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Jasmine McNealy is an attorney, critical public interest technologist, and social scientist who studies media & technology with a view toward influencing law and policy, and emphasizing technological ecosystems, privacy, surveillance, and data governance.

She is a Senior Fellow in Tech Policy with the Mozilla Foundation, a tenured, associate professor at the University of Florida. Jasmine has also completed a term as a technology advisor for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Jasmine is also the founder and principal of The Alveary LLC.



Jan 11, 2019

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Jasmine McNealy

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

McNealy is researching surveillance literacy and anti-surveillance tactics and advocacy in marginalized groups


Tech Policy Press

What We're Talking About When We Talk About Rural AI

Jasmine McNealy checks in with Justin Hendrix on her two day workshop touching on topics such as discrimination in algorithmic systems.

May 12, 2024

We Need A Policy Agenda for Rural AI

Although there is no one universal definition of “rural,” in general, rural areas are those outside of population centers and their suburbs. In the US, these areas cover…

Nov 17, 2023
Tech Policy Press

We Need A Policy Agenda for Rural AI

BKC Faculty Associate Jasmine McNealy explains why rural communities must be included in the development of policies related to artificial intelligence. 

Oct 16, 2023
Yale Journal of Law & Technology

Sonic Privacy

BKC Faculty Associate Jasmine McNealy writes about the recognition of sonic privacy.

Sep 1, 2022
Data & Society

The Impact of Dark Patterns on Communities of Color

Jasmine McNealy and Stephanie Nguyen recap an FTC Workshop Panel Discussion

May 17, 2021
All Tech Is Human

Improving Social Media: Misinformation & Free Expression

Jasmine McNealy joins a discussion on tackling misinformation and disinformation

Feb 25, 2021

Trump social media ban will feature in future antitrust hearings

Jasmine McNealy discusses policy issues likely to appear on a Democratic-controlled agenda.

Jan 13, 2021

From whistleblower laws to unions: How Google’s AI ethics meltdown could shape policy

Rediet Abebe and Jasmine McNealy speak to VentureBeat about funding from Google

Dec 16, 2020
Yale ISP

Jasmine McNealy on Amplifying Otherness

Jasmine McNealy joins discussion hosted by Yale ISP

Sep 2, 2020
USA Today

Sick of unwanted Twitter replies? New feature lets users limit who can reply to tweets

Jasmine McNealy discusses the feature and the First Amendment

Aug 11, 2020
New Books in Technology

Interview: Design Justice

Sasha Costanza-Chock discusses their book Design Justice on New Books in Technology

Jul 27, 2020
UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

Human Rights Racial Equality & New Information Technologies

Human Rights Racial Equality & New Information Technologies

Jul 8, 2020
The Center for Journalism Ethics

A Guide to Covering Hate Speech Without Amplifying It

Jasmine McNealy says the U.S. Constitution needs to be understood within a power framework

Jun 29, 2020
CogX 2020

On Data Ecologies and Sacred Data

Jonnie Penn and Jasmine McNealy speak at CogX 2020

Jun 25, 2020
New Books in Technology Podcast

The Paradoxes of Network Neutralities

Russell Newman joins Jasmine McNealy to dicuss his book, “The Paradoxes of Network Neutralities”

Feb 3, 2020
Route Fifty

One State May Become the First to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Genealogy Databases

A state lawmaker in Utah wants police to stop using consumer genealogy databases to help them find criminals.

Jan 21, 2020
New Books in Technology Podcast

The Smart Enough City

Ben Green joins Jasmine McNealy on the New Books in Technology podcast

Jan 20, 2020
Nieman Lab

A call for context

Jasmine McNealy on why “context is ever more important in this era of data-driven elections, social media, and emerging technology.”

Dec 20, 2019
Data Governance Design Conference

Watch: Jasmine McNealy at the Data Governance Design Conference

The BKC faculty associate participated in a panel called “Situating/Framing Data Governance”

Dec 11, 2019


Nov 17, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Red and Blue Realities: Political Discourse and the 2020 Election

Video & Podcast: How asymmetrically polarized media in the United States shape political discourse

Video & Podcast: How asymmetrically polarized media in the United States shape political discourse

Sep 24, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

A New Jim Code?

Featuring Ruha Benjamin on Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life

VIDEO & PODCAST: Ruha Benjamin presents the concept of the “New Jim Code" to explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity: by explicitly amplifying racial…

May 7, 2019 @ 12:00 PM


Featuring members of the BKC Community

PODCAST & VIDEO: Berkman Klein community members will share their research, passions, and musings in 5 minute Ignite talks. These topics may range from misinformation online to…