Ari Ezra Waldman is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at NYLS. He is the Founder and Director of the Institute for CyberSafety, which includes the first-of-its-kind law school pro bono clinic representing victims of online harassment. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. from Harvard College.

Professor Waldman is an internationally recognized thought leader on privacy and online safety.

9781316636947_thumbnailHis research and writing focus on privacy, technology and society, hate and harassment on the Internet, and online social networks. His first book, Privacy As Trust: Information Law for an Information Age (Cambridge University Press, 2018), argues that privacy law should protect information disclosed in contexts of trust. Professor Waldman’s scholarship has been published in leading law reviews, including the Cornell Law Review Online, the Notre Dame Law Review Online, the Iowa Law Review, the Indiana Law Review, the Houston Law Review, the University of Miami Law ReviewHastings Law Journal, and the University of Maryland Law Review, to name a few.

In 2018, Professor Waldman was honored as the Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecturer on Privacy at the University of Ottawa. In 2017, he received the highest award in privacy law, the Best Paper Award at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference in Berkeley, CA. And in 2016, his scholarship was awarded the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award.

Professor Waldman has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on issues relating to privacy and online social networks. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, The Advocate, among other popular press. He has appeared on Nightline, Good Morning America, MSNBC’s “The Docket,” and appeared as an expert on Syfy’s miniseries, The Internet Ruined My Life.

You can find additional information about Professor Waldman and his work at You can also follow him on Twitter or on Instagram at @ariezrawaldman