FTC to Examine Effects of Big Data on Low Income and Underserved Consumers at September Workshop; Project No. P145406 #00015

Submission Number:
00015
Commenter:
Nathan Newman
Organization:
Research Fellow, New York University Information Law Institute
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
FTC to Examine Effects of Big Data on Low Income and Underserved Consumers at September Workshop; Project No. P145406
Attached are my comments for the workshop The author of these comments, Nathan Newman, has been writing for twenty years about the impact of technology on society, including his 2002 book Net Loss: Internet Profits, Private Profits and the Costs to Community, based on doctoral research on rising regional economic inequality in Silicon Valley and the nation and the role of Internet policy in shaping economic opportunity. He has been writing extensively about big data as a research fellow at the New York University Information Law Institute for the last two years, including authoring two law reviews this year on the subject. These comments are adapted with some additional research from one of those law reviews, "The Costs of Lost Privacy: Consumer Harm and Rising Economic Inequality in the Age of Google" published in the William Mitchell Law Review. He has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley's Sociology Department.