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Prof. Susan P. Crawford Esq.

Self Description

June 2011: "Susan Crawford, who began her academic career at Cardozo, returns to the Law School from the University of Michigan. After serving on the Obama Administration transition team, she spent 2009 as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and Yale Law Schools. A prominent figure in debates over internet and communications policy, Professor Crawford was on the board of directors of ICANN from 2005-08 and is the founder of OneWebDay, a global celebration of the web celebrated each September 22 (see She received her B.A. summa cum laude and J.D. from Yale University, clerked for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC."

Third-Party Descriptions

June 2011: '“Humans want nothing more than to connect, and the companies that are connecting us electronically want to know who’s saying what, where,” said Susan Crawford, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. “As a result, we’re more known than ever before.”'

April 2008: '“Publishers have created a market for course materials that is very similar to the market for luxury goods,” Professor Crawford said. “There is only one version available, and at a very high price.”'

January 2006: 'It allows us to have a national dialogue about whether current privacy protections are adequate,' said Susan P. Crawford, a specialist in Internet law at the Cardozo Law School. Even if the Justice Department is not seeking private information now, she said, 'the next subpoena could ask for that kind of data.'

June 2005: ""There is going to be a lot of finger-pointing," said Susan Crawford, a professor of Internet law at Cardozo Law School. "It's a very complex situation, and we'll wind up for calls for very heavy-handed government regulation of data transmission.""


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Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Backchannel Source Jul 3, 2016
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Organization Jun 22, 2011
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Organization Jun 22, 2011
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Organization Jun 22, 2011
Student/Trainee (past or present) Yale University Organization Jun 22, 2011
Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) Pres. Barack Hussein Obama Esq. Person Jun 22, 2011

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Jun 27, 2016 Dear Landlord: Don’t Rip Me Off When it Comes To Internet Access When building owners get kickbacks from big providers it’s the tenants who lose

QUOTE: Water and heat are regulated utilities. But when it comes to Internet access, people in apartments (called Multiple Dwelling Units, or MDUs) often have the worst of both worlds: all the limitations of a utility framework — no competition, no choices — with zero protections for consumers. That means unconstrained pricing. Network operators like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and AT&T, in cahoots with developers and landlords, routinely use a breathtaking array of kickbacks, lawyerly games of Twister, blunt threats, and downright illegal activities to lock up buildings in exclusive arrangements.

Jun 20, 2011 Upending Anonymity, These Days the Web Unmasks Everyone

QUOTE: The collective intelligence of the Internet’s two billion users, and the digital fingerprints that so many users leave on Web sites, combine to make it more and more likely that every embarrassing video, every intimate photo, and every indelicate e-mail is attributed to its source, whether that source wants it to be or not. This intelligence makes the public sphere more public than ever before and sometimes forces personal lives into public view.

New York Times
Apr 16, 2008 Publishers Sue Georgia State on Digital Reading Matter

QUOTE: The lawsuit, which may be the first of its kind, raises questions about digital rights, which are confronting many media companies, but also about core issues like the future of the business model for academic publishers.

New York Times
Jan 26, 2006 News Analysis: In Case About Google's Secrets, Yours Are Safe

QUOTE: The Justice Department went to court last week to try to force Google, by far the world's largest Internet search engine, to turn over an entire week's worth of searches...But the case itself, according to people involved in it and scholars who are following it, has almost nothing to do with privacy. It will turn, instead, on serious but relatively routine questions about trade secrets and civil procedure.

New York Times
Jun 20, 2005 Lost Credit Data Improperly Kept, Company Admits

QUOTE: "The chief of the credit card processing company whose computer system was penetrated by data thieves, exposing 40 million cardholders to a risk of fraud, acknowledged yesterday that the company should not have been retaining those records."

New York Times