Alan F. Westin, Carnegie Corporation-funded scholar of privacy in the information age, dies at 83

Alan F. Westin, one of the first and most widely respected scholars to explore the dilemmas of privacy in the information age, died Feb. 18 at a hospice in Saddle River, N.J. He was 83.

He had cancer, said his son, Jeremy Westin.

A professor of public law and government, Dr. Westin taught at Columbia University for nearly four decades. Through his prolific academic writing and frequent media appearances, he became nationally known as one of the most knowledgeable, prescient and reasonable voices on privacy questions in modern society.

Read the Washington Post.