Events

On November 20th, the McGannon Center welcomed Julie Cohen, Professor of Law and Technology at Georgetown University, to discuss her...
In collaboration with Fordham University's Public Media program, the McGannon Center will host a special luncheon featuring Visiting Research Fellow Hilde...
Join us from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 12 at 2532 Hughes Ave. at the Rose Hill campus....
Time: 12-1:30 pm Date: March 9, 2016 Place: Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd, Room 3-01 Digital political campaigning surrounds us, yet little...

Remembering Joel Reidenberg

Joel Reidenberg, a pioneer in information law, died recently after a heroic 2-year battle with leukemia. I, along with the Fordham family and information law scholars around the world, will miss him dearly. Lex Informatica stands as one of his most enduring works. There, he showed that tech developers are as important to protecting legal norms as conventional legal tools. With Lawrence Lessig, he saw that system designs compete with and sometimes supplant government regulation. His writing helped to shape the way many of us think about the governance of information flows—a generative term that he used to explain the ways in which governments and private actors control access to data. Joel was a thoughtful, resourceful, and generous man. I am just glad I told him often that I was indebted to him for my hire at Fordham, and for helping me discover my own scholarly passion. My heart is broken for his family, but especially Pascale who Joel adored and always praised. She was by his side at practically every stage of his heroic battle these past couple of years.

News

McGannon Center Book Prize for 2019: Gray and Suri’s “Ghost Work”
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from...
McGannon Center Book Prize for 2018: Eubanks’ “Automating Inequality”
We are honored to announce that Virginia Eubank's Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and...
Register Now for “AntiSocial Media: Facebook and the Future of Democracy”
Join us at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 4  at the Skadden Conference Center at Fordham...
Discriminatory Designs on User Data: Essay by Olivier Sylvain Featured by The Knight First Amendment Institute
This month, the essay Discriminatory Designs on User Data by McGannon Center Director Olivier Sylvain was featured in...
Recap: Participatory and Inclusive Design Processes
On April 6, Professor Ralph Vacca explored how design can be improved by including those the...
New York Times: Facebook Vowed to End Discriminatory Housing Ads. Suit Says It Didn’t.
On March 27, 2018, New York Times reporter Charles V. Bagli wrote an interesting piece titled,...
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