Presented with NYU’s Information Law Institute and the Center for Information and Technology Policy at Princeton University

WHAT: A SPYWARE WORKSHOP Experts from academia, industry, government, and public interest advocacy organizations will examine spyware, computer software that gathers personal information about a user for marketing or other purposes. The panel will address questions about its nature, prevalence, perpetrators, harm, and victims.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, visit To RSVP, the public should contact Nicole Arzt at 212.998.6013 or

“Spyware in Context” 5:00-6:30 p.m. Speaker: Ed Felten, professor of computer science and public affairs, Princeton University

“State of the Problem” 9:00-10:45 a.m. Moderator: Helen Nissenbaum, associate professor, Steinhardt School of Education’s Department of Culture and Communication, and Senior Fellow, NYU’s Information Law Institute
Panelists: Justin Brookman, New York State Office of the Attorney General; Mark Eckenwiler, U.S. Department of Justice; Eileen Harrington, Bureau of Competition Federal Trade Commission; Ari Schwartz, Center for Democracy and Technology

“Motives, Incentives and Causes” 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Moderator: Lucas Introna, professor of organization, technology and ethics, Lancaster University
Panelists: Eric Allred, Microsoft; Markus Jakobsson, associate professor of informatics, Indiana University; Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Tim Wu, professor of law, Columbia University

“Solution Strategies” 2:15-4:00 p.m. Moderator: Harry First, professor of law, NYU School of Law
Panelists: Ben Edelman, Student Fellow, Harvard University; Orin Kerr, associate professor of law, George Washington University; Ira Rubinstein, Senior Corporate Attorney, Microsoft; Ka-Ping Yee, doctoral student, UC Berkeley

WHERE: Furman Hall, Room 212, 245 Sullivan Street New York University School of Law

Members of the media interested in attending should contact Jennifer Zwiebel, 212.998.6797 or

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