Welcome.

Hello! My name is Mike Katell and I’m a PhD candidate, researcher, and lecturer at the University of Washington Information School. I am an information and data ethicist whose research spans questions of tech policy, law, justice, and human agency. In my blog you’ll find posts about the nature of privacy, the emergence of algorithmic reputation, the power and reach of the information industry, and the use of information technology by government actors.

I am a affiliated with the UW Tech Policy Lab, the Value Sensitive Design Lab, and I am co-director of the research cooperative, the Critical Platform Studies Group.

You can read my blog posts on this site. Links to some of my publications can be viewed on Google Scholar and SSRN.

You can also follow me on Twitter @mikekatell.

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