Chris Hoofnagle

  • Adjunct Professor of Law
    Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • Tel: 510-643-0213
  • 212 South Hall Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Faculty Support Contact: Marimar Gomez

Chris Jay Hoofnagle holds dual appointments as adjunct professor in the School of Law and the School of Information (where he is resident). He is the author of Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press) and an elected member of the American Law Institute.

At Berkeley, Hoofnagle has taught computer crime law, internet law, information privacy law, and seminars on the FTC and on education technology.

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

Licensed to practice in California and Washington, D.C., Hoofnagle is of counsel to Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.


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

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