Faculty with a Focus on Privacy


Kenneth A. Bamberger

Kenneth A. Bamberger is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law at Berkeley Law. He is an expert on government regulation and corporate compliance, especially with regard to issues of technology, free expression, and information privacy. In 2016, he and Professor Deirdre Mulligan were awarded the Privacy Leadership Award by the International Association of Privacy Professionals for their comparative study of privacy regimes and corporate privacy practices, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe. His current work focuses on the governance of technology design to protect public values, the ways that digital platforms affect markets and consumers, and the meaning of cybersecurity Publications, courses, and more »


Catherine Crump

Catherine Crump is Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law. Her work focuses on the application of First and Fourth Amendment principles to government use of new technologies, in particular to government surveillance. She has litigated cases in state and federal court and testified before state legislatures, Congress, and the European Parliament. Recent projects include a focus on street-level policing, including deployment of police body-worn cameras and the use of GPS tracking on youth in the juvenile justice system. Follow her at @CatherineNCrumpPublications, courses, and more »


Chris Jay Hoofnagle

Chris Jay Hoofnagle holds appointments as Adjunct Professor at both the Law School and the School of Information at UC Berkeley. He is an expert in information privacy law and teaches about regulation of technology. Hoofnagle’s research focuses on identity theft, security breaches, and consumer perceptions and attitudes towards privacy laws. He has written extensively in the fields of information privacy, the law of unfair and deceptive practices, consumer law, and identity theft. Professor Hoofnagle is co-founder of the Privacy Law Scholars Conference. Follow him at  @hoofnaglePublications, courses, and more »


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Deirdre K. Mulligan

Deirdre K. Mulliganis an Associate Professor in the School of Information and the School of Law (by courtesy). Her research explores legal and technical means of protecting values such as privacy, freedom of expression, and fairness in emerging technical systems. In 2017, Prof. Mulligan was appointed to a three-year term as a member of DARPA’s Information Science and Technology Study Group, the first lawyer on that body in its 30 year history.  She is also currently serving a three-year term on the City of Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission. Prof. Mulligan is a founding board member of the Partnership for AI; a founding member of the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder initiative to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector; and Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Center for Democracy & Technology. Publications, courses, and more »


Paul Schwartz

Paul Schwartz is Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law. His scholarship focuses on how the law has sought to regulate and shape information technology. His most frequent areas of publication concern information privacy and data security. At present, Professor Schwartz is engaged in research into comparative privacy developments in the U.S. and the European Union, cloud computing, and the interplay between state and federal privacy law. Follow him at @paulmschwartzPublications, courses, and more »

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Jennifer M. Urban

Jennifer M. Urban is Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. Her work considers how the legal, private-ordering, and social systems that govern technology interact with values such as free expression, access to knowledge, freedom to create or innovate, and privacy. With Joe Karaganis, Professor Urban conceived and directs The Takedown Project, a consortium of scholars studying takedown regimes around the world. (www.takedownproject.org). Recent research includes a three-part empirical study, with Karaganis and Brianna L. Schofield, of the DMCA notice-and-takedown system. The studies reveal notice-and-takedown’s importance to copyright holders, online service providers, and the online ecosystem, along with some weaknesses. Professor Urban’s recent paper with Mark Lemley shows that judges with more experience handling patent cases are more likely to rule for defendants. Recent papers with Chris Hoofnagle empirically question longstanding research used to support the dominant “notice and choice” regime in privacy regulations. Publications, courses, and more »