HELEN NISSENBAUM
Department of Media, Culture and Communication
New York University, 239 Greene Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003  (212) 998-5251
http://www.nyu.edu/projects/nissenbaum


POSITIONS

New York University 2001 - present
Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication; Computer Science
Associate Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication; Computer Science
Director, 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

Stanford University 1983-1991
Assistant Director, Symbolic Systems Program, 1985-1991
Postdoctoral Research Affiliate, Center for the Study of Language & Information, 1983-1985
 


VISITING POSITIONS

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Fall 2013
Lady Davis Fellow, Department of Communication and Journalism

University of Pennsylvania Fall 2012
Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School for Communication

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 2000-2001, 2008
Visitor, School of Social Sciences, 2008
Member, School of Social Sciences, 2000-2001
 


EDUCATION

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

Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation, EAGER: Values in Design in the Future Internet Architecture – Next Phase, CNS-1355398, awarded January 2014, $299,00

Principle Investigator, Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, NYU site, awarded June 2012, $1,625,000

Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, EAGER: Values in Design in the Future Internet Architecture, CNS/NetS 1058333, September 2010, $300,000

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, United States Department of Homeland Security, "The Politics of Facial Recognition Systems." $60,073

Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: A Workshop on Values in the Design of Information Technology, SES-0352632 June 2004. $32,291

Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Sensitive Information in a Wired World, Collaborative Research: ITR-0331542 September 2003. $406,000 (Total grant: $12.5 million) [Press Release]

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

M. Flanagan and H. Nissenbaum, Values at Play in Digital Games (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014, in press).

J. Lane, V. Stodden, S. Bender, H. Nissenbaum, (Eds.) Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, in press)

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).
 


SOFTWARE

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.
 


ARTICLES

S. Barocas and H. Nissenbaum (2014) "Big Data’s End Run Around Consent and Anonymity," In Privacy, Big Data and the Public Good (Eds.) Eds. J. Lane, V. Stodden, S. Bender, H. Nissenbaum, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, In 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.

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 BOARDS

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

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, Workshop on Network Design and Societal Values, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, September 2008

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

Co-director, NSF Graduate Workshop on Values in Design, August 2006 and 2008

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

Co-Chair, User Opt-in Working Group, GENI, 2008-present

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

Workshop Director, 2002. Cross-disciplinary Workshop on Public Design, Information Law Institute. New York University School of Law

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

Member, APA Committee on Philosophy and Computing

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, Sub-Commission on the Ethics of the Information Society, UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST)

Member, ACM Committee on Licensing of Software Engineers

Research Fellow, Programme in Media Law and Policy, Oxford University

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

Director, Colloquium on Information Technology and Society, Information Law Institute of the NYU School of Law, 2000-present

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 Technology Steering Committee, 2004-06

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

"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

"Why Privacy Online is Different, and Why it Isn't," CSLS Speaker Series, Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley School of Law, 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

"Innovating Against the Grain: The Case of Adnostic," Panel presentation, Privacy and Innovation Symposium, Information Society Project, Yale Law School, October 2010

"Understanding Privacy in Context: A Discussion at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute," Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Security and Privacy Workshop, NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, October 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

"Contextual Integrity and Applications," Keynote Lecture, Workshop on Security and Privacy, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, May 2010

"What's Wrong with Online Behavioral Advertising," Joint Colloquium of the Philosophy Department and Digital Humanities Center, Dartmouth, May 2010

"Problems with Notice and Consent for Protecting Privacy Online" (download), INCO-Trust Workshop, NY, 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

"Online Public Access to Court Records and Contextual Integrity," Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, Information Ethics Workshop, University of Pittsburgh, October 10, 2009

"Privads: Targeting Without Tracking," Workshop on Federal Privacy Legislation, New York University School of Law, Information Law Institute, October 2, 2009

"Confidentiality and Contextual Integrity," NSF Workshop on Confidential Data Collection for Innovation Analysis in Organizations, Redmond, WA, September 9-10, 2009

"What's Wrong with Online Behavioral Advertising? Problems and Solutions," First Fridays Research Colloquium, New York University, 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)

"Privacy in Context," Colloquium of the Philosophy Department and Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, March 2009

"Values at Play in Digital Games and TrackMeNot," Colloquium of the Information Science Program, Cornell University, February 2009

"Privacy, Technology and the Integrity of Social Life," Paduano Seminar in Business Ethics, Stern School of Business, NYU, 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


Ph.D. Dissertations

Gaia Bernstein, 2005, NYU Law School, Dissertation Committee
Azi Lev-On, 2005, NYU Politics Department, 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 Computer Science Department, Dissertation Committee
Ian Spiro 2013 NYU Computer Science Department, Dissertation Committee
Solon Barocas (in process), NYU Department Media, Culture & Communication, Chair, Dissertation Committee
Kyle Rentschler (in process), NYU Department Media, Culture & Communication, Chair, Dissertation Committee



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