Algorithms! Derek Bambauer funded as part of George Mason University's Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program

Oct. 29, 2016

Congratulations to Derek Bambauer, affiliated faculty and Center board member, awarded support for his work on algorithmic decision making and privacy.

Bambauer was funded as part of the Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, one that aims to inject sound economic analysis into policy discussions surrounding privacy, data security, and other competition and consumer protection issues facing the digital economy. The PEP awards funding for privacy scholars like Bambauer to support their research on the economics of privacy and data security.

Bambauer writes, “Critics dislike the range of data collected, how algorithms weigh the information, and even the automation of decisions as an initial matter. Their objections coalesce around one or more privacy interests.” Bambauer also manages a blog with partners as part of his work:

Algorithmic thinking and doing are of increasing concern, and we look forward to Bambauer’s continued work in this area!