Bryce Newell

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3843
  • Office: Franklin Bldg., Rm 143
  • City: Eugene
  • Interests: Surveillance, Privacy, Access to Information, Media/Internet Law and Policy, Social Study of ICTs, Law and Technology, Information Studies, Cybercrime, Policing, Immigration, Qualitative Social Research, Legal Research
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  • Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Bryce C. Newell, PhD, JD, is an Assistant Professor of Media Law and Policy in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, and a research associate with the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University's Law School (in the Netherlands). Previously, he was an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, a postdoctoral researcher at TILT, and Google Policy Fellow at the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law). Bryce is also a Board Member of the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) (a British charity); Dialogue Editor of the SSN's academic journal, Surveillance & Society; and a founding member of the Editorial Board Committee for the new open-access journal, Technology and Regulation (TechReg).

His research has examined police adoption and use of body-worn cameras, bystanders recording police officers, the public disclosure of police surveillance records, the legal regulation of police surveillance, privacy law, migrant perceptions of state surveillance along the US-Mexico border, the information practices of undocumented migrants and humanitarian migrant-aid workers, and issues in copyright law. His documentary film and video production work has been exhibited at museums in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, and has been screened at film festivals and on university campuses across the United States. He has discussed his research on NPR (All Things Considered), written about body-worn cameras for Slate, and his research has been cited in a variety of outlets, including the New York Times Magazine.

He has published dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, law review articles, conference papers, and book chapters. He has also co-edited two books: "Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space" (Routledge) and "Privacy in Public Space: Conceptual and Regulatory Challenges" (Edward Elgar). He co-edited a special symposisum section of Law & Social Inquiry on the subject of "Visual Data and the Law" in 2018, and guest edited a debate section on "The Privacy and Surveillance Implications of Police Body Cameras" for Surveillance & Society in 2016.

He is licensed to practice law in California (currently on voluntary inactive status).

 

Education

PhD (Information Science), University of Washington
MS (Information Science), University of Washington
JD (Law), University of California, Davis School of Law
BS (Multimedia Communication Technology), Utah Valley State College

 

Publications

Books

"Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space," edited by Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan, and Bert-Jaap Koops. Routledge (Routledge Studies in Surveillance book series) (2019) (link).

"Privacy in Public Space: Conceptual and Regulatory Challenges," edited by Tjerk Timan, Bryce Clayton Newell, and Bert-Jaap Koops. Edward Elgar Publishing (2017) (link).

Journal Articles

Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, and Bryce Clayton Newell, “’Mind the Five’: Guidelines for Data Privacy and Security in Humanitarian Work With Undocumented Migrants and Other Vulnerable Populations.” Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&T). Early view online at https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24317.

Ivan Škorvánek, Bert-Jaap Koops, Bryce Clayton Newell, and Andrew Roberts, “’My Computer is My Castle’: New Privacy Frameworks to Regulate Police Hacking.” BYU Law Review (forthcoming).

Bert-Jaap Koops, Bryce Clayton Newell, and Ivan Škorvánek, “Location Tracking by Police: The Regulation of ‘Tireless and Absolute Surveillance.’” UC Irvine Law Review 9 (3): 635–698 (2019).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Context, Visibility, and Control: Police Work and the Contested Objectivity of Bystander Video.” New Media & Society 21 (1): 60–76 (2019).

Bert-Jaap Koops, Bryce Clayton Newell, Andrew Roberts, Ivan Škorvánek, and Maša Galič, “The Reasonableness of Remaining Unobserved: A Comparative Analysis of Visual Surveillance and Voyeurism in Criminal Law.” Law & Social Inquiry 43 (4): 1210–1235 (2018).

Brayne, S., Levy, K., and Bryce Clayton Newell, “Visual Data and the Law.” Law & Social Inquiry 43 (4): 1149–1163 (2018) (editorial)

Bryce Clayton Newell and Ruben Greidanus, “Officer Discretion and the Choice to Record: Officer Attitudes Towards Body-Worn Camera Activation.” North Carolina Law Review 96 (5): 1525–1578 (2018) (invited).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Privacy as Antipower: In Pursuit of Non-Domination.” European Data Protection Law Review 4 (1): 12–16 (2018) (invited Foreword).

Bryce Clayton Newell, Ricardo Gomez, and Verónica E. Guajardo, “Sensors, Cameras, and the New ‘Normal’ in Clandestine Migration: How Undocumented Migrants Experience Surveillance at the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Surveillance & Society 15 (1): 21–41 (2017).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Collateral Visibility: A Socio-Legal Study of Police Body Camera Adoption, Privacy, and Public Disclosure in Washington State.” Indiana Law Journal 92 (4): 1329–1399 (2017) (research referenced in the New York Times Magazine [Oct. 18, 2016]).

Bert-Jaap Koops, Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan, Ivan Škorvánek, Tomislav Chokrevski, and Maša Galič, “A Typology of Privacy.” University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 38 (2): 483–575 (2017).

Bryce Clayton Newell, Ricardo Gomez, and Verónica E. Guajardo, “Information Seeking, Technology Use, and Vulnerability among Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border.” The Information Society 32 (3): 176–191 (2016).

Randy K. Lippert and Bryce Clayton Newell, “Introduction: The Privacy and Surveillance Implications of Police Body Cameras.” Surveillance & Society 14 (1): 113–116 (2016) (editorial) (14th most read article in Surveillance & Society between 2010–2018 [based on 916 full PDF views/year; see details here]).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Technopolicing, Surveillance, and Citizen Oversight: A Neorepublican Theory of Liberty and Information Control.” Government Information Quarterly 31 (3): 421–431 (2014).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “The Massive Metadata Machine: Liberty, Power, and Secret Mass Surveillance in the U.S. and Europe.” I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 10 (2): 481–522 (2014).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Local Law Enforcement Jumps on the Big Data Bandwagon: Automated License Plate Recognition Systems, Information Privacy, and Access to Government Information.” Maine Law Review 66 (2): 397–435 (2014) (invited).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Crossing Lenses: Policing’s New Visibility and the Role of ‘Smartphone Journalism’ as a Form of Freedom-Preserving Reciprocal Surveillance.” Journal of Law, Technology & Policy 2014 (1): 59–104 (2014).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Rethinking Reasonable Expectations of Privacy in Online Social Networks.” Richmond Journal of Law & Technology 17 (4), art. 12: 1–62 (2011).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Freedom of Panorama: A Comparative Look at International Restrictions on Public Photography.” Creighton Law Review 44 (2): 405–428 (2011).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Discounting the Sweat of the Brow: Converging International Standards for Electronic Database Protection.” Intellectual Property Law Bulletin 15 (2): 111–122 (2011).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Independent Creation and Originality in the Age of Imitated Reality: A Comparative Analysis of Copyright and Database Protection for Digital Models of Real People.” BYU International Law & Management Review 6 (2): 93–126 (2010).

Book Chapters

Bryce Clayton Newell, Sylvia de Conca, and Kristen Thomasen, “Surveillance and Privacy in North American Public Spaces.” In Surveillance, Privacy, and Public Space, edited by Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan, and Bert-Jaap Koops. Routledge (2019).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Surveillance and Privacy in the Streets: An Introduction.” In Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space, edited by Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan, and Bert-Jaap Koops. Routledge (2019) (introduction).

Tjerk Timan, Bryce Clayton Newell, and Bert-Jaap Koops, “Introduction: Conceptual Directions for Privacy in Public Space.” In Privacy in Public Space: Conceptual and Regulatory Challenges, edited by Tjerk Timan, Bryce Clayton Newell, and Bert-Jaap Koops. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 1–46 (2017) (introduction).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Mass Surveillance, Privacy, and Freedom: A Case for Public Access to Information about Mass Government Surveillance Programs.” In Privacy, Security and Accountability: Ethics, Law, and Policy, edited by Adam D. Moore, 203–222. Rowman & Littlefield International (2015).

Bryce Clayton Newell, Cheryl A. Metoyer, and Adam D. Moore, “Privacy in the Family.” In Social Dimensions of Privacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Beate Roessler and Dorota Mokrosinska, 104–121. Cambridge University Press (2015).

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, and Bryce Clayton Newell, “Documenting the Undocumented: Privacy and Security Guidelines for Humanitarian Work with Irregular Migrants.” In Proceedings of iConference 2019 (Information in Contemporary Society, edited by Natalie Greene Taylor, Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Michelle H. Martin, and Bonnie Nardi, 236–244 (Springer: Lecture Notes in Computer Science) (nominated for Lee Dirks Award for Best Full Research Paper; 1 of 5 finalists).

Bryce C. Newell and Ricardo Gomez, “Informal Networks, Phones and Facebook: Information Seeking and Technology Use by Undocumented Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border.” In Proceedings of iConference 2015 (2015) (nominated for Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper Award; 1 of 5 finalists).

Katya Yefimova, Moriah Neils, Bryce Clayton Newell, and Ricardo Gomez, “Fotohistorias: Participatory Photography as a Methodology to Elicit the Life Experiences of Migrants.” In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 3672–3681 (2015).

Franziska Roesner, Tamara Denning, Bryce Clayton Newell, Tadayoshi Kohno & Ryan Calo, “Augmented Reality: Hard Problems of Law and Policy.” In Proceedings (adjunct) of 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 1283–1288 (Workshop on Usable Privacy & Security for wearable and domestic ubIquitous DEvices (UPSIDE)) (2014).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Public Places, Private Lives: Balancing Privacy and Freedom of Expression in the United Kingdom.” In Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), 51(1), 1–10 (2014).

Bryce Clayton Newell and Joseph T. Tennis, “Me, My Metadata, and the NSA: Privacy and Government Metadata Surveillance Programs.” In Proceedings of iConference 2014: 345–355 (2014).

David P. Randall and Bryce Clayton Newell, “The Panoptic Librarian: The Role of Video Surveillance in the Modern Public Library.” In Proceedings of iConference 2014: 508–521 (2014).

Bryce Clayton Newell and David P. Randall, “Video Surveillance in Public Libraries: a Case of Unintended Consequences?” In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS): 1932–1941 (2013).

Refereed Conference Posters

Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, and Bryce Clayton Newell, “Documenting the Undocumented: Privacy and Security Guidelines for Humanitarian Work with Irregular Migrants.” In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD X) (2019).

Bryce Clayton Newell, Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, and David Nemer, “Exacerbating the Vulnerabilities of Undocumented Migrants: The Risks Involved in the Humanitarian Information Activities of Migrant-Aid Organizations.” In Proceedings of iConference 2018 (2018).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Context, Visibility, and Control: Contesting the Objectivity of Visual (Video) Records of Police-Citizen Interactions.” In Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T 2017) 54 (1): 766–767 (2017).

Reports / White Papers

Ryan Calo, Tamara Denning, Batya Friedman, Tadayoshi Kohno, Lassana Magassa, Emily McReynolds, Bryce Clayton Newell, Franzi Roesner, and Jesse Woo,  “Augmented Reality: A Technology and Policy Primer” (Seattle, WA: UW Tech Policy Lab) (2015).

Encyclopedia Entries

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Katz v. United States (1967).” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy, edited by Bruce A. Arrigo. SAGE (2018).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “Kyllo v. United States (2001).” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy, edited by Bruce A. Arrigo. SAGE (2018).

Bryce Clayton Newell, “European Convention on Human Rights.” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy, edited by Bruce A. Arrigo. SAGE (2018).