Dina Srinivasan

Dina Srinivasan authored the paper The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, which explains market concerns with Facebook under prevailing economic theory and shows how the company’s privacy issues have everything to do with competition. For the previous ten years, Srinivasan was a technology entrepreneur and advertising executive. Most recently, she worked for WPP, the world’s largest advertising holding company, helping shape the company’s programmatic advertising strategy and partnerships. Formerly, she was the founder of Effidia, an advertising technology company whose technology was acquired by a division of WPP. Srinivasan holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she studied law & economics and was an Olin Fellow with the Kauffman Program in Law, Economics and Entrepreneurship. She received a B.A. in political science and a minor in music from the University of Washington. While an undergraduate, she created one of the first applications to bridge text messaging across CDMA, TDMA, and GSM spectrum networks in the U.S. Srinivasan lives in California with her husband and four children.

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Can Antitrust Law Rein in Facebook’s Data-Mining Profit Machine?

Article | Apr 17, 2019

Facebook engaged in an elaborate bait and switch on user data: Privacy disappeared when competition did. Laws governing competition could change that.

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Dina Srinivasan’s INET funded research is discussed in Adweek

News Nov 12, 2020

“Dina Srinivasan, a fellow with the Thurman Project at Yale University, noted how Google’s dominance in both search and display advertising are interrelated. Google’s power in the search market is not irrelevant to the advertising business, she noted in a recent academic paper.” — Ronan Shields

Bloomberg Features INET Research on Facebook & Privacy

News Apr 29, 2019

Bloomberg features Dina Srinivasan’s research on Facebook & privacy

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook You Need to Know About

Article | Apr 22, 2019

“Facebook is undermining our country, our democracy.”

Boing Boing on Facebook Privacy Research

News Apr 18, 2019

Boing Boing covers Dina Srinivasan’s research on Facebook, privacy, and monopoly power