Latonero explains role of big data in fight against trafficking at NYU summit co-sponsored by White House

Research director Mark Latonero gave a presentation today at The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of "Big Data", speaking about his research at CCLP on technology and human trafficking. Hosted by The Data & Society Research Institute in partnership with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and New York University's Information Law Institute, the event brought together leaders from government, academia, and industry as part of the Obama Administration's efforts to better understand the implications of big data for privacy and public policy. Latonero discussed how networked technologies like chat rooms, online classified ads, and social…

CCLP Joins White House Workshop on Trafficking and Technology Policy

CCLP Research Director Mark Latonero participated in the Workshop on Data & Technology in Trafficking on Wednesday, July 25, which was convened by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and The White House Council on Women and Girls. The participants brainstormed how technology can be used in innovative ways to combat the sex trafficking of minors online. The workshop was led by Todd Park (left), the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, and Tina Tchen (right), the Chief of Staff to the First Lady of the United States and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women…

Carnegie Corporation taps CCLP for examination of government’s response to the crisis in the news industry

From a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on the future of journalism to a new tax cut for newspapers signed into law by the governor of Washington state, policymakers nationwide are responding to the crisis facing the news business. "It's … a time of real hardship for the field of journalism ….. But it's also true that your ultimate success as an industry is essential to the success of our democracy," President Obama told members of the White House Correspondents' Association. Thanks to a grant from Carnegie Corporation, the USC Annenberg School for Communication's Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP)…