Elana Zeide is a Privacy Research Fellow at New York University's Information Law Institute. Her research spans a broad range of privacy-related issues, including: jurisprudential efforts to reconcile the values of privacy and freedom of expression; privacy as a changing cultural norm and construct; and frameworks to facilitate technological innovation in education while preserving student privacy in the context of cloud computing and data-driven learning platforms.
Elana graduated from Yale University and New York University's School of Law. She subsequently worked as a Litigation Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLC, a Legal Analyst at Bloomberg L.P., and a Visiting Professor at Yale University, where she taught courses on Free Speech and the First Amendment. She previously focused on privacy and media law as a sole practitioner, counseling a wide array of traditional and digital media clients on First Amendment, Information Law, and Intellectual Property issues.
Her publications include “In Bed with the Military?: First Amendment Implications of Embedded Journalism" in The New York University Law Review and in The First Amendment Law Handbook, published by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the chapter “Legal and Privacy Considerations Resulting from Data Mining” in the upcoming textbook Business Analytics, edited by Jay Liebowitz.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Elana was a journalist in London and New York, and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University's School of the Arts. She believes she is the only person to have both reported for and represented The National Enquirer.