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Gwen Shaffer

California State University Long Beach
associate professor
Long Beach, CA
Gwen's telecommunications policy research examines the complex nature of social exclusion in the informational age. Recent projects investigate data privacy violations experienced by cell-mostly internet users; efforts by state lawmakers to deregulate VoIP services; and the potential for community WiFi networks to boost civic engagement. Shaffer also chairs the City of Long Beach’s Technology and Innovation Commission, which advises the mayor and City Council on relevant policy issues.