Ari Waldman

Ari Ezra Waldman is Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School. In the 2019-2020 academic year, he will be the Microsoft Visiting Professor at Princeton University. He is also an Affiliate Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. His book, Privacy As Trust, argues that privacy law should be reoriented around protecting information flow in relationships of trust. Waldman earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an A.B. from Harvard College.

When We Outsource Privacy Compliance, We May Undermine Privacy Protection

Privacy law is currently being shaped and implemented by a new industry of third-party tech vendors. These companies code their own interpretations of privacy...

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