Events & Activities:

"Episode 94: Obfuscation"
Reply All Podcast, Gimlet Media
April 12, 2017

International Workshop on Obfuscation: Science, Technology, and Theory
April 7-8, 2017
New York University

"How to 'Obfuscate' Your Identity for Privacy and Protest with Helen Nissenbaum"
WashingTECH Policy Podcast with Joseph Miller, February 21, 2017

Algorithms and Accountability Conference (February 2015) Panel Videos

Responsible Use of Open Data Conference (November 2015) Panel Videos

The Social, Culture & Ethical Dimensions of "Big Data," with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the NYU Information Law Institute and the Data & Society Research Institute.

Symposium on Obfuscation

Governing Algorithms: Conference on Computation, Automation and Control

Workshop on Personal Health Portfolios: Technology, Usability and Policy



Modulated Cities: Networked Spaces, Reconstituted Subjects, Situated Technologies book series.

Privacidad Amenazada.

Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life, Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Academy and the Internet, Co-edited with M. Price. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Company, 2004. View Cover & Table of Contents.

Computers, Ethics, and Social Values, Co-edited with D. Johnson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995.

Emotion and Focus, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1985. Available from the Center for the Study of Language and Informations.


Speed Conference Report
September 28-29, 2018
Cornell Tech

Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest
F. Brunton and
H. Nissenbaum

Privacy, Big Data and the Public Good, eds. H. Nissenbaum, J. Lane, V. Stodden and S. Bender.

Values at Play in Digital Games by H. Nissenbaum and M. Flanagan, available July 2014 (MIT Press)

Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing

NYU Information Law Institute/MCC Fellows 2016-17: Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Yafit Lev-Aretz, Bilyana Petkova and Madelyn Sanfilippo

NYU Information Law Institute Welcomes Research and Postdoctoral Fellows Seda Gurses, Heather Patterson, Joris van Hoboken and Elana Zeide

White House Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

Selected Articles:

Political and Ethical Perspectives on Data Obfuscation, with F. Brunton.

Commons-Based Peer Production and Virtue, with Y. Benkler.

Sustaining both Privacy and Open Justice in the Transition to Online Access to Court Records: A Multidisciplinary Inquiry, with A. Conley, A. Datta, and D. Sharma.

From Preemption to Circumvention: If Technology Regulates Why Do We Need Regulation (and Vice Versa)?

A Contextual Approach to Privacy Online

Vernacular Resistance to Data Collection and Analysis: A Political Theory of Obfuscation, with F. Brunton.

TrackMeNot 2.0: Enhancing the privacy of Web Search, with V. Toubiana and L. Subramanian.

On Notice: The Trouble with Notice and Consent, with S. Barocas.

TrackMeNot: Resisting Surveillance in Web Search, with D. Howe.

Facial Recognition Technology: A Survey of Policy and Implementation Issues, with L. Introna.

Personal Data: The Logic of Privacy, in The Economist.

Embodying Values in Technology: Theory and Practice, with M. Flanagan and D. Howe.

Commons-Based Peer Production and Virtue, with Y. Benkler.

Terms of Service: A Play in One Act, presented at The Symposium on Information Intermediaries in the Information Society

Will Security Enhance Trust Online, or Supplant It?

New Research Norms for a New Medium

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