Professor Waldman Joins EPIC Board of Directors


12.22.21 — Professor Ari Ezra Waldman, a leading authority on law, technology and society and director of Northeastern Law’s Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC), has been appointed to the board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Founded in 1994, EPIC works at the intersection of policy, advocacy and litigation to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, freedom of expression and democratic values in the information age. Under the guidance of its board of directors and advisory board, the center pursues a variety of activities, including litigating cases on emerging privacy issues, obtaining and publishing records to lift the veil on government data collection, providing expert advice to policymakers and lawmakers, and facilitating dialogue between advocates, experts and decisionmakers.

“It's an honor to join the EPIC board of directors with so many distinguished leaders of our field” said Waldman, author of Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and  Privacy As Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age (Cambridge University Press, 2018). “I'm excited for this next opportunity! EPIC provides a unique, independent voice in privacy discourse, less encumbered and less devoted to what industry wants and more focused--just like Northeastern--on social justice and consumer advocacy. I will spend my time on the board pushing EPIC to do even more to embrace an anti-subordination agenda, raising awareness about the ways technology companies and our privacy laws have facilitated data extraction and harm to marginalized populations.”

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