Sarah Lamdan is a Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law who specializes in information law and policy across the spectrum from open government to personal privacy. She also has a master's degree in library science and legal information management. Along with teaching administrative law, data privacy, and freedom of information law, Sarah also works with open access and data privacy groups. She is a member of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative, was the 2022 Senior Fellow with SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and is a fellow at NYU Law School's Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy. Sarah's book, Data Cartels (Stanford University Press), analyzes the transition of publishers and electronic database providers to data analytics firms.


Professor Lamdan will be speaking at two upcoming OSU Library-sponsored events:

Monday, November 28th at noon: An introduction to the current state of data brokering by companies in the scholarly communication environment.  Learn how data being collected and repackaged for sale out of context, without permission and without safeguards is a problem we need to address.

Register in advance for this webinar (Limited to 500 attendees):


Friday, December 2nd at 1PM:  A session for students and faculty.  As Oregon State students and faculty, do you know how publishers use your access to articles to create a profile that they repackage and sell to government agencies and other interested third parties?  Join us for a discussion with Sarah Lamdan to learn how some publishers have shifted into data brokering.

Register in advance for this webinar (Limited to 500 attendees):


Find out more about these events and OSULPs Data Privacy & Social Justice guide 

Posted - November 15, 2022