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Governing Privacy in Knowledge Commons

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Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo, Brett Frischmann, Katherine J. Strandburg, Felix Gille, Effy Vayena, Michael Mattioli, Kyle M. L. Jones, Chase McCoy, Michael J. Madison, Katherine Haenschen, Ari Ezra Waldman, Scott J. Shackelford, Yan Shvartzshnaider, Noah Apthorpe, Darakhshan J. Mir
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  • Date Published: March 2021
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108485142

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  • Governing Privacy in Knowledge Commons explores how privacy impacts knowledge production, community formation, and collaborative governance in diverse contexts, ranging from academia and IoT, to social media and mental health. Using nine new case studies and a meta-analysis of previous knowledge commons literature, the book integrates the Governing Knowledge Commons framework with Helen Nissenbaum's Contextual Integrity framework. The multidisciplinary case studies show that personal information is often a key component of the resources created by knowledge commons. Moreover, even when it is not the focus of the commons, personal information governance may require community participation and boundaries. Taken together, the chapters illustrate the importance of exit and voice in constructing and sustaining knowledge commons through appropriate personal information flows. They also shed light on the shortcomings of current notice-and-consent style regulation of social media platforms. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

    • Expands and clarifies the Governing Knowledge Commons (GKC) framework to address privacy, legitimacy, exit, and voice
    • Introduces the GKC theory using accessible explanations and examples
    • Explores the parallels between the GKC framework and Contextual Integrity (CI) framework
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘Governing Privacy in Knowledge Commons is a fascinating collection of essays exploring how people negotiate privacy in various contexts within communities. The book deftly interweaves theory and specific examples. The editors have brought together a set of rich and nuanced contributions to understanding the social complexities of privacy.’ Daniel J. Solove, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

    ‘This thought-provoking book is a must-read for anyone studying or interested in data cooperatives and data trusts. The marriage of the Governing Knowledge Commons framework with the theory of contextual integrity is a big win for privacy in the age of big data; this book advances the field considerably.’ Sue Glueck, Senior Director of Academic Relations, Microsoft

    ‘The increasing ability to record and store our actions, opinions, health data, images, etc. lead to important questions how to govern privacy. Governing Privacy in Knowledge Commons views privacy as a problem of collective action. This book provides a fresh perspective, applying the Institutional Analysis and Development framework of Elinor Ostrom, and the Governing Knowledge Commons framework of the editors to a diverse set of knowledge commons case studies.’ Marco Janssen, Arizona State University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2021
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108485142
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.584kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Personal information as a knowledge commons resources Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo, Brett Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg
    2. How private individuals maintain privacy and govern their own health data cooperative: MIDATA in Switzerland Felix Gille and Effy Vayena
    3. Pooling mental health data with Chatbots Michael Mattioli
    4. Privacy in practice: a socio-technical integration research (STIR) study of rules-in-use within institutional research Kyle M. L. Jones and Chase McCoy
    5. Public Facebook groups for political activism Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo and Katherine J. Strandburg
    6. The republic of letters and the origins of scientific knowledge commons Michael J. Madison
    7. Privacy and knowledge production across contexts Brett Frischmann, Katherine Haenschen and Ari Ezra Waldman
    8. Governing the internet of everything Scott J. Shackelford
    9. Contextual integrity as a gauge for governing knowledge commons Yan Shvartzshnaider, Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo and Noah Apthorpe
    10. Designing for the privacy commons Darakhshan J. Mir

  • Editors

    Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She studies sociotechnical governance, broadly exploring privacy, inequality, and political consequences of information technology. She is the co-author of three previous books: Online Trolling and Its Perpetrators: Under the Cyberbridge (2016); Social Informatics Evolving (2015); and Multiculturalism and Information and Communication Technology (2013).

    Brett M. Frischmann, Villanova University School of Law
    Brett M. Frischmann is the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, at Villanova University. He is also an affiliated scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and a trustee for the Nexa Center for Internet and Society, Politecnico di Torino. Specializing in intellectual property and Internet law, he is the co-author of Re-Engineering Humanity with Evan Selinger (2018). He has also published foundational books on the relationships among infrastructural resources, governance, commons, and spillovers, including Governing Medical Knowledge Commons, with Michael Madison and Katherine Strandburg (2017); Governing Knowledge Commons, with Michael Madison and Katherine Strandburg (2014); and Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources (2012).

    Katherine J. Strandburg, New York University School of Law
    Katherine J. Strandburg is the Albert Engelberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. She directs New York University's Information Law Institute and interdisciplinary Privacy Research Group and is a faculty director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. Professor Strandburg co-developed the Governing Knowledge Commons framework and researches information privacy, automated decision-making, patents, and innovation policy. Before obtaining her JD, she was a computational physicist at Argonne National Laboratory.


    Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo, Brett Frischmann, Katherine J. Strandburg, Felix Gille, Effy Vayena, Michael Mattioli, Kyle M. L. Jones, Chase McCoy, Michael J. Madison, Katherine Haenschen, Ari Ezra Waldman, Scott J. Shackelford, Yan Shvartzshnaider, Noah Apthorpe, Darakhshan J. Mir

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