Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Lisa Austin

Situated within Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, the Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM) is described as "a three-year, 'pop-up' research initiative to accelerate progress towards addressing social media’s most urgent problems, including misinformation, privacy breaches, harassment, and content governance."

Professor Lisa Austin has been appointed a RSM Visiting Scholar for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Austin is a legal scholar who is the Chair in Law and Technology at the University of Toronto and an Associate Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. Her past research has focused on privacy law and private law theory, as well as interdisciplinary research in law and engineering.

Her project at RSM will examine the potential role of data intermediaries in mediating data access between parties in the data ecosystem, and their place in an overall theory of data governance that aims to promote the fair and just terms of social legibility. 

Read the RSM announcement