Solon Barocas

Solon Barocas
PhD Student, New York University


Solon Barocas is a doctoral student in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and Student Fellow at the Information Law Institute at New York University. His research examines the ethics and implications of data mining, particularly for purposes of strategic communication. Solon has worked with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the Center for Global Communication Studies, the Stanhope Centre for Communication Policy and Research, and the Russell Sage Foundation. He obtained his MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and graduated from Brown University with a BA in Art-Semiotics and International Relations.


Office Hour, Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Moderated by:
Jim Adler (Metanautix)
Alexander Howard (O'Reilly Media), Solon Barocas (New York University)
* Various voter micro-targeting efforts * The TomTom in-car navigation * Government's data matching cost-savings initiatives Read more.
Policy & Privacy, Ballroom E
Moderated by:
Alexander Howard (O'Reilly Media)
Jim Adler (Metanautix), Solon Barocas (New York University)
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So much of the privacy discussion is about data access, fear of future dystopia, and the complexities of law. There is a vacuum around how societal norms should be mapped to rapidly growing capabilities of big data, leaving data professionals in a "don’t ask don't tell" privacy conundrum. This conversation will discuss specific use-cases and frameworks to guide data pros. Read more.


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