Academic Appointments

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, 2014-Present

Professor of Law

  • Founding Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology, 2015-Present

  • Founder & Director, Institute for CyberSafety, 2015-Present

  • Director, London Study Abroad Program, 2017-Present

  • Teaching Responsibilities: Torts, Information Privacy, Constitutional Law, International Data Privacy Law, Internet Law, Intellectual Property, Technology for Lawyers

  • School Service: Appointments Committee (2017-Present), Admissions Committee (2014-Present), First Year Section Leader (Fall Term 2015, Fall Term 2017, Fall Term 2018), Adjunct Faculty Committee (2014-2015)

Associate Professor of Law, 2014-2018

Associate Director, Institute for Information Law and Policy, 2013-2014

Adjunct Professor of Law, 2012-2014

Fordham University School of Law, 2017-Present

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • Teaching Responsibilities: Information Privacy Law

Hebrew University, Faculty of Law, Summer 2016

Visiting Professor of Law

  • Teaching Responsibilities: Information Privacy Law and Policy

Brooklyn Law School, 2012-2013

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • Teaching Responsibilities: Information Privacy Law

California Western School of Law, 2010-2012

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

  • Teaching Responsibilities: Internet Law, Sexuality and the Law


Education

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2015
Sociology

Dissertation: Privacy as Trust: Sharing Personal Information in a Networked World
Commencement Address (in recognition of outstanding dissertation): “The Importance of a Liberal Arts Education”

M.A., Columbia University, 2013
Sociology

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2005

Senior Editor, Journal of Law and Public Policy
Research Assistant to Professor Paul Weiler
Teaching Fellow to Professors Michael Sandel, Paul Horwitz, Lawrence Summers

B.A., Harvard College, 2002
Magna cum laude, in History

Phi Beta Kappa
Senior Thesis: Horace Kallen and Morris Cohen: Intellectual History in New York
Marshall & Jacqui Kates Scholar
John Harvard Scholar
Charles Warren Fellow


Honors & Awards for Scholarship

Privacy Papers for Policymakers, 2019 (for Designing Without Privacy). Awarded by the Future of Privacy Forum to 5 of the best works of scholarship in privacy worldwide annually.

PROSE Award, Finalist, 2019 (for Privacy As Trust). Competitive academic publishing industry award for scholarly monograph in “Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology.”

Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy, 2018 (for Safe Social Spaces). Awarded to 1 privacy scholar worldwide annually.

Best Paper Award, Privacy Law Scholars Conference, 2017 (for Designing Without Privacy). Awarded to 1 or 2 for best scholarship in privacy annually.

Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award, 2016 (for Privacy As Trust). Competitive internal honor for best piece of scholarship annually.

New York Law Journal Rising Star Award, 2016. Competitive regional honor for lawyers with impact in the community.

Outstanding Dissertation, 2015 (for PhD dissertation). Awarded by faculty committee before Convocation.


Books

Privacy and Power
(Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2021))

Privacy as Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age
(Cambridge University Press 2018)

*PROSE Award Finalist
*Law & Society Association Herbert Jacob Book Prize Finalist (winner announced Aug. 10, 2019)
*American Sociological Association Robert K. Merton Book Award Finalist (winner announced Aug. 10, 2019)


Published and Forthcoming Articles

Privacy & Priming: How Online Trust Cues Affect Consumer Intentions and Information Disclosure (with James A. Mourey) (under submission) (peer reviewed)

Privacy Law’s False Promise, 97 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW __ (forthcoming 2020)

Algorithmic Legitimacy, 88 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW __ (forthcoming 2020)

Interpreting Article 25 of the GDPR, 52 CORNELL INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL __ (forthcoming 2019)

Privacy’s Law of Design, 9 U.C. IRVINE LAW REVIEW__ (forthcoming 2019)

Safe Social Spaces, 96 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW __ (forthcoming 2019)

Law, Privacy, and Online Dating: “Revenge Porn” in Gay Online Communities, 44 LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY __ (forthcoming 2019) (peer reviewed)

*Honored as the Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Designing Without Privacy, 55 HOUSTON LAW REVIEW 659 (2018)

*Winner of the 2019 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award
*Winner of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Award for Best Paper at the 2017 Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC)
*Finalist for the American Sociological Association 2019 Star-Nelkin Paper Award (winner announced Aug. 10, 2019)

A Statistical Analysis of Privacy Policy Design, 93 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW ONLINE 159 (2018)

The Marketplace of Fake News, 20 PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 845 (2018)

Are Anti-Bullying Laws Effective?, 103 CORNELL LAW REVIEW ONLINE 135 (2018)

Privacy, Notice, and Design, 21 STANFORD TECHNOLOGY LAW REVIEW 74 (2018)

A Breach of Trust: Fighting “Revenge Porn”, 102 IOWA LAW REVIEW 709 (2017)

Trust: A Model for Disclosure in Patent Law, 92 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 557 (2017)

Triggering Tinker: Student Speech in the Age of Cyberharassment, 71 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW REVIEW 427 (2017)

Privacy, Sharing, and Trust: The Facebook Study, 67 CASE WESTERN RESERVE LAW REVIEW 193 (2016)

Manipulating Trust on Facebook, 29 LOY. CONSUMER L. REV. 175 (2016)

Amplifying Abuse: The Fusion of Cyberharassment and Discrimination, BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW ANNEX (Oct. 2015)

Privacy As Trust: Sharing Personal Information in a Networked World, 69 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW REVIEW 559 (2015)

*Winner of the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award, 2016

Marriage Rights and the Good Life, 64 HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL 739 (2013)

All Those Like You: Identity, Aggression, and Student Speech, 77 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 563 (2013)

Tormented: Anti-Gay Bullying in Schools, 84 TEMPLE LAW REVIEW 385 (2012)


Book Reviews & Legal Essays

Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age, by Tania G. Levey, 125 AM. J. SOC. __ (forthcoming 2019).

Images of Harassment: Copyright and Revenge Porn, 23 FED. B. C. Q. 15 (Sept./Oct./Nov. 2015).

The Freedom to Marry: Politics and Law in 2014 and Beyond, 40 HUMAN RIGHTS 22 (2014).

Military Justice is Alive and Well: A Response to Dr. William J. Gregor, XLI PARAMETERS 124 (2011).


Book Chapters

Trust: Privacy in the Digital Age, in DIGITIZATION AND THE LAW (Eric Hilgendorf ed. (2018)).

Privacy as Trust: Sharing Personal Information in a Networked World, in CULTURES OF PRIVACY (Barbel Harju ed. 2016).

Presumptive Criminals: HIV-Related Aggravated Assaults, in HANDBOOK OF LGBT COMMUNITIES, CRIME, AND JUSTICE (Dana Peterson & Venessa R. Panfil eds. 2014).


Op-Eds

Harasser-in-Chief: Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Need Angry Young Men. They’re Using Gamergate Culture to Get Them, QUARTZ (Feb. 3, 2017).

Cybermobs Multiply Online Threats and Their Dangers, NEW YORK TIMES (Aug. 3, 2016).

The Dangers of Online Anonymity, FORWARD (October 2016).

For Tyler, How One Man is Taking On Cyberbullies, ADVOCATE (Oct. 8, 2015).

Ending the Cyberbullying Epidemic Five Years After Tyler Clementi’s Suicide (with Jane Clementi), NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (Oct. 1, 2015 2:48 PM).

The Case for Uber Data Sharing, GOTHAM GAZETTE (Nov. 19, 2014).

When Gays Hold Hands, FOURTWONINE MAGAZINE (Mar. 2014), at 54.

Governor Should Sign Bill to Include Gays in School Social Studies, SACRAMENTO BEE (July 13, 2011), at 13a.

The Death of a Rutgers Student Cries Out for a Legal Remedy That Our Criminal Justice System Simply Does Not Provide, THE DAILY JOURNAL (Oct. 11, 2010), at 1.


Policy

Co-author (with Margot Kaminski and Ira Rubinstein), Comments, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, “Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy” (Nov. 9, 2018)

United States House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Testimony on “The State of Intellectual Freedom in America” (Sept. 27, 2018)

United States House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Testimony on “Filtering Practices of Social Media Platforms” (April 26, 2018)

Policy Adviser, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) (on privacy legislation)

Policy Adviser, Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) (on intermediary liability)

Policy Adviser, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass) (on cyberharassment policy)

Adviser, Privacy (a play on digital privacy at the Public Theater in NYC, which included a character named “Professor Ari Waldman”)

Data and Tech Advisory Group, Taxi & Limousine Commission, New York City (2015-Present)

Consultant, Lambda Legal on bullying/cyberharassment/student speech issues (2010-2017)

California State Assembly, “Bullying of LGBT Students and the FAIR Education Act” (2011)

Hawai’I State House of Representatives, “John/Jane Doe Filings and Online Harassment” (2011)


Grants

For the Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop ($5000/year, from Microsoft, 2017-Present)

For research related to cyberharassment and the Institute for CyberSafety ($25,000, from the Tyler Clementi Foundation, 2016)

For the Institute for CyberSafety ($35,000, from AT&T, 2015)


Institution Building

Innovation Center for Law and Technology, Founding Director

Institute for CyberSafety (academic program conducting research on online harassment)

Cyberharassment Clinic (first and only law school clinic providing free counsel to victims of online harassment, revenge porn)

Technology for Lawyers Working Group (exposing law students to important, pervasive technologies and discussing legal implications)

Privacy Professionals Program (training law students to take the IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professionals exam and become privacy professionals after graduation)

TechJustice Initiative (addressing technology and social justice issues, including implicit bias in machine learning, discrimination in AI, etc.)

Privacy Talks (academic and practitioner speaker series on privacy)

Mentorship Initiative (pairing students with one recent graduate and one senior alum in their chosen field)

Data Privacy Project (focus of student and faculty research in privacy)

Clinical opportunities (Cyberharassment Clinic, PTO Trademark Clinic, PTO Patent Clinic)

London Study Abroad Program, Director

• Strategic Partnerships with the Bingham Center for the Rule of Law

• New Course Offerings, including Privacy and Cybercrime, International Intellectual Property, International Human Rights, and Speech and Expression Law

• Prioritized diversity among faculty and students


Conferences (as Host/Organizer/Founder)

Second Annual Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop (Nov. 9, 2018) (co-Founder with Joel Reidenberg)

Eighth Internet Law Works-in-Progress (Mar. 26, 2018)

First Annual Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop (Oct. 20, 2017) (co-Founder with Joel Reidenberg)

Sixth Internet Law Works-in-Progress (Mar. 5, 2016)

Internet Safety Conference (Oct. 3-4, 2015) (Founder)


Selected Presentations, Lectures, and Talks

On Privacy Law’s False Promise:

- University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law (Feb. 1, 2019)
- Yale Law School, Information Society Project (Jan. 24, 2019)
- New York University School of Law, Privacy Research Group (Sept. 26, 2018)
- Cornell Law School, School of Information Science (Sept. 18, 2018)
- Tel Aviv University School of Law, CyberWeek, Academic Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel (June 18, 2018)

On Privacy’s Law of Design:

- Fordham University School of Law, Faculty Colloquium (Oct. 4, 2018)
- Privacy Law Scholars Conference, George Washington University School of Law, Washington, DC (May 30, 2018)

On Safe Social Spaces:

- Harvard Club of New York City (Nov. 6, 2018)
- Washington University School of Law (Sept. 14, 2018) (also conference host)
- Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Feb. 21, 2018)

On Law, Privacy, and Online Dating:

- National LGBT Bar Association Conference, New York, NY (Aug. 9, 2018)
- National Association of Women Judges Conference, Brooklyn, NY (Apr. 13, 2018)

On Designing With Privacy and Privacy By Design:

- Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) Conference and Policy Forum, Berlin, Germany (June 8, 2018)
- Notre Dame University School of Law, Privacy’s Blueprint Workshop (Apr. 27, 2018)
- University of California, Berkeley (Feb. 12, 2018)
- Privacy Law Scholars Conference Europe, Brussels, Belgium (Jan. 27, 2018)
- 11th International Conference, Computers, Privacy & Data Protection 2018, Brussels, Belgium (Jan. 24, 2018)
- International Association of Privacy Professionals, Privacy. Security. Risk., San Diego, CA (Oct. 18, 2017)
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, Junior Faculty Forum on Law and STEM, Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 6, 2017)
- Privacy+Security Forum, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 5, 2017)
- Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ (Sept. 27, 2017)
- Maurice A. Dean School of Law, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY: Fall 2017 Intellectual Property Colloquium (Sept. 18, 2017)
- St. Johns University School of Law, New York, NY (Sept. 6, 2017)
- Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA (Aug. 8, 2017)
- Privacy Law Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (June 2, 2017)
- Yale Law School, Information Society Project, Ideas Lunch (Oct. 13, 2016)
- IP Scholars’ Roundtable, Sixth Annual, University of New Hampshire School of Law (Oct. 7-8, 2016)

On Privacy As Trust:

- European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Annual Forum, Berlin, Germany (June 7, 2018)
- NeueHouse New York, NY (May 14, 2018)
- Book Release, New York Law School (Apr. 16, 2018)
- University of Wurzburg, Wurzbug, Germany, “Technology and the Law: Challenges of Digitalization” (May 7, 2017)
- American University, Washington College of Law, Law Review Symposium, “Alexa: Are you Listening? Developments and
Challenges in Data Privacy Law” (Apr. 7, 2017)
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Advertising in Digital Media: Disclosures and Transparency in Social Media (March
18, 2016)
- University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Future Frontiers of Online Privacy (Jan. 23, 2016)
- Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference, Santa Clara University School of Law (Mar. 7, 2015)
- Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference, New York Law School (Mar. 8, 2014)

On Network Fake News:

- Seton Hall University School of Law, Artificial Intelligence and the Law Conference (Apr. 20, 2018)
- AALS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (Jan. 6, 2018)
- University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia, PA: Journal of Constitutional Law Symposium, Hate Crimes and Hate Speech: Exploring the First Amendment (Feb. 10, 2017)

On The Metacognitive Experience of Privacy Decision-Making:

- Association of Consumer Research Conference, Dallas, TX (Oct. 11, 2018) (with James Mourey)
- Privacy Law Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (June 1, 2017) (with James A. Mourey)
- Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Behavioral Insights Group, Harvard Privacy and Transparency Workshop (May 15, 2017) (with James Mourey).

On Privacy, Notice, and Design:

- Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Behavioral Insights Group, Harvard Privacy and Transparency Workshop (May 15, 2017)
- Privacy+Security Forum, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 25, 2016)
- TPRC44, Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy, George Mason University School of Law (Oct. 1, 2016)
- Privacy Law Scholars Conference, George Washington School of Law, Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2016)
- Whittier Law School, Distinguished Speaker in Privacy Law Series (March 17, 2016)
- Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference, New York Law School (Mar. 6, 2016)

On Trust: A Model for Disclosure in Patent Law:

- New York University School of Law, Tri-State Region IP Workshop (Jan. 15, 2016)
- Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul University School of Law (Aug. 6, 2015)
- WIPIP, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2015)

On Cyberharassment and LGBTQ Law:

- Internet Safety Conference, New York, NY: How to Represent Victims of Cyberharassment (Oct. 3, 2015)
- National LGBT Bar Association Conference, Chicago, IL: LGBT Privacy and Harassment (Aug. 6, 2015)
- Cardozo Law School, LGBT Law Working Group: Queer Cyberharassment (Oct. 24, 2014)
- Law & Society Conference, Minneapolis, MN: Queer Cyberharassment (June 1, 2013)
- University of Connecticut School of Law, law review-sponsored panel: DOMA at the Supreme Court (Mar. 19, 2013)
- University of Missouri School of Law: “Cyberbullying: Emerging Realities and Legal Challenges”: Group Harm and the Substantial Disruption Standard (Feb. 9, 2012)
- Notre Dame Law School: Effects of Cyberbullying on LGBT Youth (Oct. 3, 2011)
- University of Maryland Law School, Law Review-sponsored talk: Cyberharassment of Gay Teens and the First Amendment (Sept. 15, 2011)
- University of California, Irvine, Southern California Junior Faculty Workshop: The Philosophy of Social Networking and Internet Speech (Oct. 22, 2011)
- National LGBT Bar Association Conference: Anti-Gay Harassment, Free Speech and Non-Legal Responses panel: Overcoming a Cyberbully’s First Amendment Defense (Sept. 9, 2011)
- Law and Society Conference, Perceptions and Effects of Technology Within the Law panel: Tormented: Anti-Gay Bullying in Schools, Quantitative Data (June 4, 2011)

Public Lectures and Talks:

- AtlanticLive, Washington, DC: Protecting Privacy (Sept. 12, 2018)
- JCC of Greater Boston, Jonathan Samen Discussion Series: Cyber Trolls, Death Threats, and the First Amendment (Mar. 15, 2017)
- Tech Innovation & Inclusion Summit, Washington, D.C.: Implicit Bias, Discrimination, and Design (Nov. 17, 2016)
- Bloomberg LP, New York, NY: Cyberharassment and In-House Lawyers: Representing Victims Pro Bono (Oct. 11, 2016)
- Macquarie Group America, New York, NY: Cyberharassment and Corporate Responsibility (July 13, 2016)
- New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice Annual Conference, New York, NY: Privacy by Design Access to Justice (June 23, 2016)
- South by Southwest (SXSW), Online Harassment Summit: To Catch a Troll (Mar. 12, 2016)
- TIAA-CREF, Beyond Marriage Equality: A Talk About Anti-Gay Cyberbullying and the Role of Corporations (Nov. 19, 2014)


Affiliations, Fellowships, and Awards

Scholarly Affiliations:

Yale Law School, Information Society Project

Fellowships:

Cihui Foundation Fellow (Internal, Columbia University)
Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow (competitive Ph.D. fellowship)
Charles Warren Center Fellow (Harvard)

Honors & Awards:

Privacy Papers for Policymakers award, 2019
PROSE Award, Finalist, 2019
Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy, 2018
IAPP Best Paper Award (highest award in privacy law), 2017
Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40, National LGBT Bar Association, 2016
Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award, 2016
New York Law Journal Rising Star, 2016
Point Foundation National Scholar finalist, 2012
Southern California Junior Scholar, 2011


School Service

New York Law School

Founding Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology (2014-Present)
Appointments Committee (2017-Present)
Admissions Committee (2014-Present)
First Year Section Leader (Fall Term 2015, Fall Term 2017, Fall Term 2018)
Adjunct Faculty Committee (2014-2015)

California Western School of Law

Public Interest Committee (2007-2008)


Legal Practice Experience

Winston & Strawn LLP

Senior Associate, IP/Privacy, Appellate & Critical Motions Practice (2008-2010)

Hon. Scott W. Stucky, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Law Clerk (2007-2008)

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Associate, Litigation (copyright and trademark litigation) (2005-2007)


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