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Chris Hoofnagle

Title: Lecturer in Residence; Director, Information Privacy Programs, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; Senior Staff Attorney, Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic
Tel: 510-643-0213
Email Address: choofnagle@law.berkeley.edu

Chris Jay Hoofnagle teaches computer crime law, internet law, privacy law, and a seminar on the Federal Trade Commission.

Hoofnagle has written extensively in the fields of information privacy, the law of unfair and deceptive practices, consumer law, and identity theft. His recent work includes: Free: Accounting for the Costs of the Internet's Most Popular Price, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 606 (2014) (with Jan Whittington); Alan Westin's Privacy Homo Economicus, 49 Wake Forest L. Rev. 261 (2014) (with Jennifer Urban); Unpacking Privacy's Price, 90 North Carolina L. Rev. 1327 (2012) (with Jan Whittington); and Behavioral Advertising: The Offer You Cannot Refuse, 6 Harvard L. & Policy Rev. 273 (2012).

Hoofnagle is principal investigator (with Dean Shankar Sastry) on a NSF-funded effort to promote graduate education for students who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged, and an investigator on three other NSF projects focusing upon computer security, social factors in computer misuse, and privacy and security issues in future internet architectures.

With his brother Mark, Hoofnagle defined the contours of "denialism," which is now used in the academic literature to frame policy debates.

Hoofnagle co-chairs the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference. He is a member of the AAUP, serving on its Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. He is also a member of the San Francisco Electronic Crimes Task Force, Palantir's Council on Privacy and Civil Liberties, and InfraGard.

He is licensed to practice in California and Washington, D.C.

Education:

B.A., University of Georgia (1996)
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (2000)

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