Nick Doty

UC Berkeley, School of Information

January 27, 2021

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Status of This Document

This is a section of a published dissertation: Enacting Privacy in Internet Standards.


Thanks to my advisors, colleagues, friends and family.

Thanks to colleagues and friends in the Doctoral Research and Theory Workshop and Berkeley writing groups over the last several years, both for sharing their own work so that I could learn from their practices and for reviewing several chapters of this dissertation and providing thorough, kind and constructive feedback.

Thanks to colleagues at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and in the tech field generally for encouraging me to learn and contribute. While I fear that these settings are not as accessible or welcoming as they could or should be, I know that I have benefited from being able to participate.

Thanks to my interviewees for their trust in me, candor about their own experiences and generosity with their time and expertise.

Thanks to my dissertation committee – Deirdre K. Mulligan, Jenna Burrell and Kenneth A. Bamberger – for their patience and insight; and to Paul Duguid for his useful advice, regarding my dissertation prospectus and in general.

Thanks to faculty and students at UC Berkeley and the School of Information for introducing me to ideas and challenging the ones I had; in particular: Calvin Morrill for his seminar on the sociology of law and organizations; Jenna Burrell for her introduction to qualitative research methods; the Classics reading group for critical analysis of the history of technology; and Technology & Delegation for exploring many of the fundamental ideas of this work.

Thanks to collaborators with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work on the following projects (incomplete lists, forgive me):

Thanks to the staff of the School of Information for keeping things running, in particular: Kevin Heard and Gary Lum for providing technical infrastructure and Inessa Gelfenboym Lee for helping me through writing and bureaucracy.

Thanks to John MacFarlane for pandoc and for standardizing CommonMark; thanks to Kieran Healy for LaTeX templates and for popularizing plain text social science; and thanks to the many contributors who have built the SciPy ecosystem.

Thanks to conveners and participants at the venues where I have had the opportunity to present work in progress, get essential feedback and learn from others, including: the International Workshop on Privacy Engineering, the Computing Community Consortium’s Privacy by Design Workshops, the Trustbusters Workshop at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, TPRC, the Web 2.0 Security and Privacy Workshop, South By Southwest, the TRUST Center, the Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group, the Alan Turing Institute’s Protocol Governance Group, and, most especially, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference.

Thanks to David Singer for corrections reflected in the Web version of this document.


Funding to support the research included in this dissertation and related work has been provided by: