Chris Hoofnagle on Privacy and Search Engines

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If any of the readers who have complained about Spock are in the Bay Area, you may want to check out Chris Hoofnagle's talk tomorrow (Monday October 15, 10am-noon, 155 Kroeber Hall) on the subject of privacy and search engines in Marti Hearst's search class at the Berkeley I-School.


Chris Jay Hoofnagle is senior staff attorney to the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and senior fellow with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. His focus is consumer privacy law.

From 2000 to 2006, he was senior counsel to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and director of the organization's West Coast office. At EPIC, he concentrated on financial services privacy, telemarketing regulation and consumer profiling. He was also a non-residential fellow with Stanford University's Center for Internet and Society for the 2005 academic year.

Hoofnagle is a nationally recognized expert in information privacy law. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and the California Senate and Assembly numerous times on social security number privacy and credit transactions. The text of his written testimony is online at epic.org.