Nicole A. Ozer is the Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director at the ACLU of Northern California and works on the intersection of new technology, privacy, and free speech.
Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, studied comparative civil rights history at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and earned her J.D. with a Certificate in Law and Technology from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley.
Before joining the ACLU, Nicole was an intellectual property attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Nicole is a founding board member of the Bay Area Legal Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the former co-chair of the California State Bar Cyberspace Committee.
Nicole is the author of several legal and policy publications including Losing the Spotlight: A Study of California’s Shine the Light Law and Privacy & Free Speech: It’s Good for Business, a primer of dozens of case studies and tips for baking safeguards into the business development process (available at www.aclunc.org/tech). Her most recent law review article, Putting Online Privacy Above the Fold: Building a Social Movement and Creating Corporate Change, was published by the NYU Review of Law & Social Change in 2012.