Meg Leta Jones
Meg is an Associate Professor in the Communication, Culture & Technology Department at Georgetown University where she researches rules and technological change with a focus on privacy, memory, innovation, and automation in digital information and computing technologies. She’s also a core faculty member of the Science, Technology, and International Affairs program in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, the Center for Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law Center, and the Brussels Privacy Hub at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Meg’s research covers comparative information and communication technology law, critical information and data studies, governance of emerging technologies, and the legal history of technology. Ctrl+Z: The Right to be Forgotten, Meg’s first book, is about the social, legal, and technical issues surrounding digital oblivion. Her next book project, Cookies tells the transatlantic history of 21st Century computer privacy through the lens of a familiar technical object. More details about her work can be found at her Georgetown profile page or at MegLeta.com
Jenny Lee is a second year Master's student in the Communication, Culture & Technology program. Her current research interests focus on the intersection between data monopoly power and individual resistance, particularly on the socioeconomic influences and controls on marginalized communities of people by big tech. She is also a Trader Joe's, public transit, and college basketball enthusiast.
Kevin Ackermann is a second year Master’s student in the Communication, Culture & Technology program at Georgetown. He’s interested in almost all facets of sociotechnical internet analysis, but currently he's digging into digital content moderation and the history of computer networks. Only 30 years late to the party, his BBS should be coming online soon.
Fiona Singer is a senior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she concentrates on the overlap of foreign policy and technology. She has done extensive work on disinformation on big tech platforms, as well as conducted her own independent research about internet privacy by interviewing privacy experts in six countries, across four different continents (funded by the Circumnavigators Grant). After graduation she will be joining Palantir as a Privacy & Civil Liberties Engineer.
Alums of the Lab
Catherine's work focused on voter privacy. For her CCT thesis, she compared voter privacy across a series of Western countries discovering all sorts of interesting cultural phenomenon around the civic ritual. Today, she works at Super Connector Media in New York.
Ellen is currently working on a PhD in Informatics at Indiana University and Ph.D. minor in Sexuality Studies at the Kinsey Institute, one of the foremost research institutions for sex, gender and reproduction. While at CCT, Ellen's researched consent, intimacy, and artificial intelligence, analyzing the apps and forums associated with robot sex dolls. She also co-authored "AI and the Ethics of Automating Consent," 16: 3 IEEE Security & Privacy (with Elizabeth Edenberg and Meg Leta Jones, 64-72 (2018).
Natalie is a Privacy & Civil Liberties Engineer at Palantir. While pursuing her degree in Science, Technology, and International Affair at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, Natalie analyzed a series of internet of things devices for her honors thesis and coauthored "Can (and Should) Hello Barbie Keep a Secret?," IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology (with Meg Leta Jones, 2016).