Alex Marthews is a surveillance activist and researcher. As a researcher, Alex coauthored a study of the chilling effect arising from the Snowden revelations, that was the most-downloaded paper on SSRN in July 2014. He has a master’s degree in public policy from UC Berkeley, where he helped to design their first course on Cyberlaw and researched discrimination in online blocking and filtering systems. In his previous career, he was the executive director of nonprofits in the fields of historic preservation, poverty, and girls’ education in East Africa. Since becoming a proud US citizen in 2012, Alex founded Digital Fourth, aiming to ensure that Fourth Amendment protections applied in the digital world, and then was also elected as national chair of Restore The Fourth in 2014. He campaigned for the sunset of the PATRIOT Act in 2015, and helped launch the legislative scorecard on surveillance at www.decidethefuture.org.
David Law is the Treasurer of the Campaign for Digital Fourth Amendment Rights. Professor Law is a visiting fellow at Princeton and is tenured at Washington University in St. Louis. His interests include public law, comparative law, law and social science, judicial politics, and constitutional and political theory. His scholarship is interdisciplinary and combines quantitative and qualitative research methods with comparative approaches to the study of global constitutionalism, constitutional adjudication, and judicial decision-making more generally. Prior to entering academia, he served as executive editor of the Harvard Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and practiced law with Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles. He then obtained a Ph.D. in political science at Stanford University, where he held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and concurrently attended the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar, where he received a degree in European and comparative law. He is a member of the executive committee of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.
Catherine Tucker is the Clerk of the Campaign for Digital Fourth Amendment Rights. She is an Associate Professor (with tenure) of Marketing at MIT Sloan. Her research interests lie in how technology allows firms to use digital data to improve their operations and marketing and in the challenges this poses for regulations designed to promote innovation. She has particular expertise in online advertising, digital health, social media and electronic privacy. Generally, most of her research lies in the interface between Marketing, Economics and Law. She has received an NSF CAREER award for her work on digital privacy and a Garfield Award for her work on electronic medical records. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She holds a Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University, and a BA from Oxford University.
Our newest board member is Adam Brasel. Adam is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Boston College. His primary area of interest is visual marketing and media perception. As co-director of the Marketing Interfaces Lab, he uses eyetrackers and other advanced tools to explore how the rapidly changing media environment affects consumer perception and visual processing. His research explores issues ranging from how consumers media-multitask between computers and televisions, to what happens to perception during the fast-forwarding of TV commercials, to the effects of brand placement in videogames. His research has appeared in venues such as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Economist, and Perception. Adam currently teaches the “Marketing Research” and “Communications & Promotions” courses in both the undergraduate and MBA programs.