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Ido Sivan-Sevilla

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Ido Sivan-Sevilla ​​​​​​is a comparative social scientist & technologist who measures and theorizes about the way our information society is governed. He investigates digital risk governance over a broad range of cybersecurity, privacy, discrimination, and manipulation problems, looking at governance structures set by private industries, elected officials, and bureaucrats, across sectors and political systems. Methodologically, Sivan-Sevilla utilizes his technological background to empirically investigate industries (e.g. AdTech) and threat actors (e.g. hackers & trackers), shedding light on bottom-up governance arrangements. He complements such understanding with text analysis, interviews, and surveys to uncover and explain the operation of top-down policy regimes in this space, by private and public actors (e.g. cyber insurers, certifiers, policymakers, and regulators).

His work has been published or presented in The Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Risk Research, Policy & Internet, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, NATO’s International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), and FTC’s Privacy Conference, among other venues.