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Professor Paul Ohm
University of Colorado Law School
Boulder, CO 80309
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720-432-1411 (rings all phones)
Responses to Scholarship
Responses to my article, Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization, posted online Thursday, August 13, 2009:
Responses to my article, The Rise and Fall of Invasive ISP Surveillance:
- Danielle Citron, Professor, University of Maryland School of Law, on the Concurring Opinions blog: an "important and engrossing new paper".
- Jules Polonetsky, Co-chair and Director of the Freedom of Privacy Forum, on Twitter, "One of the most important papers of the year."
- Larry Solum, Law Professor and widely-read blogger, on the Legal Theory Blog: "This is a very interesting paper on a important topic. Highly recommended."
- Nate Anderson, Anonymized Data Really Isn't--And Here's Why Not, Ars Technica, Sept. 8, 2009 (popular tech news website story featuring the article) (picked up by slashdot)
- Michael Zimmer, Professor of Information Studies, on Twitter, "A must read"
- Chris Soghoian, Security and Privacy Researcher, on Twitter, "If you are a social scientist, and use/share 'anonymized/redacted' data, you MUST read Paul Ohm's new paper (or else)"
- Eric Goldman, Law Professor, Santa Clara Law School, on his blog: "Paul Ohm has an important paper coming out on de-identification that should end [the false distinction between personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information] permanently."
- Saul Hansell, New York Times Bits Blog, Dealing with I.S.P. Snooping, September 8, 2008.
- Nate Anderson, ars technica, Law Prof Warns Against Coming ISP Privacy Apocalypse, September 7, 2008.
- Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld, Do ISPs Pose a Bigger Online Privacy Threat than Google?, September 15, 2008.
- Matthew Magee, OUT-LAW Radio, Are ISPs About to Betray Our Trust?, October 2, 2008 (radio interview) (related story on privacy and net neutrality).
Notable Media Appearances/Quotes:
I am happy to talk to reporters about computer crime, information
privacy, computer forensics, and the Department of Justice's efforts
relating to all of these topics.
- Michael Martin, Salon.com, Barack Obama Wants You (To Spill Your Secrets), November 24, 2008.
- Scott Michels, ABC News online, Alleged Myspace Hoaxer on Trial Today, November 19, 2008.
- Bennett Gordon, Utne Reader, Sarah Palin's Hacked Emails Threaten Free Speech, September 22, 2008.
- Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, E-Mail Hacking Case Could Redefine Online Privacy, August 6, 2008.
- David Kravets, Wired, Exclusive: I was a Hacker for the MPAA, October 22, 2007.
- Stories relating to search of student cell phones by a Colorado high school:
- Kirk Siegler, Cell Phones in Schools, October 19, 2007 (radio interview).
- Carol McKinley, Fox News, Various News Stories on October 16, 2007 (national news interview).
- Nicole Danna, Colorado Daily, Searched and Seized, October 16, 2007.
- Amy Bounds, Daily Camera, Student Privacy Murky in Tech World, October 14, 2007.
- Jason Blevins, Denver Post, Team: Dibs on "Rocktober", October 19, 2007.
- Scott Michels, abcnews.com, Court Grants E-Mail Users New Privacy Protections, June 20, 2007.
- Greg Griffin, The Denver Post, Interview: Paul Ohm, May 5, 2007.
- Ari Shapiro, NPR's All Things Considered, IBM Office Accused of Hacking Law Firm, July 28, 2006.
- Wall Street Journal, Technology & Health, Judge Grants Google a Reprieve., March 20, 2006.
- Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News, Google vs. government: Major dispute defused, March 15, 2006.
- Saul Hansell, New York Times, Increasingly, Internet's Data Trail Leads to Court, February 4, 2006.