Dr. Michael Zimmer, associate professor of computer science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was recently appointed to the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Agricultural Trade and Consumer Protection’s Data Privacy and Security Advisory Committee.
A privacy and internet ethics scholar, Zimmer’s work focuses on digital privacy, internet research ethics, data ethics, and the broader social and ethical dimensions of emerging technologies.
Zimmer will serve on the committee as the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) representative.
Zimmer will work with the committee to discuss the state of data privacy and security in the state of Wisconsin. The committee was originally created in the summer of 2019 in effort to facilitate communication across stakeholders and to develop legislation that will address data security and data breach challenges facing consumers and businesses in Wisconsin.
Zimmer’s articles have been published in The Washington Post. He’s been a guest on several National Public Radio shows, including “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.”
Zimmer’s expertise has also been cited in numerous scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academies of Sciences and the Office of Human Research Protection in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Last month, Zimmer was also named to inaugural ACM Technology Policy Council. Learn more about Zimmer’s work on his website.