Policy note on How Secrecy Leads to Bad Public Technology

Security is often conflated with secrecy, cutting communities and democratic processes out of technology design and oversight. This note outlines the academic research that shows why secrecy leads to less secure technologies and disparate impacts. Co-authored with Julia Slupska of Oxford Internet Institute, Jeanette Lowrie of Tech Workers Coalition, and Professor Deian Stefan of UCSD’s Crypto and Security Group.

Policy Note: Slupska, Lowrie, Irani, and Stefan. 2020. “How Secrecy Leads to Bad Public Tech.”