report | 09.27.17
“Privacy, Security, and Digital Inequality” by Mary Madden is the first in-depth analysis of the privacy and security experiences of low-socioeconomic-status populations in the United States. Supported by the Digital Trust Foundation, the report finds that most of those living in U.S. households with annual incomes of less than $20,000 per year are acutely aware Continue...
Washington University Law Review | 03.11.17
Mary Madden, Michele E. Gilman, Karen Levy, Alice E. Marwick
An examination on how poor Americans are impacted by privacy violations with discussion on how to protect digital privacy for the vulnerable.
paper | 10.24.16
Mary Madden, Michele Gilman, Karen Levy, Alice Marwick
Introduction: Low-income communities have historically been subject to a wide range of governmental monitoring and related privacy intrusions in daily life. The privacy harms poor communities and their residents suffer...
For Adweek, Data & Society Health + Tech Mary Madden advises on how to protect our data online. “With Madden at the helm, Data & Society published a study, Privacy,...
The New York Times
Data & Society Researcher Mary Madden shared insights from her 2017 report on privacy attitudes in low-socioeconomic status populations. “’We saw that in general Democrats have a higher concern...
The Wall Street Journal
How can we keep protect our privacy from Facebook? Data & Society Health + Tech Engagement Lead Mary Madden offers some advice. “It’s smart to periodically check for unsavory...
D&S researcher Mary Madden discusses the security and privacy issues related to Amazon’s new door-unlocking service. “It’s easy to see the ways in which some of these technologies will...
New America + Cooney Center · Washington, DC
George Washington University School of Law Marvin Center · Washington, DC
Professor Emeritus, Bentley University
Senior Fellow & President, Board of Directors, Future of Privacy Forum
Executive Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
Michele E. Gilman
Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore Director, Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic
Seeta Peña Gangadharan
Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science
Program Fellow, New America's Open Technology Institute
Affiliate, Data & Society Research Institute
Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
Dean of Social Science, Columbia University
Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Columbia University
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Principal at Upturn
Non-Residential Fellow, Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School
Mary Madden is a veteran technology researcher, writer and public speaker, having studied trends in American internet users’ behaviors and attitudes for more than a decade. She is currently leading a Data & Society initiative to understand the privacy and security experiences of low-socioeconomic status populations. Supported by a grant from the Digital Trust Foundation, the project will provide freely accessible survey data to researchers working in this area and will seek to answer key questions that can help ground current policy conversations and debates about privacy and security in the digital age. Mary is also an Affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University where she has collaborated with the Berkman Center’s Youth and Media Project to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to study adolescents’ technology use and privacy management on social media. Prior to her role at Data & Society, Mary was a Senior Researcher for the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. She is a nationally recognized expert on privacy and technology, trends in social media use, and the impact of digital media on teens and parents. Mary is also a member of the National Cyber Security Coalition’s Data Privacy Day Advisory Committee and the Research Advisory Committee for the Future of Music Coalition’s Artist Revenue Streams Project.