Cornell Tech 2016 - present
Professor, Information Science
New York University 2001 - present (on leave)
Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication; Computer Science
Faculty Fellow, Information Law Institute, NYU Law School
Visitor, School of Social Sciences, 2008
Member, School of Social Sciences, 2000-2001
Princeton University 1991-2001
Research Associate, University Center for Human Values, 1998-2001
Coordinator, Program in Science, Technology and Ethics
Associate Director, University Center for Human Values, Program in Ethics & Public Affairs, 1991-1998
Lecturer, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, 1991-2001
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 2000-2001, 2008
Visitor, School of Social Sciences, 2008
Member, School of Social Sciences, 2000-2001
Ph.D. Philosophy (1983) Stanford University, Stanford, CA
M.A. Social Sciences in Education (1978) Stanford University, Stanford, CA
B.A. Mathematics and Philosophy (1975) University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
B.A. Honors in Philosophy, First Class (1976) University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Philosophy and politics of technology: ethical, social and political implications of IT and digital media (privacy, security, accountability, intellectual property, electronic publication, computing in education), information and communications policy, values in technology design.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, International Workshop on Obfuscation: Science, Technology, and Theory, SES-1642553, awarded September 1, 2016, $50,000
Co-Principal Investigator, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Origin Privacy: Protecting Privacy in the Big-Data Era, awarded September 1, 2016, $425,951
Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, INSPIRE: Value-Function Handoffs in Human-Machine Compositions that are under Design for the Internet of Things, SES-1650589, awarded September 1, 2016, subaward $485,000 (Total grant: $970,000 to University of California-Berkeley School of Information MIMS)
Co-Principal Investigator, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Center for Cyber Security, awarded January 1, 2016, $500,000
Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, EAGER: Collaborative: A Research Agenda to Explore Privacy in Small Data Applications, awarded September 2015, $246,018
Co-Principal Investigator, Digital Trust Foundation, Data/Metadata Distinction in US Privacy Law and Policy, awarded March 2015, $125,000
Barwise Prize, American Philosophical Association (December 2014): For significant and sustained contributions to areas relevant to philosophy and computing
Principal Investigator, Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, NYU site, awarded June 2012, $1,625,000
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, IGERT: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, DGE-0966187, July 2010, NYU sub-award $514,377 (Total grant: $2,848,461 to NYU-Poly)
Co-Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Strategic Healthcare Information Technology Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS), April 2010, NYU sub-award $710,688 (Total grant: $15 million to Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Scholarship for Service, September 2008, NYU-CIMS sub-award $262,187 (Total grant: $2.168 million to NYU/Poly)
Co-Principal Investigator, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI), Collaborative Policies and Assured Information Sharing, ONR BAA 07-036 August 2008. $500,000 (Total grant: $4,453,881)
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: GENI Working Group Meetings - Opt-in, CNS-0820795 September 2008. $49,997
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Cyber-Trust (CT) Collaborative Research, CT-M: Privacy, Compliance and Information Risk in Complex Organizational Processes, CNS-0831124 July 2008. $250,000 (Total grant: $1.2 million)
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Science of Design Collaborative Research: Values-at-Play - Integrating Social Factors into Design, CNS 0613893 September 2006. $537,243 (Total grant: $790,757)
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: A Workshop on Values in the Design of Information Technology, SES-0352632 June 2004. $32,291
Project Director, Ford Foundation Grant, Values in Technology Design: Democracy, Autonomy, and Justice, May 2003. $100,000
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Research Agenda Workshop on Internet Research Ethics, Grant SBR-0135590 December 14-15, 2001, Lancaster University. $20,529
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Societal Values in an Age of Information Technology, Grant SBR-9806234. $75,000
Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Network Security Responsive to Human Values: Theory and Practice (Co-Investigators: E. Felten, Princeton University and B. Friedman, Colby College), Grant SBR-9729447. $463,257
BOOKS AND REPORTS
F. Brunton and H. Nissenbaum, Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015).
M. Flanagan and H. Nissenbaum, Values at Play in Digital Games (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014).
J. Lane, V. Stodden, S. Bender, H. Nissenbaum, (Eds.) Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)
K. Varnelis and H. Nissenbaum, Modulated Cities: Networked Spaces, Reconstituted Subjects, Situated Technologies Book Series, Pamphlet No. 9, (New York: The Architectural League of New York, 2011).
H. Nissenbaum, Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life, (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010), Spanish Translation Privacidad Amenazada: Tecnología, Política y la Integridad de la Vida Social (Mexico City: Océano, 2011).
L. Introna and H. Nissenbaum, Facial Recognition Technology: A Survey of Policy and Implementation Issues, Report of the Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response, NYU (2009).
M. Price and H. Nissenbaum (Eds.), Academy and The Internet, (New York, Peter Lang Publishing Company, 2004).
D. Johnson and H. Nissenbaum (Eds.), Computers, Ethics, and Social Values, (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1995).
H. Nissenbaum, Emotion and Focus, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985).
AdNauseam (with Daniel Howe: 2013 - updates ongoing) A Firefox browser extension designed to protect users from surveillance and tracking by advertising networks.
Adnostic (with Dan Boneh, Arvind Narayanan, and Vincent Toubiana: 2009 - updates ongoing) A Firefox browser extension designed to enable ad targeting without third-party online tracking.
TrackMeNot (with Daniel Howe and Vincent Toubiana: 2006 - updates ongoing) A Firefox browser extension designed to protect web-search against identification, surveillance, and profiling.
K. Martin and H. Nissenbaum (2017) "Measuring Privacy: An Empirical Test Using Context to Expose Confounding Variables," Columbia Science and Technology Law Review (in press).
P. Kift and H. Nissenbaum (2017) "Metadata in Context - An Ontological and Normative Analysis of the NSA's Bulk Telephony Metadata Collection Program," I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 13 (in press).
Y. Shvartzshnaider, S. Tong, T. Wies, P. Kift, H. Nissenbaum, L. Subramanian and P. Mittal (2016) "Learning Privacy Expectations by Crowdsourcing Contextual Informational Norms," Fourth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2016), 209-218.
H. Nissenbaum and H. Patterson (2016) "Biosensing in Context: Health Privacy in a Connected World." In Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life. Ed. Dawn Nafus. Cambridge, London: The MIT Press, 79-100.
H. Nissenbaum (2015) "Respecting Context to Protect Privacy: Why Meaning Matters," Science and Engineering Ethics, published online on July 12.
H. Nissenbaum (2015) "Respect for Context as a Benchmark for Privacy Online: What it is and isn't," In Social Dimensions of Privacy, Eds. B. Roessler, D. Mokrosinska, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Reprinted in Privacy, Security and Accountability: Ethics, Law and Policy, Ed. Adam Moore. London, New York: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016, 39-62.)
H. Nissenbaum (2015) "'Respect for Context': Fulfilling the Promise of the White House Report," In Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions, Eds. M. Rotenberg, J. Horwitz, J. Scott, EPIC, New York: EPIC/The New Press, 152-164.
S. Barocas and H. Nissenbaum (2014) "Big Data's End Run Around Procedural Privacy Protections," Communications of the ACM, 57:11.
S. Barocas and H. Nissenbaum (2014) "Big Data's End Run Around Consent and Anonymity," In Privacy, Big Data and the Public Good Eds. J. Lane, V. Stodden, S. Bender, H. Nissenbaum, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
F. Brunton and H. Nissenbaum (2013) "Political and Ethical Perspectives on Data Obfuscation," In Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn (Eds.) Mireille Hildebrandt and Katje de Vries, New York: Routledge, 164-188.
A. Conley, A. Datta, H. Nissenbaum, D. Sharma, "Sustaining Privacy and Open Justice in the Transition to Online Court Records: A Multidisciplinary Inquiry," Maryland Law Review, 71:3 (Summer 2012).
H. Nissenbaum, "From Preemption to Circumvention: If Technology Regulates Why Do We Need Regulation (and Vice Versa)?" Berkeley Technology Law Journal 26:3.
H. Nissenbaum, "A Contextual Approach to Privacy Online," Daedalus 140 (4), Fall 2011: 32-48.
V. Toubiana and H. Nissenbaum, "An Analysis of Google Log Retention Policies," The Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 2.
H. Nissenbaum, "Privatsphäre im Kontext: Technologie, Politik und die Unversehrtheit des Sozialen," #public_life: Digitale Intimität, die Privatsphäre und das Netz, Band 8 der Reihe Bildung und Kultur, 2011.
F. Brunton and H. Nissenbaum, "Vernacular Resistance to Data Collection and Analysis: A Political Theory of Obfuscation," First Monday, 16(5), May 2011.
V. Toubiana, A. Narayanan, D. Boneh, H. Nissenbaum, and S. Barocas, "Adnostic: Privacy Preserving Targeted Advertising," Proceedings Network and Distributed System Symposium, March 2010.
S. Barocas and H. Nissenbaum, "On Notice: The Trouble with Notice and Consent," Proceedings of the Engaging Data Forum: The First International Forum on the Application and Management of Personal Electronic Information, October 2009.
L. Hansen and H. Nissenbaum, "Digital Disaster, Cyber Security, and the Copenhagen School," International Studies Quarterly, 53, 2009: 1155-1175.
D. Howe and H. Nissenbaum, "TrackMeNot: Resisting Surveillance in Web Search," In Lessons from the Identity Trail: Anonymity, Privacy, and Identity in a Networked Society, Eds. I. Kerr, C. Lucock, and V. Steeves, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
M. Flanagan and H. Nissenbaum, "Design Heuristics for Activist Games," In Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Computer Games, Eds. Y.B. Kafia, J. Denner, C. Heeter, and J. Sun, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008, 265-279.
M. Flanagan, D. Howe, and H. Nissenbaum, "Embodying Values in Technology: Theory and Practice," In Information Technology and Moral Philosophy, Eds. Jeroen van den Hoven and John Weckert, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
M. Flanagan, D. Howe, and H. Nissenbaum, "Design Method Outline for Activist Gaming," In Worlds in Play, Eds. S. de Castell and J. Jensen, Peter Lang 2007, 241-248.
M. Flanagan and H. Nissenbaum, "A Game Design Methodology to Incorporate Social Activist Themes," Proceedings of CHI 2007, March 2007.
Y. Benkler and H. Nissenbaum, "Commons-Based Peer Production and Virtue," Journal of Political Philosophy 14(4), 2006: 394-419.
A. Barth, A. Datta, J. Mitchell, and H. Nissenbaum, "Privacy and Contextual Integrity: Framework and Applications," Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2006. (Showcased in "The Logic of Privacy," The Economist, January 4, 2007.)
H. Nissenbaum, "Where Computer Security Meets National Security," Ethics and Information Technology, Vol. 7, No. 2, June 2005, 61-73. (Also in Cybercrime, Eds. Jack Balkin, James Grimmelmann, Eddan Katz, Nimrod Kozlovski, Shlomit Wagman, and Tal Zarsky, New York, NYU Press, 2007.)
M. Flanagan, D. Howe, and H. Nissenbaum, "Values at Play: Design Tradeoffs in Socially-Oriented Game Design," Proceedings of CHI 2005, 751-760.
H. Nissenbaum, "Values in Technical Design," Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics, New York: Macmillan, 2005, lxvi-lxx.
H. Nissenbaum, "Information Technology and Ethics," Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, Great Barrington, MA, Berkshire Publishing Group, 2004, 235-239.
H. Nissenbaum, "Will Security Enhance Trust Online, or Supplant It?" In Trust and Distrust Within Organizations: Emerging Perspectives, Enduring Questions, Eds. R. Kramer and K. Cook, Russell Sage Publications (2004): 155-188.
H. Nissenbaum, "Hackers and the Contested Ontology of Cyberspace," New Media and Society, 6(2), 2004: 195-217.
H. Nissenbaum, "Privacy as Contextual Integrity," Washington Law Review Vol 79, No. 1, February 2004: 119-158.
H. Nissenbaum, "New Research Norms for a New Medium," In The Commodification of Information, Eds. N. Elkin-Koren and N. Netanel, The Hague: Kluwer Academic Press, 2002. 433-457.
H. Nissenbaum, "Hackers and the Battle for Cyberspace," Dissent, Fall 2002, 50-57.
H. Nissenbaum, "Securing Trust Online: Wisdom or Oxymoron," Boston University Law Review, June 2001 Volume 81, No.3 635-664.
(Reprinted in Virtual Publics: Policy and Community in an Electronic Age, Ed. B. Kolko, New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.)
L.J. Camp, C. McGrath, and H. Nissenbaum, "Trust: A Collision of Paradigms," Financial Cryptography 2001: Conference Proceedings, Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
H. Nissenbaum, "How Computer Systems Embody Values," IEEE Computer, Mar. 2001, 120, 118-119.
L. Introna and H. Nissenbaum, "Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matters," The Information Society, 16(3):1-17, 2000.
L. Introna and H. Nissenbaum, "Defining the Web: The Politics of Search Engines," IEEE Computer, January 2000, 54-62.
H. Nissenbaum, "Can Trust be Secured Online? A Theoretical Perspective" Etica e Politica, No. 2, December 1999.
H. Nissenbaum, "The Puzzle of Priority: New Conventions in Research for the Context of Electronic Publication," The Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, Vol 1, No. 1, July 1999: 44-68.
H. Nissenbaum, "The Meaning of Anonymity in an Information Age," The Information Society 15:141-144, 1999.
(Reprinted in Readings in CyberEthics (2001), Eds. R.A. Spinello and H.T. Tavani, Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett.)
L. Introna and H. Nissenbaum, "Sustaining the Public Good Vision of the Internet: The Politics of Search Engines," Center for the Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Working Paper #9, 1999, Princeton University.
H. Nissenbaum and D. Walker, "A Grounded Approach to Social and Ethical Concerns about Technology and Education," Journal of Educational Computing Research, Vol 19, No. 4, 1998: 411-432.
H. Nissenbaum, "Protecting Privacy in an Information Age: The Problem of Privacy in Public," Law and Philosophy, 17: 559-596, 1998.
H. Nissenbaum and D. Walker, "Will Computers Dehumanize Education? A Grounded Approach to Values at Risk," Technology in Society, 20, 1998, 237-273.
H. Nissenbaum, "Values in the Design of Computer Systems," Computers in Society, March 1998, 38-39.
H. Nissenbaum, "Values in Computer System Design: Bias and Autonomy," Ethics and Information Technology, Delhi: New Academic Press, 1998
H. Nissenbaum, "Toward an Approach to Privacy in Public: The Challenges of Information Technology," Ethics and Behavior, 7(3), 1997, 207-219.
(Reprinted in Readings in CyberEthics, Eds. R.A. Spinello and H.T. Tavani Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett, 2001.)
C. Mitcham and H. Nissenbaum, "Ethics and Technology," Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, London and New York: Routledge, 1998.
H. Nissenbaum, "Information Technology Ethics," Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, London and New York: Routledge, 1998.
B. Friedman and H. Nissenbaum, "Bias in Computer Systems," ACM Transactions on Information Systems, July 1996, 330-347.
H. Nissenbaum, "Accountability in a Computerized Society," In Science and Engineering Ethics, 1996, 2, 25-42.
(Reprinted in Human Values in the Design of Computer Technology, Ed. Batya Friedman, Cambridge and New York: CSLI, 1997.)
H. Nissenbaum, "Should I Copy My Neighbor's Software?," In Computers, Ethics, and Social Responsibility, Eds. D. Johnson and H. Nissenbaum, Prentice Hall, 1995, 201-213.
(Reprinted in Business Ethics for the 21st Century (1997), Eds. D.M. Adams and E.W. Maine, Mountain View: Mayfield Publishing Company.)
(Reprinted in Computers and Ethics in the Cyberage (2001), Eds. D. M. Hester and P.J. Ford, Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall.)
(Reprinted in Ethics for Everyday (2001), Ed. David Benatar, New York: McGraw-Hall.)
B. Friedman and H. Nissenbaum, "Software Agents and User Autonomy," Proceedings of the First International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Feb., 1997, New York: ACM.
B. Friedman and H. Nissenbaum, "Bias in Computer Systems," Center for the Study of Language and Information, Technical Report No. CSLI-94-186, 1994, Stanford.
B. Friedman and H. Nissenbaum, "Discerning Bias in Computer Systems," in InterCHI '93 Adjunct Proceedings, Eds. S. Ashlund, K. Mullet, A. Henderson, E. Hollnagel, and T. White, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 141-142.
H. Nissenbaum, "Casual Copying," Proceedings of the National Conference on Computing and Values, August 1991, 15-22.
Editorial Advisory Board, Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics (2005 MacMillan Reference, USA)
Associate Editor (and co-founder), Journal of Ethics and Information Technology (Kluwer Academic Publishers)
Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality
Editorial Board, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Editorial Board, Research in Philosophy and Technology
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Panelist, Artificial Intelligence, FEG Annual Meeting, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, May 2017
Member, Program Committee, AI Now: The Social and Economic Implications of Artifical Intelligence Technologies in the Near-Term, White House, NYU Information Law Institute, July 2016
Invited Participant, Security and Human Behavior 2016, Harvard University, May 2016
Invited Participant, Whither the Data? Toward Understanding Flows in Complex Data Ecosystems, ISAT/DARPA Workshop, March 2016
Member, Organizing Committee, Principles & Practice of Privacy Science Workshop, National Security Agency, December 2015
Co-organizer, Responsible Use of Open Data: Government and the Private Sector, NYU, Berkeley, November 2015
Member, Committee on Privacy for the Intelligence Community, National Research Council, June 2015
Co-Organizer, Algorithms and Accountability Conference, NYU, February 2015
Invited Participant, National Privacy Research Strategy Workshop, Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Arlington, February 2015
Invited Participant, 17th meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, Emory University, October 2014
Co-Director, The Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society, 2013 - present
Faculty Advisory Board, NYU Press, 2011-2013
Co-Organizer, Workshop on Interdisciplinary Studies on Security and Privacy, NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, October 2010
Invited Participant, Risk of Data Sharing in Genomics Workshop, University of Colorado Medical Campus, August 2010
Invited Participant, GENI Experimenters' Workshop, Princeton University, July 2010
Invited Participant, Cloud Computing Retreat, Consumer Federation, New York, June 2010
Panelist, Author meets Critic, Privacy in Context, Privacy Law Scholars Conference, George Washington University, June 2010
Co-director, Values in Design 2K10 Workshop, May 2010
Panelist, National Science Foundation, May 2010
Member, Advisory Board, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), June, 2009 - present
Member, Programme Committee, 8th International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Inquiry, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, June 2009
Co-organizer, DIMACS Workshop on Internet Privacy: Facilitating Seamless Data Movement with Appropriate Controls, September 2008
Member, Coordinating Group for NSF Network Science and Engineering (NetSCE) Initiative, 2008 - present
Member, GENI Science Council, 2005-2007
Invited Participant, Symposium on E-Learning: New National and International Policy Perspectives, (download pdf) Boulder, CO, February 2006
National Academy of Sciences, NRC Committee on Privacy in an Information Age, May 2002 - present
Board of Advisors, Public Knowledge
Invited participant, National Science Foundation Workshop on Science, Technology and Democracy
Provost's Visiting Committee for the Communications and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore, March 2008
Member, Markle Connecting for Population Health Challenge Team, 2007
Program Committee, Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry, 2007
Organizing Committee, National Science Foundation Science of Design Meeting for Principal Investigators
Selection Committee, SSRC Digital Cultures and Information Project, 2004
Workshop Co-Director (with Monroe Price), Public Values, System Design and the Public Domain, Rockefeller Foundation Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy, March 2003
Program Committee, International Conference on Computer Ethics: A Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE'01), University of Lancaster, December 2001
Advisory Board, Public Knowledge
Advisory Board, Ethics Center in Science and Engineering on the World Wide Web
Executive Board, Society for Philosophy and Technology, 1996-present
Program Committee, ACM Computing Policy Conference, Washington DC, May 1998
Program Committee, International Conference on Computer Ethics: A Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE'98), London School of Economics, December 1998
Conference Organizer, Design for Values: Ethical, Societal & Policy Dimensions for Information Technology, DIMACS National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, 1998
Board of Trustees, e-thepeople, 2004-2006
Advisory Panel, Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science and Technology, National Science Foundation 1999-2002
Committee Member, National Academy of Sciences, On Being a Researcher/Scholar in the Digital Age
Member, ACM Committee on Licensing of Software Engineers
Advisory Committee, AAAS, Project on Anonymity on the Internet, 1997
Site Visit Evaluation Team, New Haven, Connecticut. National Science Foundation, Ethics and Values Studies Program
Invited participant, National Science Foundation Workshop on Human Information Processing and Decision Making in Complex Information Systems, Washington DC. April 2001
SERVICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Co-director, Center for Research on Interdisciplinary Studies of Security and Privacy (CRISSP)
Founder Director, Privacy Research Group, NYU Law School
Program Committee, Conference on Governing Algorithms, ILI and MCC May 2013
Member, Clinical Faculty Search Committee 2012-13
Chair, Departmental Search Committee, 2011-2012
Faculty Board, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP)
Chair, Departmental Committee on Personnel, 2009-10
Chair, Departmental Search Committee, 2009-10
Member, Dean's Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion, 2009-10
Chair, Departmental Committee on Personnel, 2009
Chair, Departmental Search Committee, 2009
Co-director, NYU/Poly Center for Research on Security and Privacy, 2008-present
Departmental Ph.D. Committee, 2009
Departmental Search Committee, 2005-06
Steinhardt Dean’s Advisory Committee for Associate Dean Search, 2004-05
Humanities Council Steering Committee, 2005-08
University Task Force on Culture and Communication, 2003-04
Service Award, Steinhardt School of Education, 2002-03
Chair, Departmental Search Committee, 2002-03
Chair, Study Committee for Departmental Policy and Priorities, 2003-04
Ph.D. Advising and Miscellaneous Departmental Committees
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS: 2009 - present
"From MOOCs to VLEs: Why Privacy is Still Important," Big Data and Education: Ethical and Moral Challenges, University of Haifa, May 2017.
"Accountability, Transparency, Answerability," For the People: By the Robot. Symposium on Policy Challenges in the ML Era, University of Pennsylvania Law School, February 2017.
"Values in Algorithms: Then/Now," Conference on Algorithms in Culture, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, December 2016.
"Privacy in Small Data Systems," Applications Mobiles en Sante: Des Usages Aux Enjeux Ethiques, Deontologiques et Juridiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, November 2016.
"Differential Privacy in Context: Conceptual and Ethical Considerations," Differential Privacy Symposium, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, November 2016.
"Metadata in Context - An Ontological and Normative Analysis of the NSA's Bulk Telephony Metadata Collection Program" (with Paula Kift), NSA Bulk Metadata Collection: Evaluating Privacy Through the Lens of Contextual Integrity, Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, November 2016.
"Origin Privacy" (with Anupam Datta and Michael Tschantz), Brandeis PI Meeting, Woburn, MA, October 2016.
"Privacy in Small Data Systems," Conference on Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things, Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, October 2016.
"Can Data Use Regulation Replace Privacy in a Free Society?" Docile Individuals? Privacy, Community, and the State, Interdisciplinary Conference at Columbia University, October 2016.
"Contextual Integrity, or Why We Should Care About Privacy Even If You Don't," Facebook Speaker Series, Menlo Park, CA, August 2016.
"Contextual Integrity in Practice," First Interdisciplinary Summer School on Privacy (ISP 2016), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, July 2016.
"Privacy at the Intersection of Ethics and Technology," Keynote Lecture, Munich Center for Internet Research (MCIR), July 2016.
"Fixing FOIA? Technology and the Future of Open Government," Panel Participant, FOIA@50, Columbia Journalism School, June 2016.
"Privacy of Public Data" (with Kirsten Martin), Privacy Law Scholars Conference, George Washington University, June 2016.
"John Mitchell, Contextual Integrity, and the Meaning of Life," Workshop on Computer Security, Logic, and Programming Languages in Honor of John Mitchell's 60th Birthday, Stanford University, May 2016.
"Must Privacy Give Way to Use Regulation," Cybersecurity Speaker Series, Watson Institute, Brown University, March 2016.
"(Non)content and its (Dis)contents: When Metadata Speaks," (with Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Paula Kift and Katherine Strandburg) Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference, New York Law School, March 2016.
"Must Privacy Give Way to Use Regulation," Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, Faculty Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, February 2016.
"Big Data's End Run Around Anonymity and Consent," Intellectual Property and Information Law Colloquium, Cardozo Law School, February 2016.
"Big Data's End Run Around Anonymity and Consent: Blow to Privacy or New Beginnings," Data Science Institute, University of Virginia, February 2016.
"Data Obfuscation for Resistance and Protest," 2015-16 Mellon Sawyer Seminar, UC Davis, November 2015.
"Big Data's End Run Around Anonymity and Consent: Blow to Privacy, or New Beginnings," Keynote Lecture, Amsterdam Privacy Week, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2015.
"Values at Play in Technical Systems: Privacy and Security," Women's Institute in Summer Enrichment, UC Berkeley, June 2015.
"Elements of Contextual Integrity Guiding the Empirical Study of Privacy," Kings College London, June 2015.
"Big Data's End Run Around Anonymity and Consent," MacData Colloquium, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, May 2015.
"Privacy as Contextual Integrity: Bridging Ethics and Technology," InfoSci Colloquium, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., May 2015.
"Respect for Context as a Privacy Benchmark: What it is and isn't," CITP Luncheon Speaker Series, Princeton University, N.J., April 2015.
"Big Data's End Run Around Anonymity and Consent," Privacy in a Data Collection Society Conference, Loyola University, Chicago I.L., April 2015.
"Big Data's End Run Around Anonymity and Consent," Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Committee on Science, Technology and Law, National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, Irvine, C.A., March 2015.
"Contextual Integrity and Values in Design," Privacy by Design State of Research and Practice Workshop, Computing Community Consortium (CCC), Berkeley, C.A., February 2015.
"What Privacy Means Online," Lecture Series, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Muizenberg, South Africa, January 2015.
"Big Data's End Run Around Anonymity and Consent," Invited session, APA Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, P.A., December 2014.
"Privacy as Contextual Integrity," Keynote, IRISS Demosec: Democracy and Security Final Event, Brussels, Belgium, October 2014.
"Resisting Data's Tyranny with Obfuscation," Colloquium, MIT Comparative Media Studies, Cambridge, October 2014
"Respect for Context as Privacy Benchmark: What it is and isn't," Lecture series, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., August 2014
"Obfuscation as Transgressive Practice against Data Tyranny," Keynote, Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Conference, The New School for Social Research, April 2014
"Disclosure and Notice Practices in Private Data Collection," Data Privacy & Transparency in Private and Government Data Collection symposium, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, April 2014
"Respect for Context as a Privacy Benchmark: What it is, and isn't," Keynote, European Union Joint Research Center Workshop on Emerging ICT for Citizen Veillance, Ispra, Italy, March 2014
"Big Data's End Run around Anonymity and Consent," Berman Institute of Bioethics, Individualized Health Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, February 2014
"Privacy as Contextual Integrity," Institute for Public Values in Policy and Science, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, February 2014
"Obfuscation as Resistance to the Tyranny of Data," New Media Salon, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 2013
"A Contextual Approach to Privacy: Theory and Application," Computer Science Department, Weizmann Institute, Israel, December 2013
"Obfuscation as Resistance to the Tyranny of Data," Departmental Seminar, Communication and Journalism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 2013
"Online Court Records Project," Presentation to the Engelard Committee of the Minister of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel, November 2013
"DIY Privacy with Obfuscation," IBM R&D Labs Information Privacy Seminar, Haifa, Israel, October 2013
"Respect for Context as a Privacy Benchmark: What it is, and isn't," Fondation Télécom Seminar on The Futures of Privacy, Paris, October, 2013
"A Contextual Approach to Privacy: Theory and Application," Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris, October 2013
"DIY Privacy with Obfuscation," PRISM Breakup, Eyebeam Artt + Technology Center, New York, October 2013
"Contextual Integrity: Theory and Applications," Intel Workshop on Privacy and Accountability, Hillsboro, August 2013
"DIY Privacy with Obfuscation," HotPETS 2013 Keynote Lecture, Bloomington, IN, June 2013
"Contextual Integrity and Applications," Workshop on Privacy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, May 2013
"Respect for Context Online: What it is and isn't," Conference on Information Ethics and Politics, University of Washington, Seattle, April 2013
"DIY Privacy with Obfuscation," Surveillance Studies Seminar, Queen's University, Ontario, March 2013
"The (Privacy) Trouble with MOOCs," Brockington Lecture, Queen's University, Ontario, March 2013
"The (Privacy) Trouble with MOOCs," Media, Technology, and Society Series, Northwestern University, Chicago, March 2013
"DIY Privacy with Obfuscation," The Technology of Privacy Conference, Silicone Flatirons Center, The University of Colorado, Boulder, January 2013
"Values-at-Play in Technology Design," Public Lecture, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, November 2012
"What Privacy Protects Online," Colloquium, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, November 2012
"Contextual Integrity Confronts MOOCs," Symposium on Digital Ethics, Loyola University, Chicago, November 2012
"Respect for Contexts: What it is and what it isn't," Keynote Lecture, Amsterdam Privacy Conference, October 2012
"What Privacy Protects Online," Keynote Lecture, Amsterdam Privacy Conference, October 2012
"Are Informational Norms Useful in Audit?" SHARPS/OHIT Workshop on Audit & HIE, Chicago, August 2012
"Privacy in Context Online," Alcatel-Lucent Research Colloquium, Paris, June 2012
"Technology, Law, and Democratic Legitimacy," Keynote Lecture, Digital Enlightenment Forum: Governance in the Digital Society, Luxembourg, June 2012
"Obfuscation: Sacrilege in the data–driven society," Speculative Futures: Critical Perspectives on Risk, Uncertainty, and Security, UC Santa Barbara, May 2012
"Respect for Context in Privacy Online," Liberation Technology Program Colloquium, Stanford University, March 2012
"Privacy: Computing, IT, Digital Media," NITRD Symposium, Washington DC, February 2012
"A Contextual Approach to Privacy Online," I3P Consortium Meeting, New York City, February 2012
"A Contextual Approach to Privacy Online," Communications Colloquium, Columbia University, December 2011
"A Contextual Approach to Privacy Online," The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Briefing on New Models for Internet Privacy and Security, Washington DC, November 2011
"Privacy and Open Justice," 8th Conference on Privacy and Public Access to Court Records, William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, November 2011
"At What Cost?: The Privacy Issues that Must Be Considered in a Digital World," The Futures of Entertainment Conference, MIT Program in Comparative Media Studies, November 2011
"Obfuscation: Science, Politics, and Ethics of a Vernacular Response to Privacy Threats," Distinguished Lecture Series, Computer Science Department, University of Illinois, Chicago, October 2011
"A Contextual Approach to Privacy Online," Google, Mountain View, August 2011
"At What Cost?: The Privacy Issues that Must Be Considered in a Digital World," The Futures of Entertainment Conference, MIT Program in Comparative Media Studies, November 2011
"Sustaining both Privacy and Open Justice in the Transition from Local to Online Access to Court Records: A Multidisciplinary Inquiry," (with Amanda Conley, Anupam Datta, and Divya Sharma) Privacy Law Scholars Conference, Berkeley, June 2011
"Contextual Integrity: A Theory of Privacy and its Value," Center for Integrated Business Research and Education, Oakland University, March 2011
"Why Privacy Online is Different, and Why it Isn't," CIS Speaker Series, Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, Stanford Law School, March 2011
"From Preemption to Circumvention: If Technology Regulates Why Do We Need Regulation (and Vice Versa)?" David E. Nelson Keynote, Technology and Regulation Symposium, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, UC Berkeley, March 2011
"Why Privacy Online is Different and Why It Isn't," Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy Law, Centre for Law, Technology and Society, University of Ottawa, February 2011
"Privacy Online: What We Can Learn from the Fourth Amendment," Symposium on Privacy Jurisprudence as an Instrument of Social Change," University of Pennsylvania Law School, January 2011
"Does Privacy in Context Endorse Moral Relativism?" 2010 Uehiro/Carnegie/Oxford Conference, University of Oxford, December 2010
"Privacy Challenges of Patient-Centric Health Information Systems" (with A. Datta, N. Dave, J. Mitchell, and D. Sharma), HealthSec Workshop, Washington DC, August 2010
"Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy and the Integrity of Social Life," Haifa University Law School, Israel, June 2010
"What's Wrong with Online Behavioral Advertising," Joint Colloquium of the Philosophy Department and Digital Humanities Center, Dartmouth, May 2010
"Values in Design: Adnostic and TrackMeNot," Information Trust Institute Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, March 15, 2010
"The Ethics of Ethnographic Research in Public Places," Ethics Center Colloquium: Outreach, Consultation and Survival in Economic Hard Times, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Indiana University, Cincinnati, OH, March 4-7, 2010
"A PAIT Case Study: Online Behavioral Advertising & Contextual Integrity," PAIT Workshop: Ethical Guidance for Research and Application of Pervasive and Autonomous Information Technology, Indiana University Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 3-4, 2010
"Liberating Legal Information: The Law.gov Movement," Invited panelist (with Carl Malamud and Nicholas Bramble), New York Law School, February 2010
"Defining Transparency," Invited Panelist, Workshop on Open Government: Defining, Designing, and Sustaining Transparency, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University, January 2010
"Privacy, Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life," Keynote, HUGO Symposium on Genomics and Ethics, Law and Society: Sequencing of Individual Genomics: Impact on Society and Ethics, Geneva, Switzerland, November 1-3, 2009
"Confidentiality and Contextual Integrity," NSF Workshop on Confidential Data Collection for Innovation Analysis in Organizations, Redmond, WA, September 9-10, 2009
"Privacy in Context," US France Young Engineering Scientist Symposium, US-NSF and Office of Science and Technology (France), Washington DC, July 2009
"What's Wrong with Behavioral Advertising?" 8th International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Inquiry, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, June 2009
"Respecting Privacy: Risk/Benefit versus Privacy," Data Risk Workshop, NYU Stern Center for Digital Economy Research and IBM Research, New York, April 2009
"Privacy, Technology, and the Integrity of Social Life," Conference on Privacy Rights and Wrongs: Balancing Moral Priorities for the 21st Century, Center for Ethics Education at Fordham University, April 2009
"Terms of Service: A Play in One Act," Symposium on Information Intermediaries in the Information Society, Center on Law and Information Policy, March 27, 2009 (download pdf)
"Values at Play in Digital Games and TrackMeNot," Colloquium of the Information Science Program, Cornell University, February 2009
"Privacy and the Integrity of Social Life," Conference on The Right to Privacy and Individual Liberties - from Ancient Times to the Cyberspace Age, Institute for American and Talmudic Law, January 2009
Gaia Bernstein, 2005, NYU Law School, Dissertation Committee
Azi Lev-On, 2005, NYU Department of Politics , Dissertation Committee
Bilge Yesil, 2005, NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication, Dissertation Committee
Michael Zimmer, 2008, NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication, Dissertation Committee Chair
Joseph Reagle, 2008, NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication, Dissertation Committee Chair
Daniel Howe, 2009, NYU Department of Computer Science, Dissertation Committee
Alice Marwick, 2010, NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication, Dissertation Committee
Manuel Arriaga 2010, NYU Stern School of Business, Dissertation Committee
Travis Hall 2013, NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication, Chair, Dissertation Committee
Matthew Tierney 2013, NYU Department of Computer Science, NYU Dissertation Committee
Ian Spiro 2013, NYU Department of Computer Science, Dissertation Committee
Solon Barocas 2014, NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication, Chair, Dissertation Committee
Kyle Rentschler (in process), NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication, Chair, Dissertation Committee
Luke Stark (in process), NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication, Chair, Dissertation Committee
Paula Kift (in process) NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication, Chair, Dissertation Committee