KIRSTEN MARTIN (CV) is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of Technology Ethics and is Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

She researches privacy, technology, and corporate responsibility. She has written about privacy and the ethics of technology in leading academic journals across disciplines (Journal of Business Ethics, BEQ, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Journal of Legal Studies, Washington University Law Review, Journal of Business Research, etc) as well as practitioner publications such as MISQ Executive.  She is the Technology and Business Ethics editor for the Journal of Business Ethics and the recipient of three NSF grants for her work on privacy, technology, and ethics.  Dr. Martin is also an affiliate of Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity and a member of the advisory board for the Future Privacy Forum.  She is regularly asked to speak on privacy and the ethics of big data, including her recent Tedx talk.  She has a recent book with Ed Freeman and Bobby Parmar, The Logic of AND: Responsible Business without Trade-Offs. 

 She earned her B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan and her MBA and Ph.D from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business


  1. Legitimacy and AI Decisions with Ari Waldman
  2. Manipulation, Choice, and Privacy.  Albany Law Review
  3. New book: Freeman, E, Martin, K and Parmar, B. In Press – Spring 2020.  The Logic of AND: Responsible Business without Trade-Offs. Columbia University Press.


  • December 9, 2020.  Re-Imagining the Digital Age.  Panelist.


  • April 21-22, 2020. Speaker. Global Solutions Summit (Policy Summit for G20). Berlin (virtual).
  • January 28, 2020. Panelist.  Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “You Don’t Say: An FTC Workshop on Voice Cloning Technologies”
  • January 21, 2020. Invited Talk.  University of Notre Dame.
  • November 2019.   Distinguished Lecture on Big Data Law and Policy.  The Ohio State University.
  • November 2019. Manipulation, Privacy, and Market Failures. Northeast Privacy Conference.  (Princeton, NJ).
  • October 2019.  “Deep Fakes”. National Press Club. Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center.
  • October 2019. “The New Debate on Corporate Purpose: Shareholders vs. Stakeholders” New York University Law School.
  • June 2019. Master Ethics Teacher Award. Teaching Ethics in Universities Conference: Master Class in Business Ethics.  BYU
  • May 21, 2019. Teaching Business Ethics Conference.  Bentley University.
  • May 22, 2019.    Artificial Intelligence – The Big Picture.  Global Business Ethics Forum.  Bentley University.
  • March 12, 2019. Privacy and Business Ethics. Foresight Speaker Series. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
  • February 28, 2019.  “How will a changing regulation environment affect data businesses?” National Association of Business Economists. Washington DC.
  • February 8, 2019.  Ethics and Accountability of Algorithms.  University of Maryland Smith School of Business.
  • November 2, 2018. Keynote Address.  Ethics and Accountability in AI.  Ethics and AI Conference.  Toronto.
  • September 2018. Privacy Governance for Trust.  Washington University Law Review Symposium:  Trust and Privacy in the Digital Age. St Louis.
  • September 2018. Stakeholder Frictions.  With Rob Phillips.  Strategic Management Society (Paris).
  • August 2018. Measuring the Privacy Paradox.  Society of Business Ethics Meeting (Chicago).
  • May 2018. Empirical Studies using Mechanical Turk.  NSF Workshop on the Convergence of Human and Technical Perspectives in the Future of Work.  Washington, DC.
  • April 11, 2018. Ethical Issues in the Big Data Industry. Featured Speaker. Society for Information Management.
  • April 9, 2018. Measuring Privacy.  Cornell Tech.  New York City.
  • March 1, 2018. Cybersecurity and Corporate Citizenship. Keynote Speaker.  AEGIS (EU-US Dialogue in Cybersecurity) Design Thinking Event.
  • December 2017. Panelist: 4th Annual Public Policy Conference on the Law & Economics of Privacy at the George Mason University School of Law.
  • November 3, 2017. Privacy Online. Tedx Charlottesville.
  • October 2017. Ethical Implications And Accountability Of Algorithms. Panelist. INFORMS (Houston).
  • August 17, 2017. Ethics of Big Data. U.S. Treasury Department Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance. 
  • August 2017. Is contracting around lawful opportunism an option? w/Gaston de los Reyes.  Academy of Management Meeting (Anaheim, CA).
  • June 2017. What is private about ‘public’ data? w/ Helen Nissenbaum Privacy Law Scholars Conference (Washington DC).
  • December 8, 2016. Consumers’ Value of the Appropriate Use of Information Online. Economics & Privacy Research Roundtable for Privacy Fellows. George Mason University School of Law.
  • August 9-10, 2016. Big Data in Education: Balancing Research Needs and Student Privacy.  Invited Panelist.   sponsored byNational Academy of Education. 
  • August 2016. Is contracting around lawful opportunism an option? w/Gaston de los Reyes.  Academy of Management Meeting (Anaheim, CA).
  • June 22, 2016. Limits to Consumers’ Privacy Exchange Online. 4th Annual Public Policy Conference on the Law & Economics of Privacy at the George Mason University School of Law.
  • May 10, 2016. Big Data, Privacy, and Ethics. University of Seattle.
  • April 29, 2016. Limits to Consumers’ Privacy Exchange Online. Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference at the George Mason University School of Law.