Elana Zeide teaches, researches and writes about emerging technology and law. Her work explores the growing importance of digital profiles, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence in education, finance, and employment decisions. Elana is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Law, where she teaches courses on Entertainment Law & New Media and Big Data, AI, Robots and the Law. She is also a Visiting Fellow at Yale School of Law’s Information Society Project, an Affiliate at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy, and an Affiliate at Data & Society Research Institute. Recent articles include Student Privacy in the Age of Big Data, The Limits of Education Purpose Limitations, and The Structural Consequences of Big Data-Driven Education.
Elana graduated from Yale University and New York University’s School of Law, earning both a J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation. Elana worked as a Litigation Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and a Legal Analyst at Bloomberg Media before opening her own privacy, media, and platform law practice. She began her academic career as a Microsoft Research Fellow at New York University’s Information Law Institute. Elana has also provided educational, consulting, legal services for schools, companies, organizations, and policymakers, including Microsoft, Macmillan, Princeton University and Summit Learning Schools.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Elana was a journalist and pop culture columnist 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 legally represented The National Enquirer.