James Rule, Lecturer

Closed (1) Research for book Taking Privacy Seriously

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

Research assistance is needed locating and editing materials for a book on American privacy law. The work will include internet searches and other library-based inquiries, including fact-checking. The aim of these searches will be to identify vivid personal stories of privacy-related experiences, such as embarrassments and misfortunes that befall people when their personal information is misused. Another main activity will be finding and documenting sources of media accounts and incidents involving privacy issues, so that they can be included in the book

The student apprentices will seek the most appropriate and telling instances to buttress the arguments in the forthcoming book. Most work will be done at home or at the university library. All apprentices will be expected to attend a weekly meeting of one to two hours with the project director, to discuss the apprentices' reports from the last week and plan for the next.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: James Rule, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: Familiarity with search engines and a certain acquaintance with print and internet media are highly desirable.

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: Work can be done at home (via the internet); some elements of it will need to be done at the university library or another research library. The weekly meeting will take place on campus.

Related website: www.jamesbrule.net