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Thomas Ruddy Thomas

Thomas Ruddy is an American-born political scientist living in Germany. He recently retired from EMPA Swiss Federal Research. His publications are listed at In the area of privacy, for instance, he has published on data handling by Anglo-American credit-scoring companies in a journal on surveillance studies. Financial data is also a focus of the Wiki he manages on Privacy in E-Governance and Senior Users' Security (PEGASUS), His most recent publication is “Regimes Governing the Re-Use of Personal Data in the US and the EU: A Primer on Mass Surveillance and Trade”, which includes a clickable bibliography