An information scientist by training, Dr. King is a recognized expert and scholar in information privacy. Sitting at the intersection of human-computer interaction, law, and the social sciences, her research examines the public’s understanding and expectations of online privacy as well as the policy implications of emerging technologies.
Most recently, her research explored alternatives to notice and consent with the World Economic Forum, the impact of California’s new privacy laws, and dark patterns. Her past work includes projects focusing on social media, genetic privacy, mobile application platforms, the Internet of Things (IoT), and digital surveillance. Her scholarship has been recognized for its impact on policymaking by the Future of Privacy Forum, and she has been an invited speaker before the Federal Trade Commission at several Commission workshops.
Dr. King has been featured in numerous publications and outlets, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Recode, CNBC, Bloomberg, CNET, Vox, NBC News, MIT Technology Review, among others, and previously served as the Director of Consumer Privacy at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and as Co-director of the Center for Technology, Society, and Policy; a graduate student led research center at UC Berkeley.