Jenifer Sunrise Winter, PhD



Associate Professor, School of Communications
Co-Director, Pacific ICT for Development Collaborative

Research

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Co-Director of the Pacific Information and Communication Technology for Development Collaborative. My research addresses data governance and ethics associated with the global expansion of the Internet and related technologies (e.g., Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence). A main focus is on privacy and data governance in the context of Internet-based data collection and analysis. Related streams of my work illuminate how big data analytics can expose private information, thereby disadvantaging certain individuals or groups, creating unjust power differentials; and examine the underlying norms and values related to personally identifiable information (PII) gathered from the emerging array of ubiquitous embedded information technologies in different contexts and how these data are governed (e.g., privacy and security).

Recent Publications

Winter, J. S. (Ed.). (forthcoming). Special Issue: The Digital Divide at the Nexus of Social Justice, Media Justice, and Ethics. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 15(3).

Winter, J. S. (Ed.). (2018). Special Issue: Digital Inequalities and Discrimination in the Big Data Era. Journal of Information Policy, 8 (March 2018). Includes “Digital Inequalities and Discrimination in the Big Data Era: Introduction to the Special Issue.” http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jinfopoli.8.issue-2018

Rathnayake, C., & Winter, J. S. (2018). “Carrying forward the Uses and Grats 2.0 agenda: An affordance-driven measure of social media uses and gratifications.” Accepted for publication in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

Chiasson, M., Davidson, E., & Winter, J. S. (2018). “Philosophical foundations for informing the future(S) through IS research.” Special Issue on IS and Philosophy. European Journal of Information Systems. doi:10.1080/0960085X.2018.1435232

Rogerson, S., Miller, K., Winter, J. S., & Larson, D. (2018). “Information Systems ethics – challenges and opportunities.” Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society. doi:10.1108/JICES-07-2017-0041.

Winter, J. S. (2018). “Smart meter data, personal privacy, and unjust algorithmic discrimination.” In R. Luppicini (Ed.)., The Changing Scope of Technoethics in Contemporary Society. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Winter, J. S. (2018). “Right to Internet access.” In Barney Warf (Ed.)., The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet. Thousand Oaks, Ca.: SAGE.

Winter, J. S., & Davidson, E. (2018). “Big Data governance of personal health information: contextual integrity in the case of Google DeepMind Health and the UK National Health Service.” Presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, May 2018, Prague.

Winter, J. S., & Davidson, E. (2017). “Contextual integrity and governance of personal health data.” Paper presented at the 8th Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA). November 2017, University of Maryland Center for Health Information & Decision Systems, Washington, D.C. (Presented by co-author E. Davidson).

Winter, J. S., & Taylor, R. D. (2017). “Global governance of the embedded Internet: The urgency and the policy response.” Paper presented at the 46th Telecommunication Policy Research Conference. September 2017, George Mason School of Law, Washington, D.C.

Winter, J. S., & Davidson, E. (2017). “Investigating values in personal health data governance models.” Paper presented at the 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). August 2017, Boston, MA.

Rogerson, S., Miller, K., Winter, J. S., & Larson, D. (2017). “The ethics of Information Systems – challenges and opportunities: A panel discussion.” Paper and panel discussion at the Midwest Association for Information Systems conference, March 2017, Springfield, IL.

Winter, J. S. (2017). “Privacy, algorithmic discrimination and the Internet of Things.” In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.)., Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth edition. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Winter, J. S. (2017). “Big data and information/power asymmetries: What role for scholars?” In C. George (Ed.)., Communicating with Power. ICA Annual Conference Book Series. Bern: Peter Lang.

Rathnayake, C., & Winter, J. S. (2017). “Examining the link between social media uses and gratifications, and political tolerance and dogmatism.” Special Issue on The Platform Society. Policy & Internet, 9(4), 444-466. (Oxford Internet Institute). doi:10.1002/poi3.157.

Taylor, R. D., & Winter, J. S. (2017, June). “Cyberspace governance in the global embedded infosphere.” Policy report (256 pp.)

Winter, J. S. (2016). “Big data analytics and the right to privacy.” Media Development, 2016(1), 10-13.

Rathnayake, C., & Winter, J. S. (2016). “Linking social media use to political attributes: A discriminant analysis of social media uses and gratifications based on political tolerance and dogmatism.” Internet, Politics, and Policy (IPP): The Platform Society. Oxford Internet Institute. September 2016, University of Oxford. (Presented by co-author C. Rathnayake).

Kauweloa, N. S., & Winter, J. S. (2016). “Collegiate e-sports as work or play.” Paper presented at the 1st joint conference of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG). July-August 2016, Dundee, Scotland. (Presented by co-author N.S. Kauweloa).

Winter, J. S. (2016). “Communication Law and Policy scholarship’s role in addressing information/power asymmetries: The case of big data analytics and social welfare.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference. June 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

Winter, J. S., & Ono, R. (2015). The Future Internet: Alternative Visions (Eds.). Cham: Springer. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22994-2 (In 2017, secured license agreement for Mandarin translation rights with leading Chinese publisher Publishing House of Electronics Industry (PHEI), Beijing. Contracted run of 5,000 Mandarin print copies to be released in 2018).

Winter, J. S. (2015). “Big data analytics, the social graph, and unjust algorithmic discrimination: Tensions between privacy and open data.” Paper presented at the International Telecommunications Society Annual Conference. October 2015, Los Angeles.

Winter, J. S. (2015). “Citizen perspectives on the customization/ privacy paradox related to smart meter implementation.” International Journal of Technoethics (IJT), 6(1), 45-59. doi:10.4018/ijt.2015010104.

Buente, W., Winter, J. S., Kramer, H., Dalisay, F., Hill, Y., & Buskirk, P. A. (2015). “Program-based assessment of capstone eportfolios for a Communication BA curriculum.” International Journal of ePortfolio, 5(2), 169-179.

Winter, J. S. (2015). “Algorithmic discrimination: Big data analytics and the future of the Internet.” In J. S. Winter & R. Ono (Eds.)., The future Internet: Alternative visions. Cham: Springer.

Winter, J. S. (2015). “Privacy challenges for the Internet of Things.” In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.)., Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third edition (pp. 4373-4383). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Winter, J. S. (2014). “(Un)ethical use of smart meters?” In S. Gangadharan (Ed.). Data and discrimination: Collected essays. Washington, DC: Open Technology Institute – New America Foundation.

Winter, J. S. (2014). “Surveillance in ubiquitous network societies: Normative conflicts related to the consumer in-store supermarket experience in the context of the Internet of Things.” Ethics and Information Technology, 16(1), 27-41. doi:10.1007/s10676-013-9332-3.

Winter, J. S., Buente, W., & Buskirk, P. A. (2014). “Opportunities and challenges for first-mile development in rural Hawaiian communities.” Special Issue on Building the First Mile. Journal of Community Informatics,10(2). http://ci-journal.net/reports/

Winter, J. S. (2014). “Citizen perspectives on the customization/privacy paradox related to smart grid implementation.” Paper presented at the Data and Discrimination Preconference, International Communication Association Annual Conference. May 2014, Seattle.

Winter, J. S. (2014). “The right to communicate as a foundation for the good life.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference. May 2014, Seattle.

My Recent Blog Updates

June 8, 2018

“Digital Inequalities and Discrimination in the Big Data Era”

I am guest editor of the special issue “Digital Inequalities and Discrimination in the Big Data Era” for the Journal of Information Policy. This features articles […]
June 8, 2018

“Future Internet” translation into Mandarin in 2018

I’m pleased to announce that our “Future Internet” book will be translated into Mandarin, with 5,000 print copies released in China in 2018 https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319229935