Scholarship

 

Books

 

Ctrl+Z: The Right to be Forgotten (NYU Press 2016).

 

Cookies and the Story of Digital Consent, Consumer Privacy, and Transatlantic Computing (in progress).

Journal Articles, Law Reviews, & Conference Proceedings

Peer-reviewed - or otherwise refereed - unless noted. Updated versions of some articles can be found on SSRN.

Practicing Privacy on Other Networks: Identification Protocols, Standards, and Strategies Before Cookies, in progress (with Kevin Ackermann.

An Americans Guide to GDPR, in progress (with Margot Kaminski).

A Sporting Chance: Robot Referees and the Automation of Enforcement, under review (with Karen Levy).

Cookies: A Legacy of Controversy, Internet Histories, Special Issue on Legacy Systems (forthcoming 2020).

Comparing Consent to Cookies: A Case for Protecting Non-Use, Cornell International Law Journal (forthcoming 2020, with Jenny Lee).

The Development of Consent to Computing, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Special Issue on Governance (forthcoming 2019).

Analyzing the Legal Roots and Moral Core of Digital Consent, New Media & Society 21(8), 1804–1823 (2019, with Elizabeth Edenberg).

Comparative Ethics of Computing Without Consent, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technology in Society (ISTAS) Proceedings.

 

Does Technology Drive Law? The Dilemma of Technological Exceptionalism in Cyberlaw, 2018: 2 Journal of Law, Technology & Policy 249-284 (Fall 2018).

 

Do Americans Want a Right to be Forgotten? Estimating Public Support for Digital Erasure Legislation, 10: 3 The Internet & Politics, forthcoming 244-263 (with Leticia Bode, 2018).

AI and the Ethics of Automating Consent, 16: 3 IEEE Security & Privacy (with Elizabeth Edenberg and Ellen Kaufman, 64-72 (2018).

 

Silencing Bad Bots: Global Legal and Ethical Questions for Mean Machine Communication, 23 Communication Law & Policy 159 (2018).

 

A Right to a Human in the Loop: Political Constructions of Computer Automation & Personhood, 47 Social Studies of Science 216 (2017).

 

Ready to Forget: American Attitudes toward the Right to be Forgotten, 33 The Information Society 76-85 (with Leticia Bode, 2017).

 

Your New Best Frenemy: Hello Barbie and Privacy Without Screens, 2 Engaging Science, Technology, & Society 242 (2016).

 

Can (and Should) Hello Barbie Keep a Secret?, IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology (with Kevin Meurer, 2016).

 

Forgetting Made (Too) Easy, 58 Communications of the ACM 34 (June 2015).

 

Privacy Without Screens & the Internet of Other People's Things, 51 Idaho Law Review 639 (2015).

 

The Ironies of Automation Law: Tying Policy Knots with Fair Automation Practices Principles, 18:1 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law 77 (2015).

 

Users or Students? Privacy in University MOOCs, 22(5) Science and Engineering Ethics 1473-1496 (with Lucas Regner, 2015).

 

Lessons from the Avalanche of Numbers: Big Data in Historical Context, 11:2 I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 201 (2015).

 

When Robots Lie: A Comparison of Auto-Defamation Law, in Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2014) (with Ben Ambrose).

 

Speaking of Forgetting: Analysis of Possible Non-EU Responses to the Right to be Forgotten and Speech Exception, 38 Telecommunications Policy 800 (2014).

 

The Law & the Loop, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology in conjunction with Technology and Society (2014).

 

It’s About Time: Privacy, Information Lifecycles, and the Right to be Forgotten, 16 Stanford Technology Law Review 369 (2013) (abbreviated version published as A Digital Dark Age and the Right to be Forgotten, 17:3 Journal of Internet Law 1 (2013).

 

The Right to be Forgotten Across the Pond, Journal of Information Policy, Vol. 3 (2012), 1-23 (with Jef Ausloos).

 

Seeking Digital Redemption: The Future of Forgiveness in the Internet Age, 29 Santa Clara Journal of Computers and High Technology Law 99 (2012) (with Nicole Friess & Jill Van Matre).

 

You Are What Google Says You Are: The Right to be Forgotten and Information Stewardship, 17 International Review of Information Ethics (July 2012).

 
Book Chapters & Other Publications

 

Surveillance Capitalism Online: Cookies, Notice & Choice, and Web Privacy, in Surveillance Capitalism in America: From Slavery to Social Media (forthcoming, 2020).

Robots and Socio-Ethical Implications (guest co-editor), Special Issue: IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (with Katina Michael, Diana Bowman, & Ramona Pringle, 2018). 

 

The Internet of Other People’s Things, in Privacy in Public Spaces (2017).

 

Hacking Metaphors in the Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technology: The Case of Regulating Robots, in The Oxford Handbook of Law and Technology (with Jason Millar, 2017).

 

Two Years After the Right to be Forgotten: The Internet Still Works but is it Still Global?, New Scientist (May 2016).

 

From the Avalanche of Numbers to Big Data: A Comparative Historical Perspective on Data Protection in Transition, in the Digital Enlightenment Foundation Yearbook (2014).

 

Timing the Right to be Forgotten, in Reloading Data Protection: The Global Perspective (with Paulan Korenhof, Jef Ausloos, Ivan Szekely, Gionanni Sartor, & Ronald Leenes, 2014).

 

Must be 13 to Play: Addressing Children Participating in Networked Games (Foundations of Digital Games 2014 poster, with Kara A. Behnke and John K. Bennett).

 
Conference Presentations, Invited Talks, & Organized Panels

 

PLSC Europe (Oct 25, 2019)

     An Americans Guide to GDPR (presented by co-author Margot Kaminski)

World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School event on Redesigning Consent for Better Data Protection

     Global Perspectives on Notice and Consent: Where are we now? (panelist)

University of Colorado School of Law Silicon Flatirons Center event on The Near Future of U.S. Privacy Law (Sep 6, 2019)

     The Future of Federal Privacy Law (panelist)

Decoding Europe: The 9th Tensions of Europe conference

     New Digital Narratives

VUB Privacy Summer School

     American data privacy - background and update

     VUB Author Talk with Jef Ausloos on his dissertation (panelist)

The Web that Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections

      Moral Magic Cookies

Annual Michigan Meeting at University of Michigan: Living a Digital Life (May 9-10, 2019)

     Speculation/Memory (panelist)

University of Colorado School of Law Silicon Flatirons Center event on Explainable Artificial Intelligence: Can We Hold Machines Accountable? (May 3, 2019)

     Comparative Legal Approaches to Explainability (panelist)

Cornell International Law Journal Symposium on Law’s New Frontier ­­– Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Online Expression (Mar 14-15, 2019)

     Comparing Consent to Cookies

IEEE International Symposium on Technology in Society (ISTAS, Nov 13-14, 2018)

    How should engineering professionals respond to the rapid deployment of AI in our society? (with Simson Garfinkel)

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting (Oct 11-14, 2018)
     Panel organizer: Legal Histories of Technology I & II

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting (Oct11-14, 2018)
     The Development of Consent to Computing

Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) Sept 21-23 (2018)

     The Legal Roots and Moral Core of Digital Consent

Privacy Law Scholars Conference-Europe 2018 (Jan 27, 2018)

     Digital Consent and the Re-Globalization of the Internet (with Elizabeth Edenberg)

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting (Oct 25-27, 2017)
     Panel organizer (with Gerardo Con Diaz) Governance in the History of Information Technology: Law, Policy and Regulation

 

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting (Oct 25-27, 2017)
     A Right to a Human in the Loop: A Comparative Legal History of Automated Decision-Making and Personhood from Data Banks to

     Algorithms

 

Inaugural Law and STEM Young Scholars Forum (Oct 6-7, 2017)

   Does Technology Drive Law? The Dilemma of Technological Exceptionalism in Cyberlaw

 

University of Michigan School of Law Symposium: International Perspectives on Privacy and Free Expression (Sept 22, 2017)

   Comparative Legal Notions of Computing and Consent

 

Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) annual conference (Aug 31, 2017)

    A Sporting Chance: Robot Referees and the Automation of Enforcement, in progress (with Karen Levy).

 

Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) annual conference (Sept 1, 2017)

    Panel series organizer (with Katie Shilton): Sociotechnical Approaches to Privacy and Data Protection 

 

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference (Aug 9, 2017)

    The Right to be Forgotten and Other People's Privacy

 

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference (Aug 9, 2017)

    AI: Ethics, Law, and Policy Landscape 

 

KU Leuven Center for IT & IP Law Seminar (July 4, 2017)

   Article 22 and a Lack Thereof

 

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Brussels Privacy Hub Lunch Seminar (July 3, 2017)

   Article 22 and a Lack Thereof

 

Vrije Universiteit Brussel European Data Protection Law Summer School (June 30, 2017)

   Introduction to US Privacy Law

 

International Communication Association (May 25-28, 2017)
   Preconference: Communicating with Machine
   Bad Bots and the Ethics of Silencing Mean Machines
 

Information Ethics Roundtable (April 21-22, 2017)

   Bad Bots: A Comparative Analysis of Mean Machine Communication

 

We Robot (Mar 31-Apr 1, 2017)

   Sporting Chance: Robot Referees and the Automation of Enforcement (with Karen Levy)

 

University of Michigan STS Speakers Series (Feb 20, 2017)

   Ctrl+Z: The Right to be Forgotten

 

Computer Privacy & Data Protection Conference (Jan 25-27, 2017)

   Article 22 and a Lack Thereof

 

University of Colorado Silicon Flatirons The Future of Advertising & Privacy (Dec 2, 2016)

   The Future of Advertising Law & Policy

 

Digital Ethics Symposium Loyola University (Nov 4, 2016)

   Ethics & the Right to be Forgotten

 

Collaboration as Big Data Ethics (Sept 29, 2016)

   Privacy After Screens

 

Privacy Law Scholars Conference (June 2-3, 2016)

   Another Shot at Technological Exceptionalism: Legal Constructions of Novelty from Brownies to Drones

 

University of Maryland Carey School of Law Bulk Data Collection Symposium (Apr 1, 2016)

   Deleting Data

 

New York Law School Internet Law Works in Progress (Mar 5, 2016)

   Comparing Cyberconstitutionalism

 

Data & Society (Mar 3, 2016)

    Comparing Cyberconstitutionalism

 

Washington College of Law IP Brief Symposium (Feb 18, 2016)

   Who Owns Your Content? (panelist)

 

University of Maryland Department of Communication Colloquium (Feb 5, 2016)

   When Technology Breaks the Rules: Investigating Law + Tech + Society Issues

 

State of the Net (Jan 25, 2016)

   The Collapse of the EU Safe Harbor: Assessing the Damage and Exploring Solutions (panelist)

 

Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) annual conference (Nov 11-14, 2015)

   The Man/Machine in the Middle: Databases, PCs, Intermediaries, & Personhood

 

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) annual meeting (Nov 6-10, 2015)

   The Right to be Forgotten (panel organizer and moderator)

 

Amsterdam Privacy Week Privacy Law Scholars Conference (Oct 26, 2015)

   The Man/Machine in the Middle 

 

The Internet Governance Forum USA 2015 (July 16, 2015)

   The Politics of Innovation: Can the Internet Cause Too Much Disruption? (panelist)

 

Third Annual Governance of Emerging Technology, Arizona State University (May 23-26, 2015)

   The Man in the Middle of the Right to be Forgotten

 

Center for Intellectual Property Law Speaker Series, Whittier Law School (Apr 21-22, 2015)

   The Right to be Forgotten

   The Ironies of Automation Law (faculty workshop) 

 

We Robot (Apr 11, 2015) 

   Discussant for Personal Responsibility and Neuroprosthetics by Patrick Moore, Timothy Brown, Jeffrey Herron, Margaret Thompson,

   Tamara Bonaci, Sara Goering, Howard Chizeck

 

Privacy Law in a Data Collection Society, Loyola University Chicago Law (Apr 10, 2015)

   Digital Redemption in the US & EU

 

Privacy in the Age of Pervasive Surveillance, University of Idaho School of Law (Apr 3, 2015)

   Privacy Without Screens

 

CITP Speaker Series, Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy (Mar 10, 2015).

   Digital Ephemera & The Right to be Forgotten

 

Graduate Program in STS, Virginia Tech (Mar 6, 2015)

   International Privacy Policy

 

Algorithms & Accountability, New York University (Feb 28, 2015)

   Ironies of Automation Law

 

Should There be a Right to be Forgotten?, George Washington University (Feb 20, 2015)

   Panelist

 

The US and Europe:  Norms Convergence or Divergence?, Eurasia (Feb 11, 2015)

   The Transatlantic Digital Divide: Oblivion in the US & EU

 

International Law and the Internet: Data Security, Privacy, and Freedom of Speech, University of Minnesota School of Law (Feb 10, 2015)

   Digital Ephemera and Law in the Meantime

 

Federal Communications Bar Association CLE (Jan 26, 2015)

   Connected Cars and other Web-Connected Devices: How Will Your Data Be Protected? (panelist presenter)

 

Association of American Law Schools, Defamation and Privacy and Internet and Computer Law Joint Program (Jan 3, 2015)
   Automated Decision-Making (panelist presenter)

 

When Companies Study Their Customers: The Changing Face of Science, Research, and Ethics (Dec 7, 2014)

    Silicon Flatirons Center, The Changing Nature of Science and Research: The Public and Private Divide (panel moderator)

 

American Society of International Law (Sept 16, 2014)

    Exploring the Right to be Forgotten (panelist)

 

IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (Sept 12, 2014)

    When Robots Lie: A Comparison of Auto-Defamation Law (with Ben Ambrose)

 

Privacy Law Scholars Conference (June 5-6, 2014)

    Lessons from the Avalanche of Numbers: Big data in Historical Context

 

IEEE Ethics (May 23-24, 2014)

    The Law & The Loop

 

We Robot (April 4-5, 2014)

    Regulating the Loop: Ironies of Automation Law

 

Game of Drones, Albany Law School (Mar 20, 2014)

    Drone Loops & Drone Laws

 

George Washington, School of Media & Public Affairs (Feb 27, 2014)

    The Right(s) to be Forgotten: Developments in Digital Oblivion

 

Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (Jan 22-24, 2014)

    Timing the Right to be Forgotten

 

The New Frontiers of Privacy Harm (Jan 17, 2014)

    Silicon Flatirons Center, Measuring Harm and the Risk of Harm (panel moderator)

 

Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference (Oct 11-13)

    Law and Technology of Robotic Negligence (panelist)

 

Telecommunications Research Policy Conference (paper presentation, Sept 27-29, 2013)

   Speaking of Forgetting: Analysis of Possible Non-EU Responses to the Right to be Forgotten and Speech      

    Exception

 

European Commission Joint Research Centre, Workshop “Right to be Forgotten: Ethical

Considerations” (paper presentation, Nov 12-13, 2012)

    The Right to be Forgotten and to Erasure: A Crime Against History or a Necessity in an Age of Insecurity?

 

Telecommunications Research Policy Conference (paper presentation, Sept 20-22, 2012)
    The Right to be Forgotten Across the Pond
 

National Association of Attorneys General Annual Meeting (speaker, June 20, 2012)
    Browser Based Games and COPPA
 

Privacy Laws Scholar Conference (paper presentation, June 7-8, 2012)
    It’s About Time: Privacy, Information Life Cycles, and the Right to be Forgotten
 

Information Ethics Roundtable (paper presentation, April 27-28, 2012)
    You Are What Google Says You Are: The Right to be Forgotten and Information Stewardship
 

SXSW Interactive 2012 (speaker/moderator, March 11-15, 2012)
    Right to be Forgotten: Forgiveness or Censorship?
    Designated core conversation
 

33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (panelist,
Nov 2-3, 2011)
    Is it possible to be forgotten in a digital networked world?