Privacy Rights

We are interested in better understanding privacy rights around the world, how they change and interact with other ideas, and when the conflict. So far we have investigated privacy rights across three fronts: the right to be forgotten, voter privacy, and in relation to innovation. Dr Jones has done extensive work on the right to be forgotten and continues to investigate consent and deletion rights. We are now working on a new project that digs into the way in which data protection and privacy laws have impacted computer innovation and policy. For one project, Sienna Tompkins is organizing the development, deployment, and integration of contact tracing apps across five countries during the covid 19 pandemic. Another investigates early government reports on computers and society to understand how regulation related to computer scientists, industries, and users.

Publications​​
  • Kaminksi, Margot, and Meg Leta Jones. “An Americans Guide to GDPR,” in progress.
  • Bode, Leticia, and Meg Leta Jones. “Who Wants a Right to be Forgotten? Predicting American Support for Digital Erasure.” The Internet & Politics 10, no. 3 (2018): 244-263.
  • Bode, Leticia and Meg Leta Jones. “Ready to Forget: American Attitudes toward the Right to be Forgotten.” The Information Society 33, no. 2 (2017): 76-85.
  • Jones, Meg Leta. Ctrl+Z: The Right to be Forgotten. NYU Press 2016. 
  • Jones, Meg Leta. “Forgetting Made (Too) Easy.” Communications of the ACM 58, no. 6 (2015): 34-35.
  • Ambrose, Meg Leta. “Speaking of Forgetting: Analysis of Possible Non-EU Responses to the Right to be Forgotten and Speech Exception.” Telecommunications Policy 38 (2014): 800-811.
  • Ambrose, Meg Leta. “It’s About Time: Privacy, Information Lifecycles, and the Right to be Forgotten.” Stanford Technology Law Review 16 (2013): 369-422* (invited abbreviated version published as “A Digital Dark Age and the Right to be Forgotten.”  Journal of Internet Law 17, no. 3 (2013): 1,9-33).
  • Ambrose, Meg Leta, and Jef Ausloos. “The Right to be Forgotten Across the Pond.” Journal of Information Policy 3 (2013): 1-23
  • Ambrose, Meg Leta, Nicole Friess and Jill Van Matre. “Seeking Digital Redemption: The Future of Forgiveness in the Internet Age.” Santa Clara Journal of Computers and High Technology Law 29 (2012): 99-163.
  • Ambrose, Meg Leta. “You Are What Google Says You Are: The Right to be Forgotten and Information Stewardship.” International Review of Information Ethics 17 (2012): 21-30
Recent Events and Presentations
  • Margot Kaminski presented the Americans Guide to GDPR at Privacy Law Scholars Europe (Oct 2019)
  • Dr Jones presented work on the right to be forgotten and cookies at the Annual Michigan Meeting at University of Michigan's Living a Digital Life event (May 2019) 
  • Catherine Boardman presented her CCT thesis that analyzes voter privacy across six different western systems. May 2019.
  • Fiona Singer was awarded the SFS Circumnavigators Grant to TRAVEL THE WORLD investigating how civil liberty groups understand and promote privacy in light of political and election manipulation online.
Related ongoing and completed projects