“Privacy” Issue of Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

I'm thrilled to announce that the "Privacy" special issue of the American Library Association’s Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy (JIFP) has now been published. The issue can be accessed here, and subscription information is here. Here is my introduction to the…

New Project: Assessing the Implementation of CIPA-Mandated Internet Filtering in U.S. Public Libraries

I'm excited to launch a new project with my colleague Dr. Nadine Kozak on "Assessing the Implementation of CIPA-Mandated Internet Filtering in U.S. Public Libraries," for which we have received funding from the UW-Milwaukee "Research Growth Initiative" internal grant program.…

Call for Papers: “Privacy” Issue of Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (Spring 2017)

[UDPATE: The "Privacy" special issue has now been published. Details here.] I'm pleased to announce I am the guest editor for the Spring 2017 issue of the American Library Association's Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy (JIFP). The issue's theme is…

Information Society Series Book Announcement: The End of Ownership

I’m thrilled to announce that the 9th book in the “Information Society Series” at MIT Press that I co-edit with Laura DeNardis has been released: The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy By Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz If you buy a…

Information Society Series Book Announcement: The World Made Meme

I’m very pleased to announce that the 8th book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” that I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: The World Made Meme: Public Conversations and Participatory Media by Ryan Milner Internet memes—digital snippets that can make…

NSF Grant: Mapping Privacy and Surveillance Dynamics in Emerging Mobile Ecosystems: Practices and Contexts in the Netherlands and US

I am thrilled to announce that I have been awarded an NSF EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) grant to pursue a research collaboration with Dr. Jessica Vitak (University of Maryland) and Drs. Jason Pridmore and Daniel Trottier (Erasmus University) on “Mapping…

ALISE Webinar: Ethics in Library Research Data Services

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More on OkCupid and the Ethics of Big Data Research

Following up on my recent editorial at Wired, “OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils Of Big-Data Science”, I have posted an expanded version of that opinion piece at Ampersand, the blog for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a space committed to promoting dialogue and…

Wired Editorial: “OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils of Big-Data Science”

We clearly have entered the era of big data. Armed with petabytes of transaction data, clickstreams and cookie logs, as well as data from social networks, mobile phones, and the “internet of things,” a wide range of economic interests, including…

Choose Privacy Week 2016 Webinar: Raising Privacy Awareness in Your Library and in Your Community

I’m once again thrilled to be contributing to an American Library Association (ALA) webinar on "Raising Privacy Awareness in Your Library and in Your Community" in preparation for Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7, 2016). Details and my slides on my contribution on "Sparking Privacy…