Anita Allen-Castellitto

Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy; Vice Provost, University of Pennsylvania

Anita L. Allen is an attorney and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also an affiliate of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, the Africana Studies Department, the Warren Center for Data and Network Science and the Center for Technology Innovation and Competition. Allen served for seven years as Penn's Vice Provost for Faculty and Chair of the Provost's Arts and Culture Council. A past President of the American Philosophical Association, Allen is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Allen served on President Barack Obama's National Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and the boards of the National Constitution Center, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Allen is a graduate of Harvard Law School, with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, and honorary doctorates from Tilburg Universitry in the Netherlands and the College of Wooster in the USA. She is a globally recognized expert on privacy, data protection and values. Her books include Privacy Law and Society, Unpopular Privacy, The New Ethics, and Why Privacy Isn’t Everything. Allen has been a columnist and featured on National Public Radio and in newspapers, magazines and blogs, including The New York Times, The Stone and What It’s Like to be a Philosopher.

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