Conducting fieldwork at the U.S.-Mexico Border, May 2014.

About Me

Bryce C. Newell is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), Tilburg University (The Netherlands). He specializes in policing, surveillance, criminal procedure, criminal law, privacy, access to informationsocial informatics, immigration, and mixed-methods empirical research. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Indiana Law JournalUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Government Information Quarterly, Surveillance & SocietyThe Information SocietyMaine Law Review, Creighton Law Review, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, University of Illinois Journal of Law Technology & Policy, and the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology (among others). His forthcoming book, entitled Policing, Visibility, and Power (under contract with The MIT Press) is based on a multi-year empirical study of body-camera adoption by two municipal police departments in Washington State (USA). The book draws on qualitative fieldwork, interviews, quantitative surveys, and legal research to critically examine how body cameras, citizen (bystander) video, and freedom of information law impact police work, promote police transparency and accountability, and increase the visibility of both police officers and civilians alike. He is also co-editor of another forthcoming book, entitled Privacy in Public Spaces: Conceptual and Regulatory Challenges (Edward Elgar Publishing).

Bryce earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Information Science at the University of Washington, where he was affiliated with the UW Tech Policy Lab, the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab, the Comparative Law and Society Studies (CLASS) Center, and the Program on Values in Society (earning a postgraduate certificate in ethics and political philosophy). He also holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where was an Articles Editor at the UC Davis Business Law Journal and submissions committee member and Web Chair of the UC Davis Journal of International Law & Policy. He is licensed to practice law in California (currently inactive), and is a former Google Policy Fellow.

Bryce has discussed his research on NPR (All Things Considered) and written about body-worn cameras for SlateHe recently co-edited a special debate section on police-worn body cameras in Surveillance & Society, and has published chapters in books published by Cambridge University Press and Rowman and Littlefield International.  Bryce has also presented (or workshopped) his research at a variety of notable conferences, including the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Law & Society Association (LSA), the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), the Amsterdam Privacy ConferenceComputers Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP)and the iConference .