Elizabeth M. Renieris

Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab

Director

  • Privacy
  • Data protection
  • Digital identity
  • Blockchain/DLT 
  • Tech and human rights
  • Tech ethics

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AGs demand 'accountability' from Meta/Facebook for Instagram's alleged harms to kids

According to Elizabeth Renieris, founding director of the Notre Dame IBM Technology Ethics Lab, states could have an uphill battle proving Meta knowingly harmed consumers, unless the investigation yields evidence the company misled users or violated its own terms or public statements.

As Healthcare Data Breaches Mount, How Secure are Digital IDs?

As founding director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab, Elizabeth M Renieris, points out that “one thing that many people don’t realise is that many Digital ID schemes are ‘pay-per-verification’, meaning it’s profitable to require/encourage use of ID credentials even where unnecessary”.

How Apple's plan to combat child abuse backfired on it

While no one is disputing Apple's motivation, Elizabeth Renieris, professor at Notre Dame University's IBM Technology Ethics Lab, said the timing was "a bit odd" given all of its privacy-focused announcements at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June. 

Facebook oversight board to decide Trump’s fate on the platform

Elizabeth Renieris, director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab, said the ruling is unlikely to end the controversy about content moderation.

Trump Ban Ruling Marks Defining Moment For Facebook Panel

Elizabeth Renieris, director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab said the ruling is unlikely to end the controversy about content moderation.

EXPLAINER: Will Donald Trump return to Facebook?

The board’s decision “will be far less important than the rationale behind it,” said Elizabeth Renieris, founding director of the Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame. 

Apple's iPhone privacy clampdown arrives after 7-month delay

“What this feud demonstrates more than anything is that Facebook and Apple have tremendous gatekeeping powers over the market,” said Elizabeth Renieris, founding director of the Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.

Big Tech CEOs pounded over social media’s role in promoting misinformation, extremism

“If Jan. 6 wasn’t enough to get them to acknowledge their role, it’s unclear anything ever will be,” Elizabeth Renieris, founding director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame, told MarketWatch.

Can Clubhouse Move Fast Without Breaking Things?

“Major privacy & security concerns, lots of data extraction, use of dark patterns, growth without a clear business model. When will we learn?” Elizabeth M. Renieris, the director of the Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab, wrote in a tweet this week that compared Clubhouse at this moment to the early days of Facebook.

Why Facebook Turned Off The News In Australia

Elizabeth Renieris, founding director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab. Human rights fellow at Harvard’s Carr Center. Fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab.

Facebook makes a power move in Australia - and may regret it

Facebook’s reaction was not justified even if there are issues with the law, including the fact that it stands to benefit media giants like News Corp., said Elizabeth Renieris, director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab.

After Weeks Of Being Offline, Parler Finds A New Web Host

Elizabeth Renieris with the University of Notre Dame, said it was just a matter of time before Parler found a new way to come back online.

Transitions: Wake Forest U. Selects Next President, 2 Presidents Named in City U. of New York System

Elizabeth M. Renieris, a technology and human-rights fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a practitioner fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab, has been named founding director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.

The Privacy Spat Between Facebook and Apple Is Just the Beginning

Elizabeth Renieris, a data protection and privacy lawyer who runs the Notre Dame-IB Tech Ethics Center, says the clash over tracking has exposed how much both companies dominate their respective markets, which could be problematic since both are under antitrust scrutiny.

Battle between giants? Facebook is considering an antitrust lawsuit against Apple (¿Batalla entre gigantes? Facebook estaría considerando una demanda antimonopolio contra Apple)

For the director and founder of the Notre Dame - IBM Technological Ethics Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, Elizabeth Renieris, this dispute would only confirm the power and control over the technology market that Apple and Facebook have. (Para la directora y fundadora del Laboratorio de Ética Tecnológica Notre Dame - IBM en la Universidad de Notre Dame, Elizabeth Renieris, esta disputa solo confirmaría el poder y el control sobre el mercado tecnológico que tienen Apple y Facebook.)

Why Facebook is considering filing a lawsuit against Apple

Ironically, a legal battle between the tech titans could harm them on the antitrust front, as both are under investigation for the same things they accuse each other of, says Elizabeth Renieris, founding director of Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.

Why Facebook is considering an antitrust lawsuit against Apple

Ironically, a legal showdown between the tech titans could hurt them on the antitrust front, since both are under investigation for the very things they are accusing one another of, says Elizabeth Renieris, founding director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.

Apple-Facebook feud shows the enormous gatekeeper power of tech giants, says expert | News | Notre Dame News

“What this feud mainly demonstrates is that Facebook and Apple have enormous gatekeeper powers over the market, ”said Elizabeth M. Renieris, founder and director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.