Helen Nissenbaum, Philosopher of Digital Technology, Profiled in The Atlantic

Helen Nissenbaum, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, is the subject of an Atlantic profile, The Philosopher Whose Fingers Are All Over The FTC’s New Approach to Privacy.

Nissenbaum, who studies the ethical dimensions of technology, is the author of Privacy in Context:  Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford University Press, 2010.)

“The brilliant New York University philosopher Helen Nissenbaum has put her approach to privacy at the center of the national agenda,” writes Alexis Madigril, senior editor of The Atlantic.  “… As one measure of her success, the recent Federal Trade Commission report, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change,” which purports to lay out a long-term privacy framework for legislators, businesses, and citizens, uses the word context an astounding 85 times!”

Read an interview with Helen Nissenbaum on the White House’s  privacy bill  on Steinhardt At a Glance.


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