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Ari Ezra Waldman

Professor of Law
Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology

Ari Ezra Waldman

Professor of Law
Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology

Ari Ezra Waldman is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at NYLS. He is the Founder and Director of the Institute for CyberSafety, which includes the first-of-its-kind law school pro bono clinic representing victims of online harassment. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. from Harvard College.

Professor Waldman is an internationally recognized thought leader on privacy and online safety.

His research and writing focus on privacy, technology and society, hate and harassment on the Internet, and online social networks. His first book, Privacy As Trust: Information Law for an Information Age (Cambridge University Press, 2018), argues that privacy law should protect information disclosed in contexts of trust. Professor Waldman’s scholarship has been published in leading law reviews, including the Cornell Law Review Online, the Notre Dame Law Review Online, the Iowa Law Review, the Indiana Law Review, the Houston Law Review, the University of Miami Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, and the University of Maryland Law Review, to name a few.

In 2018, Professor Waldman was honored as the Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecturer on Privacy at the University of Ottawa. In 2017, he received the highest award in privacy law, the Best Paper Award at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference in Berkeley, CA. And in 2016, his scholarship was awarded the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award.

Professor Waldman has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on issues relating to privacy and online social networks. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, The Advocate, among other popular press. He has appeared on Nightline, Good Morning America, MSNBC’s “The Docket,” and appeared as an expert on Syfy’s miniseries, The Internet Ruined My Life.

You can find additional information about Professor Waldman and his work at www.ariewaldman.com. You can also follow him on Twitter or on Instagram at @ariezrawaldman.

Designing Without Privacy, 55 HOUSTON LAW REVIEW __ (forthcoming 2018)

Are Anti-Bullying Laws Effective?, 103 CORNELL LAW REVIEW ONLINE __ (forthcoming 2017)

A Statistical Analysis of Privacy Policy Design, 93 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW ONLINE __ (forthcoming 2017)

Privacy, Notice, and Design, 20 STANFORD TECH. L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2017)

A Breach of Trust: Fighting “Revenge Porn”, 102 IOWA L. REV. 709 (2017)

Trust: A Model for Disclosure in Patent Law, 92 INDIANA L. REV. 557 (2017)

Triggering Tinker: Student Speech in the Age of Cyberharassment, 71 U. MIAMI L. REV. 427 (2017) (invited symposium)

Privacy, Sharing, and Trust: The Facebook Study, 67 CASE W. RES. L. REV. 193 (2016)

Manipulating Trust on Facebook, 29 LOY. CONSUMER L. REV. 175 (2016) (invited symposium)

Amplifying Abuse: The Fusion of Cyberharassment and Discrimination, B. U. L. REV. ANNEX (Oct. 2015)

Privacy As Trust: Sharing Personal Information in a Networked World, 69 U. MIAMI L. REV. 301 (2015)

All Those Like You: Identity Aggression and Student Speech, 77 MISSOURI L. REV. 563 (2013)

Hostile Educational Environments, 71 MARYLAND L. REV. 705 (2012)

Tormented: Anti-Gay Bullying in Schools, 84 TEMPLE L. REV. 385 (2012)



Privacy as Trust, in Cultures of Privacy (Karsten Fitz & Barbel Harju eds. 2015)

Presumptive Criminals: HIV-Related Aggravated Assaults, in Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice (Dana Peterson & Vanessa R. Panfil, eds. 2014).



Harasser-in-Chief: Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Need Angry Young Men. They’re Using Gamergate Culture to Get ThemQUARTZ (Feb. 3, 2017).

The Dangers of Anonymity on the InternetFORWARD (November 2016).

Cybermobs Multiply Online Threats and Their Danger, NEW YORK TIMES (Aug. 3, 2016  10:06 PM)

For Tyler: How One Man is Taking On Cyberbullies, THE ADVOCATE (Oct. 8, 2015 4:00 AM)

Ending the Cyberbullying Epidemic Five Years After Tyler Clementi’s Suicide (with Jane Clementi), NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (Oct. 1, 2015, 2:48 PM)

The Case for Uber Data Sharing, GOTHAM GAZETTE (Nov. 19, 2014)

Guest Contributor at CONCURRING OPINIONS blog (recurring). 

Guest Contributor at PRAWFSBLAWG (recurring), including recent posts:
“State v. Dharun Ravi: What Happened,” Sept. 12, 2016.
“State v. Dharun Ravi: The Appeal,” Sept. 14, 2016.
“State v. Dharun Ravi: A Culture of Homophobia,” Sept. 19, 2016.
“Nonconsensual Pornography and the ‘Gay Bachelor’,” Sept. 20, 2016.
“State v. Dharun Ravi: Invading the Sexual Privacy of LGBTQ Persons,”Sept. 21, 2016.