Mark Verstraete is a Privacy & Freedom of Speech Post-doctoral Research Associate for the Center for Digital Society and Data Studies at the University of Arizona, and will be working primarily for faculty in the University’s James E. Rogers College of Law. His research examines how technology and law distribute power across networks (government, civil society, etc.) and the implications of those distributions. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has a JD from Harvard Law School where he was a teaching fellow for a class on Internet privacy and a research assistant to Prof. Brett Frischmann. Mr. Verstraete’s work for the Center and for affiliated faculty in Law will focus on questions of data privacy and related regulations. He is writing a white paper that maps the fake news landscape and identifies possible roadblocks to effective solutions. He is also working on two law review articles: one about automatic execution of private agreements and another about algorithmic decision making by administrative agencies