Data Cartels: The Companies that Control and Monopolize Our Information

Sarah Lamden’s new book, Data Cartels: The Companies that Control and Monopolize Our Information, came out earlier this month, and Sarah is currently making the webinar and podcast rounds to discuss it. In her book, Sarah discusses the unregulated underworld of what she terms “data cartels,” and demonstrates how the entities mining, commodifying, and selling our data and informational resources perpetuate social inequalities and threaten the democratic sharing of knowledge.

In this week’s webinar with the METRO NY Library Council, Sarah not only discussed what prompted her from making the switch from law librarian to law professor, but highlighted some of the other articles, websites, and media that may be of interest to people interested in data privacy.

Sarah has a few events coming up if you’d like to catch her in conversation:

Authors Alliance & Internet Archive, Nov. 30 at 10am PT

The Shifting Schools Podcast (episode out next week)


Associate Director of Research and Instruction, Boley Law Library, Lewis and Clark Law School, in Portland, Oregon.