Helen Nissenbaum

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Helen Nissenbaum is professor of Media, Culture and Communication and Computer Science at New York University,[1] best known for her work on privacy, trust, and security in the online world. Her context-based approach to privacy has been influential in United States government thinking about privacy issues.[2][3]


Nissenbaum has written or edited four books:

  • Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (2010)
  • Emotion and Focus (1985)
  • M. Price and H. Nissenbaum (Eds.), Academy and the Internet (2004)
  • D. Johnson and H. Nissenbaum (Eds.), Computers, Ethics, and Social Values (1995)


  1. ^ Faculty page at New York University
  2. ^ "CV Helen Nissenbaum". New York University. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  3. ^ Alex Madrigal, "The Philosopher Whose Fingerprints Are All Over the FTC's New Approach to Privacy", The Atlantic, Mar 29 2012