Elaine Sedenberg leads global research and academic engagement for Facebook's Privacy and Data Policy team and is an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She has a Ph.D. from the Berkeley School of Information, where she completed her dissertation "Information-intensive innovation: the changing role of the private firm in the research ecosystem through the study of biosensed data." Sedenberg's research challenges the theory of linear innovation, and explores how research strategy, practice, and data policies intersect within a modern information firm. Sedenberg previously served as the Co-Director of the Center for Technology, Society & Policy (CTSP), and held a Science Policy Fellowship at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) in Washington, DC. She was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and also holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with highest honors.
Preserving records of what user content is taken down—and why—could make platforms more accountable and transparent