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Ari Ezra Waldman

Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy


Ari Ezra Waldman is CITP’s 2019-20 Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy. Ari is a professor of law and the founding director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School. He is also an affiliate fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Ari researches how law and technology mediate social life, with particular focus on privacy, technology design, online speech, and the experiences of marginalized populations. He has won numerous awards for his scholarship, including twice winning the highest award in privacy law, the Best Paper Award at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (in 2019 and in 2017), the 2019 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award, the 2018 Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecturer on Privacy, and the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award (2016 and 2019). His first book, Privacy As Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age (Cambridge University Press 2018), argues privacy law should protect as private information shared in contexts of trust. His scholarship has been or will soon be published in leading law reviews including the Washington University Law Review (twice), the Cornell Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, and the Fordham Law Review, among others, and in peer-reviewed journals such as Law and Social Inquiry.

Ari sits on the Board of Directors of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, an organization raising awareness about and fighting nonconsensual pornography and online victimization, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a leading privacy advocacy group based on Washington, D.C.

He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.