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Understanding Privacy in Context: A Discussion at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Helen Nissenbaum, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication & Computer Science; Senior Faculty Fellow, Information Law Institute, New York University, will participate in a talk Monday, October 4, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, in the Al Mamoura Auditorium at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute.

The talk "Understanding Privacy in Context" is based on Nissenbaum's book Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009). Nissenbaum along with Mireille Hildebrandt, Associate Professor of Jurisprudence, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, will consider the conditions under which information is shared, by what means, and under what terms.

Nissenbaum's areas of expertise span social, ethical, and political implications of information technology and digital media. Nissenbaum's research publications have appeared in journals of philosophy, politics, law, media studies, information studies, and computer science. The National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator have supported her work on privacy, trust online, and security, as well as several studies of values embodied in computer system design, including search engines, digital games, facial recognition technology, and health information systems.

As a member of the NYU Steinhardt faculty, Nissenbaum's work examines issues with global implications. The School offers a vast array of programs abroad. For more information visit our Global Programs.