Microsoft Visiting Professor, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
Professor of Law, Founding Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology, New York Law School
Ari Ezra Waldman is the Microsoft Visiting Professor at Princeton University, Center for Information Technology Policy, the Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School, and an Affiliate Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. This year, he also serves as a Belfer Fellow of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society. Ari researches how law and technology mediate social life and the asymmetrical power relations created and entrenched by technology. In particular, his work focuses on privacy, technology design, online speech, and the experiences of marginalized populations. He has won numerous awards for his scholarship, including 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, and the 2018 Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecturer on Privacy. 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 and Current Issues in Psychology. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. from Harvard College.