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David Carroll

Associate Professor, Parsons New School of Design

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David R. Carroll serves as an associate professor of media design at Parsons School of Design at The New School, known as an advocate for data privacy rights by legally challenging Cambridge Analytica in the UK in connection with the US presidential election of 2016, resulting in the only criminal conviction of the company by the Information Commissioner’s Office. This work is featured in the BAFTA and Emmy nominated Netflix original documentary The Great Hack (2019) and his writings on the effort have been published in the Elgar Research Handbook on Political Propaganda, WIRED, PAPER Magazine, Quartz, The Guardian, Motherboard, and The Boston Review. He was awarded prizes from The Philosophical Society and the Law Society at Trinity College Dublin in 2019 and received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1997 and an MFA from Parsons in 2000. A recovering entrepreneur, he co-founded a failed machine-learning startup seeded by Hearst with NYC Media Lab, an experience which acquainted him with what happens to our data privacy on the other side of the screen.