Programs

CITP Tech Policy Clinic

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Overview

CITP’s interdisciplinary tech policy clinic gives our research community the opportunity to contribute to vital policy discussions concerning the role of digital technologies in our society. We engage with policy makers by using their policy challenges to prompt state-of-the-art research that advances and translates that research into practical proposals that directly advance the public interest. In keeping with Princeton’s commitment to service, the clinic provides nonpartisan research, analysis, and commentary to policy makers, industry participants, journalists, and the public. There is a long tradition of educating public-spirited lawyers through clinical programs; we are building a similar program for the next generation of public-spirited technologists.

Activities

Tech Policy Case Studies

The CITP Tech Policy Case Studies series invites domain experts to share the real-world challenges that they confront and investigate how research can help inform their responses. The goal is to provide new avenues for collaborating on impactful research and deepen our understanding of the policy process. If you have ideas for specific projects we can tackle, please contact Mihir Kshirsagar.

Public Interest Technology Summer Fellowship

The PIT Summer Fellowship is aimed at giving rising juniors and seniors first hand experience in how technologists can advance the public interest at the federal, state and local level.

Policy Roundtables

We convene a forum for researchers and policy makers to engage in a detailed discussion of a specific topic under Chatham House rules. In late 2019, we held a day long roundtable discussion with the FTC about regulating online dark patterns. We will restart this program once the health restrictions lift.

Research & Commentary

The clinic is actively engaged in producing research and commentary. Please click here to see our work.

Teaching

Click here for more information about the student clinic projects.

People

Mihir Kshirsagar leads the clinic.

Contact

Please email for general questions. 

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Endorsement Guides, P204500
Authors: Marshini Chetty, Mihir Kshirsagar, Arunesh Mathur, Jonathan Mayer, Arvind Narayanan, June 2020

Comments on Revised Proposed Regulations Implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act
Authors: Marshini Chetty, Shaanan Cohney, Mihir Kshirsagar, Arunesh Mathur, Jonathan Mayer, Arvind Narayanan, Ross Teixeira, Ari Ezra Waldman, February 2020

COPPA Rule Review, 16 CFR part 312, Project No. P195404
Authors: Marshini Chetty, Edward W. Felten, Mihir Kshirsagar, Arunesh Mathur, Jonathan Mayer, Arvind Narayanan, Victor Ongkowijaya, Matthew J. Salganik, Madelyn Sanfilippo, Ari Ezra Waldman, December 2019