Professor Ari Ezra Waldman Named Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy at Princeton University

Professor Ari Ezra WaldmanProfessor Ari Ezra Waldman, Director of New York Law School’s Innovation Center for Law and Technology, has been named the 2019–20 Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy and Microsoft Visiting Scholar at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University.

CITP is an interdisciplinary research center at the crossroads of engineering, the social sciences, law, and policy. The position was established in 2012 and is endowed by Bradford and Kathy Surace-Smith and the Microsoft Corporation. Past appointees include leaders from diverse fields related to technology policy, including law, computer science, and the social sciences.

“It’s both an honor and exciting to work with CITP to enhance my work highlighting the power of engineers in implementing privacy law and the role technology plays in harassment of marginalized populations,” Professor Waldman said.

More About Professor Waldman

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

As Director of NYLS’s Innovation Center, he has launched the nation’s first law school clinic to combat cyberharassment, created a “Technology for Lawyers” workshop series that teaches tech literacy concepts to law students, and hosted privacy law scholars from around the world at NYLS for the Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop.

His first book, Privacy as Trust: Information Law for an Information Age (Cambridge University Press), was published in March 2018. He is working on a second book, Privacy, Technology, and Power (Cambridge University Press), which will highlight the ways in which engineers are responsible for the interpretation of privacy law today. Professor Waldman’s scholarship has appeared in dozens of leading law reviews, and he has testified twice before the U.S. House of Representatives, once before the New York State Senate, and once at the Federal Trade Commission on issues relating to privacy and online social networks.

He has received numerous awards for his scholarship, including the 2019 and 2017 Best Paper Awards at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (the only scholar to have received the award twice for a single-author paper), the 2019 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award, and the 2019 and 2016 Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award, given by NYLS. He was also the 2018 Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecturer on Privacy.

In addition to his appointment at Princeton CITP, Professor Waldman won a nationally competitive application process to be one of four academics, and the only law professor, name as a 2019–20 Belfer Fellow by the Anti-Defamation League Center for Technology and Society.