privacy, Medical and Genetic Privacy, and International Issues in Privacy Law. The following students had their work published in this issue: Natalie Bennett, Nicki Elgie, Sarah Fendrick, Julie Heitzenrater, Kyla Kelch, Frederick Lah, Jennifer Lee, Sarah Rahter, Lizzette Romero, James Schedwin, Ryan Waggoner, Matthew Whitman, and Aimee Boram Yang.

The Privacy Year in Review is part of an ongoing partnership between I/S and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This unique partnership allows for wide circulation of this issue both in print and electronic formats to international experts in the field of privacy, as well as valuable exposure for student note writers. For additional questions or information, please contact Natalie Bennett at bennett.515@osu.edu or Majorie Yano at yano.512@osu.edu.

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 president?s 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.

I/S Announces Continued Partnership with IAPP
The staff of I/S announces a continued partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world's largest association of privacy professionals. The agreement extends our relationship for 4 additional years and 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. This partnership increases the I/S Journal's presence in the privacy community and increases our subscription rate to more than 4,000 readers. Thank you to everyone who made this continued relationship possible.

I/S Gratefully Acknowledges the Support of The Century Foundation
I/S gratefully acknowledges the support of The Century Foundation in sponsoring the Federal Secrecy After September 11 and the Future of the Information Society issue. The Century Foundation is dedicated to infusing the nation's critical public policy debates with solid research and expert assessments designed to make information about policy debates accessible to policymakers, journalists, and citizens. Visit The Century Foundation website