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Kenneth A. Bamberger

Title: Professor of Law; Director, Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies; Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
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Kenneth A. Bamberger is Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and is co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

Bamberger researches the exercise of governance power by both public and private institutions, and ways to safeguard the exercise of that power. In particular, he writes on government regulation and decision-making, corporate compliance, and questions of technology governance with a focus on Privacy.

At Berkeley, Bamberger teaches Administrative Law, the First Amendment, Technology and Governance, and Jewish Law. He has published articles on administrative law, regulation, and corporate compliance in the NYU Law Review, Duke Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. His recent article in the Texas Law Review, "Technologies of Compliance," considers implications of the increased use of technology and automation in regulatory compliance and risk management.

With Professor Deirdre Mulligan at the UC Berkeley School of Information, Bamberger is principal investigator on a qualitative empirical study of privacy regulation and corporate privacy practices in the US and Europe. Articles reflecting this research include "Privacy on the Books and on the Ground" (Stanford Law Review, 2011), "New Governance, Chief Privacy Officers, and the Corporate Management of Information Privacy in the United States" (Law and Policy, 2011), and “Privacy in Europe,” (GW Law Review, 2013). Their forthcoming book (MIT Press) compares privacy developments in the US, France, the UK, Spain and Germany in light of changing technologies, and changing threats.


B.A., Harvard University (1990)
Henry Fellow, Cambridge University (1991)
J.D., Harvard University (1998)

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