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*Data Cartels* Book Event: November 18th, 4:30 p.m. EST

A conversation with Sarah Lamdan and Yasmeen Shorish

Book Cover: Data Cartels by Sarah LamdanCUNY law professor (and former law librarian) Sarah Lamdan will discuss her new book Data Cartels: The Companies that Monopolize and Control our Information with James Madison University's Director of Scholarly Communication Strategies Yasmeen Shorish.

Data Cartels explores the unregulated power of data analytics companies and makes a case for building digital infrastructure that reflects our collective information values.

Sarah Lamdan (she/her/hers) currently teaches courses in administrative law, environmental law, data privacy, information access, and government transparency. Over the summer, she was invited to testify before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary about government access to personal data. She is also the author of Environmental Information: Research, Access & Environmental Decisionmaking (2017).

Yasmeen Shorish (she/her/hers) is a librarian and veteran data privacy advocate. Her research focuses on the relationship between information access, power, and privilege. She is the founder of the Digital Library Federation’s Privacy and Ethics in Technology Working Group.

How to Attend

In Person: Browsing Room of Neilson Library, Smith College

Online: Webinar registration

This event is brought to you by the Smith College Libraries' Teaching, Learning, and Research Team, the Smith College Lecture Committee, the Smith College Statistical and Data Sciences Program, and the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom.

Questions? Contact Michelle Gibeault,