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N. Cameron Russell

Cameron Russell

Adjunct Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-930-8878


  • Executive Director, Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) (July 2013 - present)
  • Fellow, Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) (January 2013 - July 2013)
  • Attorney, Wender Law Group, PLLC, New York, NY (Of Counsel, 2007 - 2008; Partner, 2009 - 2012; Of Counsel, 2013 - present)
  • Of Counsel, Shiboleth LLP, New York, NY (2007 - 2012)
  • Recording Artist Manager, Rebel One Management, New York, NY (2006)


  • Privacy in Gaming [with J. Reidenberg and S. Moon], Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L. J. (forthcoming fall 2018).

  • Communicating Privacy Policy Content: Grades, Labels, and Certifications [with J. Reidenberg, V. Herta, and T.B. Norton] (forthcoming summer 2018).

  • Transparency and the Marketplace for Student Data [with J. Reidenberg, E. Martin, and T.B. Norton] (forthcoming May 2018).

  • PrivOnto: a Semantic Framework for the Analysis of Privacy Policies [with A. Oltramari, D. Piraviperumal, F. Schaub, S.  Wilson, S. Cherivirala, T. B. Norton, P. Story, J. Reidenberg, and N. Sadeh], Semantic Web Journal (2017), available at

  • The Creation and Analysis of a Website Privacy Policy Corpus [with S. Wilson, F. Schaub, A. Dara, F. Liu, S. Cherivirala, P.G. Leon, M.S. Andersen, S. Zimmeck, K. Sathyendra, T.B. Norton, E. Hovy, J.R. Reidenberg, and N. Sadeh], ACL 2016: Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2016).

  • Rating Indicator Criteria for Privacy Policies [with J.R. Reidenberg and T.B. Norton], SOUPS 2016 Workshop on Privacy Indicators (2016).

  • Towards Usable Privacy Policies: Semi-automatically Extracting Data Practices From Websites’ Privacy Policies [with N. Sadeh, A. Acquisti, T.D. Breaux, L.F. Cranor, A.M. McDonald, J. Reidenberg, N.A. Smith, F. Liu, F. Schaub, S. Wilson, J.T. Graves, P.G. Leon, R. Ramanath, and A. Rao], FTC PrivacyCon (2016).

  • Privacy Harms and the Effectiveness of the Notice and Choice Framework, [with J. Reidenberg, A. Callen, S. Qasir and T.B. Norton], 11 I/S: J.L. & Pol'y for Info. Soc'y 485 (2015), available at

  • Patents and Small Participants in the Smartphone Industry [with J. Reidenberg, M. Price and A. Mohan], 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 375 (2015), available at

  • Disagreeable Privacy Policies: Mismatches between Meaning and Users’ Understanding [with J. Reidenberg, A.M. McDonald, F. Schaub, N. Sadeh, A. Acquisti, T.D. Breaux, L.F. Cranor, F. Liu, A. Grannis, J.T. Graves, T.B. Norton, R. Ramanath, N.A. Smith and S. Wilson], 30 Berkeley Tech. L. J. 39 (2015), available at

  • Privacy Enforcement Actions, Fordham CLIP (2014) [with J. Reidenberg, A. Callen and S. Qasir], available at

  • The Usable Privacy Policy Project: Combining Crowdsourcing, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to Semi-Automatically Answer Those Privacy Questions Users Care About, Tech. Report CMU-ISR-13-119 [with N. Sadeh, A. Acquisti, T.D. Breaux, L.F. Cranor, A.M. McDonald, J. Reidenberg, N.A. Smith, F. Liu, F. Schaub and S. Wilson] (2013).

  • Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools, Fordham CLIP (2013) [with J. Reidenberg, J. Kovnot, T.B. Norton, R. Cloutier and D. Alvarado], available at

  • Allocation of New Top-Level Domain Names and the Effect Upon Religious Freedom, 12 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 697 (2013), available at

  • Internet Jurisdiction: A Survey of Legal Scholarship Published in English and United States Case Law, Fordham CLIP (2013) [with J. Reidenberg, J. Debelak, J. Kovnot, M. Bright, D. Alvarado, A. Rosen and E. Seiderman], available at

Media Appearances

Facebook Faces 'a Tsunami' of Lawsuits Over Data Privacy, The Street (print) (March 30, 2018),

Airbnb guests find hidden cameras in rentals, CBS This Morning (television and print) (December 6, 2017),

If Children’s Data Are Delivered to Strangers, Who’s to Blame?, Bloomberg BNA (print) (August 10, 2017),

Facebook Study Prompts New Worries About Privacy, NBC Nightly News (television) (June 30, 2014),

What you really agree to when you click ‘accept’, CNN Money (print) (May 19, 2014),

Teaching kids about privacy and social media gains traction, CBS News (television and print) (March 31, 2014),

Report: Student data should be controlled by schools, not state.  LoHud, The Journal News (print) (December 15, 2013),

Privacy Education, WFUV, Fordham Conversations (radio) (November 30, 2013) [with J. Reidenberg],


  • Fordham University, School of Law, LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, awarded magna cum laude (highest honors) (2013)
  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, JD (2006)
  • UNC - Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School, BSBA (2002)

Bar Admissions

State of New York (2007)

State of California (2010)

State of Colorado (2016) (inactive)

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2007)

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023