Joel R. Reidenberg

Joel R. Reidenberg

Scholar Title: Founding Academic Director, Center on Law and Information Policy
Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: Fordham University

Joel R. Reidenberg holds the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair in Law at Fordham University where he is the Founding Academic Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School. His current research focuses on privacy in public, information surveillance, privacy and cloud computing in public schools, and the impact of patents on the smartphone industry. He is currently also a Principal Investigator on the Usable Privacy Policy Project, a multi-year collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation and involving Fordham CLIP and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford.

Professor Reidenberg is an expert on information technology law and policy. His scholarship has appeared in leading law journals including the Emory Law Journal, Hastings Law Journal, Houston Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Texas Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Wake Forest Law Review. Outside the United States, he has published widely in Europe and is a co-author of three leading books and monographs on international data privacy law.

Professor Reidenberg has testified before the U.S. Congress on data privacy issues, served as a consultant to both the Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission, and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington in connection with privacy litigation. He has also chaired the Section on Defamation and Privacy of the Association of American Law Schools and is a former chair of the association's Section on Law and Computers.

Prior to joining the Fordham law faculty, Professor Reidenberg practiced law in Washington, DC, with the international telecommunications group of the firm Debevoise & Plimpton and has also served as a member of several Advisory Panels for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment.

Joel Reidenberg passed away in April 2020.


Ph.D Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), 2003

D.E.A. Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), 1987   

J.D. Columbia University School of Law, 1986  

A.B. Dartmouth College, 1983