Meets: Thursday 1-4, room 66-168
Enrollment limited, Permission of instructor required
This page is a draft. The information here is from fall 2017 has not yet been updated for fall 2018.
Principal Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL
Director, Project on Tech, Econ & Nat'l Security, MIT CSAIL
Prof. of Anthropology and Sci. Tech. Studies, MIT
Jessie M Stickgold-Sarah
Lecturer, WAC firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecturer, WAC email@example.com
In this class, we will consider the interaction between law, policy, and technology as they relate to the the evolving controversies over control of the Internet. This fall, we be doing an in-depth segment on a new approach to privacy on the Web, which replaces the traditional emphasis on secrecy and access control, by policies and technologies to make data use more accountable and transparent.
Topics we will explore include:
All information for this course is maintained on the Web via the class web site:
http://mit.edu/6.805The syllabus and weekly assignments are linked from the course calendar web page.
The site contains course information, including pointers to assigned readings and source material, as well as archives of exemplary papers by students in the class.
Course 6 students may use this subject as one of Advanced Undergraduate Subjects (AUS) required for graduation, or as general engineering concentration subjects (EC electives) required for the S.B. or M.Eng. As an alternative, students may use the subject for HASS elective credit.Students who want to use the subject to satisfy a department requirement (AUS or EC elective), should register for 6.805. Those who want to use it for HASS elective credit should register for STS.085. Graduate credit can be granted through STS (not Course 6), although this will require making special arrangements with Mike Fischer for extra work.
There are no formal prerequisites for this subject, but students should be prepared to do extensive independent research, involving both technology and policy analysis. In selecting participants for the class, we will be looking for people with appropriate backgrounds, such as knowledge of 6.033. Also, due to the importance of class participation, class attendance is mandatory.