EPIC Advisory Board
Steven Aftergood [bio]
Phil Agre [bio]
Anita Allen [bio]
John Anderson [bio]
Ross Anderson [bio]
Jack Balkin [bio]
James Bamford [bio]
David Banisar [bio]
Grayson Barber [bio]
Ann Bartow [bio]
Rod Beckstrom [bio]
Colin Bennett [bio]
Francesca Bignami [bio]
Christine Borgman [bio]
danah boyd [bio]
Stefan Brands [bio]
Kimberly Bryant [bio]
David Burnham [bio]
Ryan Calo [bio]
David Chaum [bio]
Danielle Citron [bio]
Julie Cohen [bio]
Bill Coleman [bio]
Simon Davies [bio]
Whitfield Diffie [bio]
Laura Donohue [bio]
Cynthia Dwork [bio]
David Farber [bio]
Ed Felten [bio]
Charles M. Firestone [bio]
David Flaherty [bio]
Philip Friedman [bio]
A. Michael Froomkin [bio]
Pamela Jones Harbour [bio]
Austin Hill [bio]
Aziz Huq [bio]
Deborah Hurley [bio]
Kristina Irion [bio]
Joi Ito [bio]
Malavika Jayaram [bio]
Jeff Jonas [bio]
Brewster Kahle [bio]
Jerry Kang [bio]
Pamela S. Karlan [bio]
Ian Kerr [bio]
Pradeep Khosla [bio]
Michael Kirby [bio]
Chris Larsen [bio]
Harry Lewis [bio]
Anna Lysyanskaya [bio]
Rebecca MacKinnon [bio]
Alice Marwick [bio]
Gary Marx [bio]
Aleecia Mcdonald [bio]
Mary Minow [bio]
Eben Moglen [bio]
Pablo G. Molina [bio]
Peter Neumann [bio]
Craig Newmark [bio]
Eli Noam [bio]
Ray Ozzie [bio]
Frank Pasquale [bio]
Harriet Pearson [bio]
Deborah Peel [bio]
Stephanie Perrin [bio]
Chip Pitts [bio]
Anita Ramasastry [bio]
Ronald L. Rivest [bio]
Jeffrey Rosen [bio]
Pam Samuelson [bio]
Bruce Schneier [bio]
Max Schrems [bio]
Katie Shilton [bio]
Barbara Simons [bio]
Paul M. Smith [bio]
Robert Ellis Smith [bio]
Nadine Strossen [bio]
Latanya Sweeney [bio]
Frank Tuerkheimer [bio]
Sherry Turkle [bio]
Ed Viltz [bio]
Stephen Vladeck [bio]
David Vladeck [bio]
Willis Ware [bio]
Anne L. Washington [bio]
Chris Wolf [bio]
Paul Wolfson [bio]
Tim Wu [bio]
Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor, Information Technology and Public Policy
Alessandro Acquisti is a Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (inaugural class). He is the director of the Peex (Privacy Economics Experiments) lab at CMU and the co-director of CMU CBDR (Center for Behavioral and Decision Research). Alessandro investigates the economics of privacy. His studies have spearheaded the investigation of privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks, and the application of behavioral economics to the study of privacy and information security decision making. Alessandro’s studies have been published in journals across several disciplines (including Science, Journal of Economic Literature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Management Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Information Systems Research, Journal of Comparative Economics, ACM Transactions, and so forth), as well as edited books, conference proceedings, and numerous keynotes. Alessandro's findings have been featured in national and international media outlets, including the Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, Wired.com, NPR, CNN, and 60 Minutes. His 2009 study on the predictability of Social Security numbers was featured in the “Year in Ideas” issue of the NYT Magazine (the SSNs assignment scheme was changed by the US Social Security Administration in 2011). Alessandro holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and Master degrees from UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics, and Trinity College Dublin.
Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists
Steven Aftergood is a senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. He directs the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, which works to reduce the scope of government secrecy, to accelerate the declassification of cold war documents, and to promote reform of official secrecy practices. He writes and edits the email newsletter Secrecy News, which is read by more than 10,000 self-selected subscribers in media, government and among the general public.
Anita Allen, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Anita L. Allen is an expert on privacy law, the philosophy of privacy, bioethics, and contemporary values, and is recognized for scholarship about legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. She was the first African American woman to hold both a PhD in philosophy and a law degree. At Penn she is the Vice Provost for Faculty and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy. In 2010 she was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Her books include Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide (Oxford, 2011); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (Miramax/Hyperion, 2004); Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003); and Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 1988), the first monograph on privacy written by an American philosopher. Her textbooks include: Privacy Law and Society (Thomson/West, 2016), the most comprehensive textbook on the US law of privacy and data protection on the market, with chapters on the common law, constitutional law, federal statutory law, surveillance law and international standards. Allen, who has publlshed more than a hundred scholarly articles, book chapters and essays, has also contributed to popular magazines, newspapers and blogs, and has frequently appeared on nationally broadcast television and radio programs. Allen is active as a member of editorial, advisory, and charity boards, and in professional organizations relating to her expertise in law, philosophy and health care.
John Anderson, World Federalist Association
The Honorable John Anderson is a former United States presidential candidate who received 6 million votes as an Independent candidate in 1980. Since his presidential candidacy, Mr. Anderson has taught political science as a visiting professor at numerous universities, including Bryn Mawr College, Brandeis University, Stanford University, Oregon State University and the University of Illinois. Currently, he is a distinguished visiting professor at Nova Southeastern Law Center in Florida. Between 1960 and 1980, Mr. Anderson served ten consecutive terms as U.S. Representative to Congress from the 16th District of Illinois. He served as States Attorney in Winnebago County, Illinois for four years.
He serves as President of the Center for Voting and Democracy, as well as President and CEO of the World Federalist Association. Mr. Anderson received an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 1949, and has since been awarded honorary doctorates of law from Wheaton College and Trinity College.
Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering, Cambridge University
Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University. He was one of the founders of a vigorously-growing new academic discipline, the economics of information security. Ross was also a seminal contributor to the idea of peer-to-peer systems and an inventor of the AES finalist encryption algorithm "Serpent". He also has well-known publications on many other technical security topics ranging from hardware tamper-resistance through emission security to the protection of payment systems, utility metering and medical records. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IET and the IMA. He also wrote the standard textbook "Security Engineering - a Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems". He also chairs the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the UK's leading Internet policy think-tank.
Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law, Yale Law School
Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. He is the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies. He also directs the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, and the Knight Law and Media Program at Yale.
Professor Balkin is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the author of over a hundred articles in different fields, including constitutional theory, Internet law, freedom of speech, reproductive rights, jurisprudence, and the theory of ideology. He founded and edits the group blog Balkinization, and has written widely on legal issues for such publications as the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Prospect, the Atlantic Online, Washington Monthly, the New Republic Online, and Slate. His books include Living Originalism; Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World; The Constitution in 2020 (with Reva Siegel); Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (5th ed. with Brest, Levinson, Amar, and Siegel); Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology; The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life; What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said; and What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said.
James Bamford, Author and Journalist
James Bamford is an author and journalist, and one of the leading experts on the US intelligence agencies. His 1982 best seller "The Puzzle Palace" was the first book to describe the inner workings of the National Security Agency. His subsequent books "Body of Secrets" (2001) and "A Pretext for War" (2004) have received widespread acclaim. Throughout his career, Mr. Bamford has made effective use of the Freedom of Information Act. He was formerly Washington Investigative Producer for ABC's World News Tonight.
David Banisar, Senior Legal Counsel, ARTICLE 19, Global Campaign for Free Expression
David Banisar is Senior Legal Counsel at ARTICLE 19 and leads the organisation’s work on transparency and information rights, including the right to information, environmental protection and sustainable development. He has worked in the field of information policy for over 20 years and has authored numerous books, studies and articles on freedom of information, freedom of expression, media policy, whistleblowing, communications security and privacy and data protection.
David was previously Deputy Director of Privacy International and has also been a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society and the University of Leeds, and Policy Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. He has also served as an advisor and consultant to numerous organisations, including the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the UN Development Programme, and the Open Society Institute. He has a Juris Doctor in law and public policy from The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Grayson Barber is a Fellow at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy (2008-2009). A privacy advocate with a small legal practice in Princeton, Grayson sits on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, and chairs the Individual Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She advises the Intellectual Freedom subcommittee of the New Jersey Library Association. Grayson served on the New Jersey Privacy Study Commission and the state Supreme Court Special Committee on Public Access to Court Records. A graduate of Rutgers Law School in Newark, she clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Cowen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Ann Bartow, Professor, Pace Law School
Professor Ann Bartow joined the Pace Law School faculty in 2011 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Professor Bartow was a Fulbright Scholar at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. She teaches Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Survey of Intellectual Property Law, Art Law and Torts. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection between intellectual property laws and public policy concerns, privacy and technology law, and feminist legal theory, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters on these subjects.
Rod Beckstrom is a well-known cybersecurity authority, Internet leader and expert on organizational leadership. He is the former President and CEO of ICANN, the founding Director of the U.S. National Cybersecurity Center and co-author of the best-selling book The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations. He is a frequent international media commentator and public speaker. Rod currently serves as an advisor to multinational companies, governments and international institutions, including serving as Chief Security Advisor to Samsung SSIC. He is Chairman of the Global Council on the Future of the Internet at the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum and is an Honorary Professor of International Law at China?s Beijing Normal University. Rod graduated from Stanford University with a BA with Honors and Distinction, and in 1987 earned an MBA. He served as Chairman of the Council of Presidents of the Associated Students of Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Colin Bennett, Professor, University of Victoria
Colin Bennett received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1986 he has taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, where he is now Professor. From 1999-2000, he was a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In 2007 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, he was Visiting Professor at the School of Law, University of New South Wales. In 2013, he was a Visiting Professor with the Law, Science, Technology and Society Centre at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels.
His research has focused on the social implications of new information technologies, and on the development and implementation of privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. In addition to numerous scholarly and newspaper articles, he has authored or edited six books: Regulating Privacy: Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992); Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age (University of Toronto Press, 1999, co-edited with Rebecca Grant); The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in the Digital Age (The MIT Press, 2006, co-authored with Charles Raab); The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance (The MIT Press, 2008); Playing the Identity Card: Surveillance, Security and Identification in Global Perspective (Routledge, 2008 co-edited with David Lyon); and Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events (Routledge, 2011, co-edited with Kevin Haggerty).
He has completed policy reports on privacy and data protection for the Canadian government, the Canadian Standards Association, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the European Commission, the UK Information Commissioner and others. He is currently the co-investigator of a large Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant entitled, "The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting." He is also currently working on a comparative research project on the use of personal data by political parties and election campaigns.
Francesca Bignami, Professor, George Washington University Law School
Professor Bignami teaches European Union law, administrative law, and comparative public law. Her research focuses on problems of legitimacy and accountability in the European Union and other systems of international governance as well as the role of non-state actors in such organizations. Before coming to Duke, she was in private practice in Washington, D.C., specializing in international trade.
After receiving her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and her M.Sc. from Oxford University, Professor Bignami served for one year in the European Commission in Brussels where she worked on Community research and development policy. In 1996, she graduated from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and then served as a stagiare for Advocate General Philippe L_ger of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. In 1998, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Christine Borgman, Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair, UCLA Department of Information Studies
Christine L. Borgman is Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. She is the author of more than 250 publications in the fields of information studies, computer science, and communication. Her most recent monograph, "Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World" (MIT Press, 2015), won the PROSE Award from the American Association of Publishers for best book in Computing and Information Sciences. Her two previous MIT Press monographs, "Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet" (2007) and "From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World" (2000), each won the Best Information Science Book of the Year award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology. She directs the Center for Knowledge Infrastructures at UCLA, where she conducts research on data practices and policy with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, and other sources. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, of advisory boards to the Library of Congress, Harvard University Libraries, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, and other bodies. In the University of California, she serves on several boards on academic computing, communications, privacy, and data governance.
danah boyd, Founder, Data & Society
danah boyd is the founder and president of Data & Society, a research institute focused on understanding the role data-driven technologies in society. She is also a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing inequities in society. Currently, she's focused on research questions related to "big data", privacy and publicity, and the civil rights implications of data. Her recent book on youth practices - "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" - has received widespread praise from scholars, parents, and journalists. Dr. boyd received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University and a master's degree in sociable media from MIT Media Lab. She received her doctorate in 2008 from the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley. She currently serves on the board of Crisis Text Line and is a Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian.
Stefan Brands, Founder, Credentica
Stefan Brands was the founder and CEO of Credentica, a firm specializing in encryption and cryptographic software. There, he helped develop the U-Prove cryptographic technology. Credentica was taken over by Microsoft in early 2008. He and other key colleagues joined Microsoft and have been continuing their work with cryptographic software and U-Prove since then. Mr. Brands is also Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at McGill University, Canada and the author of "Rethinking Public Key Infrastructures and Digital Certificates; Building in Privacy."
Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls Code
Kimberly Bryant is the founder of Black Girls Code. Founded in 2011, Black Girls Code is a nonprofit organization designed to introduce women of color to programming and technology and to foster them in these fields at an early age. She is a Biotechology/Manufacturing/Engineering/ and Supply Chain professional with over 10 years experience in Facilities /Operations/Maintenance and Project Management with companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and consumer products industries. She has expert skills in both team building and collaborative leadership with a unique ability to synthesize ideas across a wide spectrum of perspectives and develop a concise shared vision to drive organizational change and improvements in complex business processes. Kimberly majored in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science (CS) at Vanderbilt University.
David Burnham, Co-founder and Co-director, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse
David Burnham is the co-founder and co-director of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). For the last three decades he has specialized in the critical examination of numerous government enforcement bureaucracies including the New York Police Department, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Environmental Enforcement Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, the Food and Drug Administration and the Justice Department. A reporter with the New York Times from 1968 to 1986, Burnham has written several books and numerous magazine articles. In 1989, he became the Washington-based co-director of TRAC, a data-gathering, research and data-distribution organization associated with Syracuse University, as well as an associate research professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Law
Ryan Calo is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Law. Professor Calo's research on law and emerging technology appears or is forthcoming in leading law reviews (California Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online) and technical publications (MIT Press, IEEE, Science, Artificial Intelligence), and is frequently referenced by the mainstream media (NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal). Professor Calo has testified before the full Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate and the German Parliament and has organized events on behalf of the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the White House. He has been a speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival and NPR's Weekend in Washington. Business Insider named him one of the most influential people in robotics. Calo received his JD cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a contributing editor to the Michigan Law Review and symposium editor of the Journal of Law Reform, and his BA in Philosophy from Dartmouth College. In 2005-2006, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Guy Cole Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Calo was previously an associate in the D.C. office of Covington & Burling, LLP, where he advised companies on issues of data security, privacy, and telecommunications. Prior to law school, Calo was an investigator of allegations of police misconduct in New York City.
Dr. Chaum is a world renowned cryptographer, famous for the development of eCash, an electronic cash application that aims to preserve a user's anonymity. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, with a minor in Business Administration, from the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught at New York University Graduate School of Business Administration and at the University of California. He built up a cryptography research group at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam and during this time also founded DigiCash.
In 1993, he left CWI to become CEO of DigiCash, the producer of eCash, which had doubled in size since its founding in 1990 with 12 employees. In 1999, he left DigiCash to concentrate on secure election voting applications. His newest development is SureVote, a voting receipt that can be printed by a modified version of familiar receipt printers. Under Chaum's system, a person selects candidates on a touch-screen terminal and presses "finish" when complete. The machine prints out an anonymous receipt on a double-layer of translucent plastic, which displays the names of candidates the voter selected. If the receipt appears accurate, the voter peels the two layers of plastic apart, and in doing so, the text printed on top of the receipt disappears. This keeps the vote secret. Chaum originally developed SureVote for use in emerging countries where elections are often thrown out after their integrity is called into question. After the November 2000 U.S. Presidential Election, he adopted the approach and founded SureVote.
Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Professor Danielle Citron is a Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School where she teaches and writes about information privacy, civil rights, and administrative law. Her book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace was published by Harvard University Press; it was named as one of the "Top 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014" by the editors of Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar. Her current work focuses on the privacy enforcement of state attorneys general and data harms. Her articles have appeared in the Boston University Law Review (twice), California Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Michigan Law Review (twice), Notre Dame Law Review, Southern California Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, University of Chicago Legal Forum, Wake Forest Law Review, Washington Law Review, and Washington University Law Review. Her op-eds have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, The Guardian, and TIME. Professor Citron is a technology contributor at Forbes. She serves as an Adviser to American Law Institute's Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project. She is an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society. She has been blogging at Concurring Opinions since 2008.
Julie Cohen, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Cohen teaches and writes about intellectual property law and data privacy law, with particular focus on computer software and digital works and on the intersection of copyright, privacy, and the First Amendment in cyberspace. She is co-author of Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen Law & Business 2002), and is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Public Knowledge. Following law school, Professor Cohen clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then practiced with the San Francisco firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation. Prior to joining the Law Center Faculty in 1999, Professor Cohen was Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Bill Coleman, Cassatt, Inc.
Bill Coleman has a history of leadership in the computing industry that spans 30 years. He served as vice president of system software at Sun Microsystems, where he helped develop the Solaris operating system. After his time at Sun, he became the co-founder and first CEO of BEA Systems, a leading infrastructure software development company. Mr. Coleman is currently the CEO of Cassatt, Inc., which is dedicated to the development of cloud computing technology. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Stanford University.
Simon Davies, Co-Director, Code Red
Simon Davies is one of the world's leading figures in privacy and data protection and has worked in more than 30 countries on issues ranging from identity cards to military surveillance. His work in privacy, data protection, consumer rights, policy analysis and technology assessment has spanned more than twenty years. Simon's role as founder and director of the watchdog group Privacy International has put him at the cutting edge of privacy across the full spectrum of issues. His expertise in identity and identity systems, in particular, has been called upon by many of the world's intergovernmental organisations and parliaments. The UK based Privacy International, now with members in more than 40 countries, was founded in 1990 and is a strong voice for privacy reform across the world. Simon is now co-director of the strategic human rights group Code Red.
Davies is also the founder of the Big Brother Awards, a prize now given internationally to organizations and individuals who commit particularly flagrant violations of the right to privacy. Since 1997 Simon has been a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Information Systems of the London School of Economics. He has also been a consultant adviser to numerous government, professional and corporate bodies in Europe and North America. His publications include Privacy and Human Rights 1998: An International Survey of Privacy Laws and Developments, by David Banisar and Simon Davies (1998) and Big Brother: Britain's Web of Surveillance and the New Technological Order (Pan Books, 1997).
Whitfield Diffie, Vice President and Fellow, Chief Security Officer (retired), Sun Microsystems
Whitfield Diffie is best known for his 1975 discovery of the concept of public key cryptography, which he developed along with Stanford University Electrical Engineering Professor Martin Hellman. Public key cryptography, which revolutionized not only cryptography but also the cryptographic community, now underlies the security of internet commerce.
During the 1980s, Diffie served as manager of secure systems research at Northern Telecom. In 1991, he joined Sun Microsystems as distinguished engineer and remained as Sun fellow and chief security officer until the spring of 2009. From 2009 to 2012 Diffie served as a Visiting Scholar and Affiliate at Stanford University, and then became a Consulting Scholar for Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.
Diffie spent the 1990s working to protect the individual and business right to use encryption, for which he argues in the book Privacy on the Line, the Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption, which he wrote jointly with Susan Landau. Diffie is a Marconi fellow and the recipient of a number of awards including the National Computer Systems Security Award (given jointly by NIST and NSA) and the Franklin Institute's Levy Prize.
Diffie received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965, and was awarded a Doctorate in Technical Sciences (Honoris Causa) by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1992. Among his many honors and awards he was the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation from the IEEE Information Theory Society in 1998, co-recipient (with Hellman and Merkle) of the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal in 2010, and recipient of the A.M. Turing Award in 2015.
Laura Donohue, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Laura K. Donohue is a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law, Director of Georgetown's Center on National Security and the Law, and Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. Professor Donohue writes on U.S. Constitutional Law, American and British legal history, and national security and counterterrorist law in the United States and United Kingdom. She is currently working on The Future of Foreign Intelligence (Oxford University Press, 2015), focusing on the Fourth Amendment and surveillance in a digital world. Prior to this, The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty (Cambridge University Press, 2008) looked at the impact of American and British counterterrorist law on life, liberty, property, privacy, and free speech, while Counterterrorist Law and Emergency Law in the United Kingdom 1922-2000 (Irish Academic Press, 2007) concentrated on measures introduced to address violence in Northern Ireland. Her articles have examined, inter alia, the doctrine of state secrets; the advent of remote biometric identification; Executive Order 12,333 and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; extended detention and interrogation; terrorist trials; antiterrorist finance and material support; synthetic biology, pandemic disease, and biological weapons; scientific speech; and the history of quarantine law. Professor Donohue obtained her AB in Philosophy (with Honors) from Dartmouth College, her MA in Peace Studies (with Distinction) from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, her JD (with Distinction) from Stanford Law School, and her PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, England.
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research
Cynthia Dwork is a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research whose work includes private data analysis, cryptography, combating spam, complexity theory, web search, voting theory, distributed computing, interconnection networks, and algorithm design.
David Farber, Carnegie Mellon, Department of Computer Science
Prof. Farber is Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University holding secondary appointments in the Heinz School of Public Policy and the Engineering Public Policy Group. He recently (2003) retired as the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Systems at the University of Pennsylvania where he also held appointments as Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business and as a Faculty Associate of the Annenberg School of Communications.
In January 17, 2000, he was appointed to be Chief Technologist at the US Federal Communications Commission while on leave from UPenn for one year ending in early June 2001. While at UPenn, he co-directed The Penn Initiative on Markets, Technology and Policy. He was also Director of the Distributed Systems Laboratory (DSL) where he managed leading edge research in Ultra High Speed Networking. Research papers of the DSL are available in its electronic library.
His early academic research work was focused at creating the worlds first operational Distributed Computer System (DCS) while at the ICS Department at the University of California at Irvine. After that, while with the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Delaware, he helped conceive and organize CSNet, NSFNet and the NREN. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society as well as having serving 10 years on the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB).
He was named in the 1997 edition of the UPSIDE's Elite 100, as one of the Visionaries of the field and was named in the 1999 Network World as one of the 25 most powerful people in Networking. In 2002 he was named by Business Week as one of the top 25 leaders in E-Commerce. His industrial experiences are extensive, just as he entered the academic world; he co-founded Caine, Farber & Gordon Inc. (CFG Inc.) which became one of the leading suppliers of software design methodology. His consulting activities include Intel, the RAND Corp among others. He is also on a number of industrial advisory and management boards.
Ed Felten, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, White House
Ed Felten serves in the White House as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer. He serves as the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he is also the founding Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy. Before rejoining the Princeton faculty, Ed served as the first Chief Technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and worked with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.
He has published more than 100 papers and two books on technology law and policy. Ed is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow at the Association for Computing Machinery. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics with Honors from the California Institute of Technology and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.
Charles M. Firestone, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program
Charles M. Firestone has been Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program since 1989. For three years he was also the Institute's Executive Vice President for Policy Programs and International Activities. Previously, Firestone was Director of the Communications Law Program and Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Law School, 1977-90. He was also the first President of the Los Angeles Board of Telecommunications Commissioners. Firestone's legal career includes positions as an appellate attorney at the Federal Communications Commission, as director of litigation for a Washington DC public interest law firm, and as a communications attorney in Los Angeles. He has argued several communications law cases before the United States Supreme Court and other federal appellate courts. Firestone is a GLOCOM Fellow (Japan) and was a Visiting Professor at the Duke University Terry Sanford Institute in 2003. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Duke University Law School.
Addison Fischer, Fischer International Corporation
Addison Fischer founded Fischer International Systems in 1982 and continues to serve as its chairman. He graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics. He became a chief investor in RSA Data Security, Inc. in the 1980s and served as a board member until 1996.
Currently, Mr. Fischer serves as chairman of SmartDisk Corp., a spinoff of Fischer International Systems, in addition to his chairmanship at Fischer International. He is also on the board of Surety Technologies and Xcert International.
David Flaherty, former Information and Privacy Commissioner British Columbia
David Flaherty is a specialist in the management of privacy and information policy issues. He served a six-year, non-renewable term as the first Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia (1993-99). He built an office of 25 staff with an enviable record for successful mediation of access to information disputes. Flaherty wrote 320 Orders under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. He also pioneered the development of site visits to public bodies (hospitals in particular) as a form of auditing for compliance with fair information practices.
Flaherty began his involvement with privacy issues as an assistant to Alan F. Westin at Columbia University in 1964. Flaherty's first book was Privacy in Colonial New England (1972). In 1974 he started comparative public policy work in Europe and North America that led to a series of books, including Protecting Privacy in Surveillance Societies: The Federal Republic of Germany, Sweden, France, Canada, and the United States (1989). His most recent articles are "Visions of Privacy: Past, Present, and Future," in C.J. Bennett and R. Grant, eds., Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age (University of Toronto Press, 1999); and "Controlling Surveillance," in P. Agre and M. Rotenberg, eds., Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape (MIT Press, 1997). Flaherty has written or edited fourteen books.
Flaherty is an Honours graduate of McGill University (1962) and has an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. His teaching career from 1965 to 1993 included Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Western Ontario, where he was professor of history and law from 1972 to 1999 and from which he is now a professor emeritus. He was the first director (1984-89) of its Centre for American Studies. He has held fellowships and scholarships at Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, and Georgetown Universities. In 1992-93 Flaherty was a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC and a Canada-US. Fulbright Scholar in Law. Flaherty is currently an adjunct professor in political science at the University of Victoria.
Philip Friedman, Consumer Attorney
Philip Friedman is a leading consumer attorney in Washington, DC. His cases have established important precedent concerning the legal remedies available to consumers, and also provided significant financial support for law school clinics and consumer advocacy organizations throughout the Washington, DC area. Mr. Friedman is also a specialist in election law. Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and California. Mr. Friedman is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.
A. Michael Froomkin, Laurie Silvers & Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Miami Law School
A. Michael Froomkin is the Laurie Silvers & Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in Internet Law and Administrative Law. He is a founder-editor of the online law review Jotwell, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). He is also a founder of ICANNWatch, and serves on the Editorial Board of Information, Communication & Society and of I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. He is on the Advisory Boards of several organizations including the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Prof. Froomkin is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, and a non-resident Fellow of the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Yale Law School Information Society Project. He is also active in technology-related projects in the greater Miami area.
Before entering teaching, Prof. Froomkin practiced international arbitration law in the London office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and Chief Judge John F. Grady of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Prof. Froomkin received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of both the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law. He has an M.Phil in History of International Relations from Cambridge University in England, which he obtained while on a Mellon Fellowship. His B.A. from Yale was in Economics and History, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa with Distinction in History.
Pamela Jones Harbour, Senior Vice President, Global Member Compliance and Privacy, Herbalife
Former Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour will be joining Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as a partner in its antitrust and competition practice. Harbour served on the Federal Trade Commission from 2003 until 2010. Prior to her service on the Commission, Harbour was an antitrust partner at a New York firm. She previously spent a decade working in the New York Attorney General?s Office, including as Deputy Attorney General, where she investigated and prosecuted a variety of antitrust and consumer protection violations.
Harbour's career experience has included frequent speaking engagements, Congressional testimony, and publications relating to a wide range of industries and subject areas. The breadth and depth of her knowledge in the energy, healthcare, and privacy fields, as well as her understanding of global antitrust and consumer protection law, will be particularly valuable to Fulbright?s clients.
Harbour is recognized internationally for her leadership in the emerging field of privacy and data security. As a key member of the U.S. delegation, she has been directly involved in representing U.S. interests during negotiation and implementation of a global privacy framework related to cross-border data transfers. Beyond her contributions in the realm of information practices, Harbour also has played an important role in shaping the legal discourse on technological standard setting, innovation markets, vertical distribution restraints, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, innovation markets, and health care.
Harbour received her law and undergraduate degrees from Indiana University.
Austin Hill, Co-founder and President, Zero-Knowledge Systems
Austin Hill is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Zero-Knowledge Systems, a leading provider of security and privacy software for consumers and businesses. A serial entrepreneur, Austin has built three companies from the ground up, beginning with his first at age 17. Before co-founding Zero-Knowledge, Austin was founder and president of Infobahn Online Services, which merged to form TotalNet, one of Canada's most successful Internet companies to date. Prior to TotalNet, he created Cyberspace Data Security, an early network security consulting firm. A frequent lecturer on security and privacy, Austin has spoken at international venues including Comdex, the International Conference on Privacy and Personal Data Protection, and the Federal Trade Commission's workshops on online profiling and children's online privacy. Austin contributed his ideas on the future of privacy at the World Economic Forum's 2001 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which he attended as a Technology Pioneer. He has been quoted or profiled in leading media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and 60 Minutes. Austin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Association of Canada.
Aziz Huq, Professor, University of Chicago Law School
Aziz Huq earned his BA summa cum laude in International Studies and French from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 and his law degree from Columbia Law School in 2001, where he was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize. He clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2001-02) and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States (2003-04). After clerking he worked as Associate Counsel and then Director of the Liberty and National Security Project of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. He has also been a Senior Consultant Analyst for the International Crisis Group.
His research and teaching interests include constitutional law, national security and counterterrorism, federal jurisdiction, legislation, human rights, and comparative constitutional law.
Deborah Hurley, Harvard University/Brown University
Deborah Hurley is the Principal of the consulting firm she founded in 1996, which advises governments, international organizations, companies, civil society, and foundations on advanced science and technology policy. She is: Fellow of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University; Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Brown University; Senior ICT Expert, Infrastructure Advisory Panel, Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility, Sydney, Australia; and member, IEEE Standard for Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group. She directed the Harvard University Information Infrastructure Project. At the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris, France, she identified emerging legal, economic, social and technological issues related to information and communications technologies, biotechnology, environmental and energy technologies, nanotechnology, technology policy, and other advanced technology fields. Hurley wrote the seminal report on information security for the OECD member nations and was responsible for drafting, negotiation and adoption of the OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems. She also initiated the OECD activities on cryptography technologies and policy in the early 1990s. Hurley undertook research and organized annual meetings on protection of personal data and privacy, including reviews of the OECD Guidelines for the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data, privacy enhancing technologies, protection of medical data, and rule-making related to privacy, such as legislation and its implementation and enforcement at regional, national and sub-national levels, private sector codes of conduct, and standards. Prior to joining the OECD, she practiced computer and intellectual property law in the United States.
Hurley has served on many boards and committees, including for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), U.S. Department of State, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences Research Council, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and Massachusetts Anti-Terrorism Advisory Committee (ATAC). She carried out a Fulbright study of intellectual property protection and technology transfer in Korea. She is the author of: Pole Star: Human Rights in the Information Society; “Information Policy and Governance” in Governance in a Globalizing World; “Taking the Long Way Home: The Human Right of Privacy,” in Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions; and other publications. Hurley received the Namur Award of the International Federation for Information Processing in recognition of outstanding contributions, with international impact, to awareness of social implications of information technology. http://scholar.harvard.edu/deborah_hurley.
Kristina Irion, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Central European University
Kristina Irion is a Marie Curie fellow at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. She is Associate Professor (on research leave) at the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her research covers law, regulation and public policy in the field of electronic communications, online content and services as well as privacy and data protection. At present, she is implementing a research project that explores how cloud computing transforms the (legal) relationship between individuals and their personal records. She is intrigued by the combined effects of individual online transactions and commercial surveillance on society and information governance.
Joi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
Joichi "Joi" Ito has been recognized for his work as an activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom. As director of the MIT Media Lab, he is currently exploring how radical new approaches to science and technology can transform society in substantial and positive ways. Soon after coming to MIT, Ito introduced mindfulness meditation training to the Media Lab.
Ito has served as both board chair and CEO of Creative Commons, and sits on the boards of Sony Corporation, Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The New York Times Company. In Japan, he is executive researcher of KEIO SFC, and he was a founder of Digital Garage, and helped establish and later became CEO of the country’s first commercial Internet service provider. He was an early investor in numerous companies, including Flickr, Six Apart, Last.fm, littleBits, Formlabs, Kickstarter, and Twitter.
Ito’s honors include TIME magazine’s "Cyber-Elite” listing in 1997 (at age 31) and selection as one of the "Global Leaders for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum (2001). In 2008, BusinessWeek named him one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Web." In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute. In 2013, he received an honorary D.Litt from The New School in New York City, and in 2015 an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Tufts University. In 2014, he was inducted into the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame; also In 2014, he was one of the recipients of the Golden Plate award from the Academy of Achievement.
Malavika is the inaugural Executive Director of the Digital Asia Hub, Hong Kong, an independent Internet and society research hub incubated by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a diverse group of academic, civil society, and private sector partners. Previously, Malavika spent over two years as a Fellow at the Berkman Center, focused on privacy, identity, biometrics and data ethics, and eight years in London, with the global law firm Allen & Overy in the Communications, Media & Technology group and as Vice President and Technology Counsel at Citigroup. While a partner at Jayaram & Jayaram in India, she was one of 10 Indian lawyers selected for The International Who?s Who of Internet e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers directory for 2012 and 2013. In August 2013, she was voted one of India?s leading lawyers ? one of only 8 women to be featured in the ?40 under 45? survey conducted by Law Business Research, London.
A graduate of the National Law School of India, Malavika has an LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago. She taught India?s first course on information technology and law in 1997, and is currently Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern as part of the new Master of Science in Law program bridging STEM subjects and the law. She has been a Fellow with the Centre for Internet & Society, India, since 2009 where she helped start their privacy program. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and has had fellowships at the University of Sydney and the Institute for Technology & Society, Rio de Janeiro. A former dancer, she also has a fetish for modernist furniture, a serious used bookstore habit and an an overdeveloped sense of justice.
Jeff Jonas, Data Scientist
Jonas is an acclaimed data scientist who thrives on solving some of the world's most complex business challenges. His systems extract useful intelligence from tsunamis of data. These systems tackle high-profile challenges including identifying potential terrorists, detecting fraudulent behavior in casinos, connecting loved ones after a natural disaster, and earlier detection of surprise asteroids, to name a few.
As Founder and Chief Scientist of Systems Research & Development (SRD), Jonas created Non-Obvious Relationship Awareness (NORA) - a sophisticated application which integrates diverse data sources allowing Las Vegas casinos to better understand with whom they were really doing business. This technology caught the eye of In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA, leading to one of two rounds of venture capital for SRD and ultimately led to IBM's acquisition of SRD in January 2005. IBM continues to use this NORA-class technology (now called IBM InfoSphere Identity Insight) to address world-class problems, e.g., early detection of fraud for a financial services company, saving them $200M to date.
Prior to July 2016, Jonas was an IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of Context Computing. In this capacity, Jonas led a team focused on next-generation "context computing." Code-named "G2," this technology is being used in innovative ways, e.g., to modernize voter registration in America in a joint effort with Pew Charitable Trusts, which keeps voter lists up to date and registers more voters; helping the Singaporean government better protect the Malacca Straights (which carries half the world's oil supply and one-third of the world's commodity shipments) with a maritime domain awareness system.
In August of 2016, Jonas announced the launch of his next start-up (currently in stealth mode) to further advance Context Computing and G2.
A highly sought after speaker, Jonas travels the globe discussing innovation, national security, and privacy with government leaders, industry executives, and think tanks. He is on the boards of the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and a Distinguished Engineer of Information Systems (adjunct) at Singapore Management University (SMU). As an industry thought leader, Jonas contributes to The Wall Street Journal's "The Experts" column on technology topics.
Featured in documentaries aired on the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and Travel Channel, his work in Las Vegas also played a role in defeating notorious card count teams as depicted in the bestselling book by Ben Mezrich, Bringing Down the House, and the movie 21 starring Kevin Spacey. Jeff's work receives a wide range of media attention ranging from Forbes, Fortune Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post to National Public Radio. His work is the subject of prominent chapters in books such as No Place to Hide, Safe: The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World, The Numerati, and The Watchers. Most recently Jonas was profiled as a Big Data innovator in a National Geographic profile entitled "Decoding Jeff Jonas, Wizard of Big Data."
Brewster Kahle, Director, Internet Archive
Brewster Kahle, director and co-founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all human knowledge for more than fifteen years. Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has focused on developing transformational technologies for information discovery and digital libraries. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet's first publishing system, WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system and in 1989, founded WAIS Inc., a pioneering electronic publishing company that was sold to America Online in 1995. In 1996, Kahle founded the Internet Archive, the largest publicly accessible, privately funded digital archive in the world. At the same time, he co-founded Alexa Internet in April 1996, which was sold to Amazon.com in 1999. Alexa's services are bundled into more than 80% of Web browsers. Kahle earned a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982. As a student, he studied artificial intelligence with Marvin Minsky and W. Daniel Hillis. In 1983, Kahle helped start Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker, serving there as lead engineer for six years. He was selected as a member of the Upside 100 in 1997, Micro Times 100 in 1996 and 1997, and Computer Week 100 in 1995.
Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA
Jerry Kang is Professor of Law, Professor of Asian American Studies, and the inaugural Korea Times-Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair in Korean American Studies and Law. He is also UCLA's inaugural Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Professor Kang's teaching and research interests include civil procedure, race, and communications. On race, he has focused on the nexus between implicit bias and the law, with the goal of advancing a "behavioral realism" in legal analysis. He regularly collaborates with leading experimental social psychologists on wide-ranging scholarly, educational, and advocacy projects. He also lectures broadly to lawyers, judges, government agencies, and corporations about implicit bias and what we might do about them.
On communications, Professor Kang has published on the topics of privacy, net neutrality, pervasive computing, mass media policy, and cyber-race (the construction of race in cyberspace). He is also the author of Communications Law & Policy: Cases and Materials (4th edition Foundation 2012), a leading casebook in the field.
Pamela S. Karlan, Professor, Stanford Law School
Pamela Karlan is a distinguished and award-winning professor at Stanford Law School, where she teaches Constitutional Law courses. She is also the founding director of the school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, a program that gives students first hand experience in Court litigation. She has served as a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission and as an assistant counsel and cooperating attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Professor Karlan is the co-author of three leading casebooks on constitutional law and related subjects, as well as more than four dozen scholarly articles. She is a widely recognized commentator on legal issues.
Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1998, she was a professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law and served as a law clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Abraham D. Sofaer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Karlan is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Law Institute. She has received several awards in recognition of her accomplishments as a legal scholar.
Ian Kerr, Professor, University of Ottowa Faculty of Law
Ian Kerr holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, with cross appointments to the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Philosophy and School of Information Studies. Dr. Kerr has published books and articles on topics at the intersection of ethics, law and technology and is currently engaged in research on two broad themes: (i) Privacy and Surveillance; and (ii) Human-Machine Mergers. Building on his recent Oxford University Press book, Lessons from the Identity Trail, his ongoing privacy work focuses on the interplay between emerging public and private sector surveillance technologies, civil liberties and human rights. His more recent focus on robotics and implantable devices examines legal and ethical implications of emerging technologies in the health sector.
In the past five years, Dr. Kerr's research has attracted five million dollars in support from the Canada's Tri-Council, including recent funding for his work on artificial organs and medical enhancement devices. He is the co-director of the Canada Research Chair Laboratory in Law and Technology, a facility supporting the work of 40 researchers. His devotion to teaching has earned him six awards and citations, including the Bank of Nova Scotia Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Award of Teaching Excellence, and the University of Ottawa AEECLSS, Teaching Excellence Award. His innovative, interdisciplinary courses?Building Better Humans? and The Laws of Robotics?have garnered international attention, with regular invitations to lecture and teach at prestigious institutions across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Dr. Kerr sits on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is co-author of Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business, a business law text published by Prentice Hall and used by thousands of students each year at universities across Canada.
Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego
Pradeep K. Khosla is currently Dean of the College of Engineering, and the Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon. His previous positions include - Founding Director, Carnegie Mellon CyLab, Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director, Information Networking Institute, Founding Director, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES), and Program Manager at Defense Advanced Researh Projects Agency (DARPA) where he managed a portoflio of programs in real-time systems, internet enabled software infrastructure, intelligent systems, and distributed systems.
Pradeep is a recipient of several awards including the ASEE George Westinghouse Award for Education in 1999, Siliconindia Leadership award for Excellence in Academics and Technology in 2000, the W. Wallace McDowell award from IEEE Computer Society in 2001, and Cyber Education Award from the Business Software Alliance (2007). He was awarded the Philip and Marsha Dowd Professorship in 1998, and named University Professor in 2008. For his contributions to technology and education he has been elected as Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1995, Fellow of American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in 2003, Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2004, and member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2006.
Pradeep's research has resulted in 3 books and more than 350 articles in journals, conferences, and book contributions. He is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences, and invited to participate in thought leadership forums organized by Fortune Magazine, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Milken Institute, World Economic Forum, and Blouin Foundation, amongst others. He has served or currently serves on several editorial boards of journals and book series.
Pradeep is a consultant to several companies and venture capitalists and has served on the technology advisory boards of many start-ups and currently serves on several advisory boards including iNetworks LLC, ITU Ventures, and Alcoa CIO's Advisory Board. He is involved with iNetworks in raising a biotechnology fund called BioVentures, and is co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Quantapoint Inc. and BioMetricore Inc. He also serves as a member of the board of Directors of BitArmor Inc., the Children's Institute, the IIT Foundation, Mellon-Pitt (MPC) corporation, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI), the Doyle Center, and thePittsburgh Technology Council. In addition to serving on the advisory boards of several universities, he also serves on the advisory board of several Government organizations and is a member of the IT advisory committee, CSIRO, Australia, ITU High Level Experts Group for the Global Cybersecurty Agenda (GCA) , a member of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) for NIST, and a member of Wrold Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Innovation. He has served as member of the Strategy Review Board for Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan; Council of Deans of the Aeronautics Advisory Committtee, NASA; National Research Council Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design; , member of eTreasury Pennsylvania Advisory Board (appointed by Pennsylvania Treasurer Robin Weissman) and Senior Advisory Group for the DARPA Program on Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems.
Michael Kirby, Honorary Professorial Fellow, Former Justice, High Court of Australia, Australian National University and University of Melbourne
Michael Kirby served as a Justice on Australia?s High Court between 1996 and 2009. Michael Kirby has also served in many international and United Nations positions including two expert groups of the OECD, Paris, many bodies of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London and positions in the ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNODC, WHO Global Commission on AIDS, and UNAIDS. He was President of the International Commission of Jurists 1995-1998 and served as Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Human Rights in Cambodia 1993-1996. He holds honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Laws and Doctor of the University from seventeen Australian and foreign universities and various other appointments.
Chris Larsen, CEO & Co-Founder, Prosper
Chris Larsen is the CEO and co-founder of Prosper, America's first people-to-people lending marketplace. Prior to Prosper, Mr. Larsen co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of E-LOAN. Mr. Larsen has also been a tireless champion for privacy rights nationally and in California where he co-founded and financially backed Californians for Privacy Now (CFPN). Mr. Larsen and CFPN led and supported grassroots efforts to safeguard consumers' privacy, and played a critical role in pressing the California state legislature to pass the strongest financial privacy law in the nation.
Harry Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor, Computer Science, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harry Lewis is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is the author of six books and numerous articles on various aspects of computer science. His book about higher education, Excellence Without a Soul: Does Liberal Education Have a Future was a Boston Globe best-seller and the subject of favorable reviews in both the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal. It has been translated into Chinese (in both Taiwanese and mainland editions) and Korean. He is coauthor with Hal Abelson and Ken Ledeen of Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion (2008), which explains for the general reader the origins and public consequences of the explosion of digital information.
From 1995-2003 Lewis served as Dean of Harvard College. Lewis has worked extensively on the algorithmic solvability of logical, computational, and combinatorial systems, attempting to clarify the relations between them and to identify their common characteristics. He is also actively involved in the use of computers in education, and his books have had a significant influence on the teaching of the foundations of computer science to undergraduates.
Anna Lysyanskaya, Professor, Computer Science, Brown University
Anna Lysyanskaya is a Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. She received an A.B. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Smith College in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2002. She is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award and a Sloan Foundation fellowship and was included in the Technology Review Magazine's list of 35 innovators under 35 for 2007. In 2012, she was elected (and in 2015, reelected) a Director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research.
Anna Lysyanskaya's research interests are in cryptography, theoretical computer science, and computer security. A theme of her research is on balancing privacy with accountability, and specifically allowing users to prove that they are authorized even while not revealing any additional information about themselves. Her work in this area was incorporated into the Trusted Computing Group's industrial standard, served as the theoretical foundation for IBM Zurich's Idemix project, and informed the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).
Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America Foundation
Rebecca MacKinnon is Director of the Ranking Digital Rights project at the New America Foundation, which works to set global standards for how companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and beyond should respect freedom of expression and privacy. Author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom (Basic Books, 2012) MacKinnon is co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists and was a founding member of the Global Network Initiative. Before launching the Ranking Digital Rights project, she was a senior research fellow (2012-2013) and Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow (2010-2012) at New America. She is also a visiting affiliate at the Annenberg School for Communication’s Center for Global Communications Studies.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, MacKinnon was CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief from 1998-2001 and Tokyo Bureau Chief from 2001-2003. Since leaving CNN in 2004, she has held fellowships at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on the Press and Public Policy, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the Open Society Foundations, and Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. In 2007-08 she taught online journalism and conducted research on Chinese Internet censorship at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre, and was a 2013 adjunct lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She received her AB magna cum laude from Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan.
Alice Marwick, Assistant Professor, Fordham University
Alice Marwick is Director of the McGannon Communication Research Center and Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. Her work investigates online identity and consumer culture through lenses of privacy, surveillance, consumption, and celebrity. Her first book, "Status Update: Celebrity and Attention in Web 2.0" (Yale University Press, 2013) is based on a multi-year ethnography of the San Francisco tech industry. Marwick's current projects involve a study of sexism and misogynistic speech online conducted with CLIP; a long-term ethnographic research project on youth social media use in collaboration with Dr. danah boyd; and a tripartite project on conspicuous consumption involving fashion blogging, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Marwick was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England. She is a frequent presenter at academic and industry conferences, regularly speaks to the press about various aspects of social media, and has written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast and The Guardian in addition to academic publications. Alice has a PhD from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, a MA from the University of Washington and a BA from Wellesley College.
Gary Marx, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gary T. Marx is Professor Emeritus from M.I.T. Among other works he is the author of Protest and Prejudice, Undercover: Police Surveillance in America and Undercover: Police Surveillance in Comparative Perspective. His work has appeared or been reprinted in over 300 books, monographs and periodicals and translated into many languages. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught there, at Harvard University and the University of Colorado and in Belgium, Spain, Austria and China and lectured throughout the world on the social implications of new information technologies. Some of his research may be seen at garymarx.net.
Aleecia Mcdonald, Director of Privacy, Stanford Center For Internet & Society
Aleecia M. McDonald is the Director of Privacy at Stanford's Center for Internet & Society. Her research focuses on the public policy issues of Internet privacy, and includes user expectations for Do Not Track, behavioral economics and mental models of privacy, and the efficacy of industry self regulation. She co-chaired, and remains active in, the WC3's Tracking Protection Working Group, an ongoing effort to establish international standards for a Do Not Track mechanism that users can enable to request enhanced privacy online. This effort brings together over 100 international stakeholders from industry, academia, civil society, privacy advocates, and regulators to reach an open, consensus-based multi-party agreement that will establish a baseline for what sites must do when they comply with an incoming request for user privacy. Aleecia's decade of experience working in software startups adds a practical focus to her academic work, and she was a Senior Privacy Researcher for Mozilla (part-time, 2011-12,) while working for CIS as a Resident Fellow (part-time, 2011-12.) She holds a PhD in Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon where she studied online privacy as a member of the Cylab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) research laboratory. Her findings have been featured in media outlets such as the Washington Post, Ars Technica, Free Press' Media Minute. She has presented findings in testimony to the California Assembly, and contributed to testimony before the United States Senate and the Federal Trade Commission.
Mary Minow, Presidential Appointee, National Museum and Library Services Board
In December 2014, President Obama tapped Mary Minow for National Museum and Library Services Board. Minow received her B.A. from Brown University, her A.M.L.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her J.D. from Stanford University. She is a consultant specializing in library law, consulting with libraries on First Amendment, privacy, and other issues.
Minow worked for over ten years as a public librarian, with positions ranging from outreach to reference to branch manager. In addition to this, she has experience with special and academic libraries, and in the information industry as an online database consultant with Dialog Information Services. She has also served as an advisor to the Library of Congress on internet access issues. Minow is coauthor of The Library's Legal Answer Book (American Library Association: 2003), and writes articles on libraries and free speech, privacy and copyright issues.
Eben Moglen, Executive Director, Software Freedom Law Center
Eben Moglen is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Law Center and Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University Law School. Professor Moglen has represented many of the world's leading free software developers. Professor Moglen earned his PhD in History and law degree at Yale University during what he sometimes calls his "long, dark period" in New Haven. After law school he clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the United States District Court in New York City and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has taught at Columbia Law School since 1987 and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel Aviv University and the University of Virginia. In 2003 he was given the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award for efforts on behalf of freedom in the electronic society. Professor Moglen is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States Supreme Court.
Pablo G. Molina, CIO, American Association of Law Schools
Dr. Pablo Molina is the Chief Information Officer of the American Association of Law Schools, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches graduate courses in ethics and technology management, managing information security and Internet governance. He is the Executive Director of the International Applied Ethics and Technology Association.
Pablo has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Saint Louis University, and a Doctorate degree from Georgetown University on the adoption of technology in higher education. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and a Certified Information Privacy Professional.
He regularly speaks at conferences on technology, education and policy, e.g., United Nations and USA Internet Governance Forums, International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Information Security Forums, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, EDUCAUSE, American Bar Association, American Association of Law Schools, and American Association of Law Libraries. Pablo has served on national higher education committees as member of the Facilities Committee of the ABA Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Section, chair and member of the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee, and member of the EDUCAUSE Professional Development Committee. He serves on the boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Hispanic Technology Council. He was the recipient of the 2006 CIO Magazine Ones to Watch Award and the Standout Achievement Award as Innovator and was recognized in 2007 as one of the Top 40 Under 40 IT Innovators by ComputerWorld. In his tenure at Georgetown University, he has received 14 national awards and 3 University ones, including Outstanding Faculty Member in 2012.
Peter Neumann, SRI International
Peter G. Neumann has doctorates from Harvard and Darmstadt. After 10 years at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, in the 1960s, he has been in SRI's Computer Science Lab since September 1971. He is concerned with computer systems and networks, security, reliability, survivability, safety, and many risks-related issues such as voting-system integrity, crypto policy, social implications, and human needs including privacy. He moderates the ACM Risks Forum, edits CACM's monthly Inside Risks column, chairs the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy, co-chairs the ACM Advisory Committee on Security and Privacy, co-founded People For Internet Responsibility (PFIR), and CO-founded the Union for Representative International Internet Cooperation and Analysis (URIICA). His book, Computer-Related Risks, is in its fifth printing. He is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS, and is also an SRI Fellow. He is a member of the U.S. General Accounting Office Executive Council on Information Management and Technology. He has taught at Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, and the University of Maryland.
Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist
Craig Newmark is the founder of craigslist.org, a site where people can help each other with everyday needs including housing and jobs. He's also working with a wide range of groups using the Net to help each other out, like Donorschoose.org, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, Kiva.org and LendforPeace.org (microfinance), and Consumer Reports. Craig is also actively engaged with government workers on multiple levels to use the Net for superior public service, and with Sunlight Foundation for government accountability and transparency. He's not as funny as he thinks he is, but sometimes can't help himself.
Helen Nissenbaum, New York University
Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science, at New York University, where she is also Senior Faculty Fellow of the Information Law Institute. Her areas of expertise span social, ethical, and political implications of information technology and digital media. Nissenbaum's research publications have appeared in journals of philosophy, politics, law, media studies, information studies, and computer science. She has written and edited three books and a fourth, Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life, is due out in 2009, with Stanford University Press. The National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Ford Foundation, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security have supported her work on privacy, trust online, and security, as well as several studies of values embodied in computer system design, including search engines, digital games, and facial recognition technology. Nissenbaum holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Before joining the faculty at NYU, she served as Associate Director of the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
Eli Noam, Professor, Columbia University
Eli Noam has been Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business School since 1976. He served for three years as Commissioner with the New York State Public Service Commission, and is a member of the President's Advisory Committee on Information Technology. He is the Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele -Information, a university-based research center focusing on strategy, management, and policy issues in telecommunications, computing, and electronic mass media. Noam also chairs the MBA concentration in the Management of Media, Communications, and Information at the Business School. Besides over 300 articles in economic, legal, communications, and other journals, Professor Noam has also authored, and edited, more than 20 books.
Ray Ozzie, Founder, Talko
Ray Ozzie is an independent software entrepreneur who recently founded Talko, a startup focused on next generation mobile communication apps and services. Through late 2010 Ozzie served as Chief Software Architect of Microsoft after the acquisition of his collaboration software company, Groove Networks. Prior to Microsoft he was best known for his work in the area of social productivity as the creator of Lotus Notes.
Earlier in his career Ozzie developed Symphony for Lotus. He worked on Lotus 1-2-3, on VisiCalc and TK!Solver at Software Arts, and on operating systems at Data General.
Honored as a distinguished alumnus by University of Illinois, Ozzie has been recognized by numerous organizations including the IEEE and World Economic Forum. He has been inducted as a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Frank Pasquale, Professor, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Frank Pasquale is a Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Pasquale’s research addresses the challenges posed to information law by rapidly changing technology, particularly in the health care, internet, and finance industries. He is a member of the NSF-funded Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society, and an Affiliate Fellow of Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. He frequently presents on the ethical, legal, and social implications of information technology for attorneys, physicians, and other health professionals. His book The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015) develops a social theory of reputation, search, and finance.
Pasquale has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology, and a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School and Cardozo Law School. He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University. He has testified before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, appearing with the General Counsels of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. He has also presented before a Department of Health & Human Services/Federal Trade Commission Roundtable and panels of the National Academy of Sciences. He served on an American Academy of Arts and Sciences working group on the future of mobile health (mHealth) regulation. He has received a commission from Triple Canopy to write and present on the political economy of automation.
Harriet Pearson, Hogan Lovells
Harriet Pearson is a partner at Hogan Lovells and was the former Vice President, Security Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer at IBM. IBM's CPO since 2000, she leads the company's global compliance, law and policy initiatives in privacy, data protection and cybersecurity. She serves on the executive committee of the Center for Information Policy Leadership; the board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); the CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency; and the Steering Committee of the Data Security Council of India.
Harriet graduated from the UCLA School of Law (Order of the Coif) and earned an honors undergraduate engineering degree from Princeton University. Before joining IBM in 1993 she practiced law in a Washington, D.C. law firm and briefly worked for Shell Oil on offshore production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2007 she won the IAPP's Vanguard Award, given annually to the professional who exemplifies leadership and innovation in the field of privacy. IBM itself has been recognized as the top "Most Trusted for Privacy" business-to-business company in the U.S. and Canada several times by the TRUSTe/Ponemon independent survey of consumers.
Outside of IBM, Harriet teaches a graduate seminar on Security, Privacy & Trust at Georgetown University and sings with the DC-area Potomac Harmony Chorus. She currently serves on the Chorus board and on the board of directors for an American K-thru-college private school located in Thessaloniki, Greece. A first-generation American, she speaks Greek fluently.
Deborah Peel, Patient Privacy Rights
Dr. Deborah Peel is the founder of Patient Privacy Rights, based in Austin, Texas, and one of the leading advocates for medical privacy in the United States. A practicing psychiatrist for 27 years, she understands that people will avoid or refuse necessary medical treatment if they think others can see or use their private and personal medical records. She has provided testimony to Congressional committees on genetic privacy and medical record privacy. She recently led a coalition of 26 organizations across the political spectrum that urged Congress to insure that patients control access to their medical records in all electronic health systems.
Stephanie Perrin, President, Digital Discretion, Inc.
Stephanie was instrumental in developing Canada's privacy and cryptography policies for over fifteen years. In the early eighties, Stephanie was one of Canada's first Freedom of Information and Privacy Officers, and was the first President of the professional association, the Canadian Access and Privacy Association. She has received awards for her work in furthering international work in freedom of information and privacy from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (Pioneer 2001) and the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (2001).
Chip Pitts, Lecturer in Law, EPIC Board Chair, Stanford Law School
Chip Pitts is Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, and also teaches at other leading universities in the West and Asia, including Oxford University. He is formerly a partner at Baker & McKenzie, Chief Legal Officer of Nokia, Inc., and investor, founding GC, and CEO of tech startups in Austin and Silicon Valley. A co-inventor under US and foreign patents, he has previously helped lead the boards at various non-profits including the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Amnesty International USA, and Fair Trade International. Holding outstanding service and pro bono awards from various organizations, he was co-plaintiff in EPIC's successful lawsuit against the "naked" (backscatter) TSA/DHS airport body scanners. A frequent delegate to UN human rights bodies, he is Advisor to the UN Global Compact and leader since inception of its Good Practice Notes project. He has testified before the US Congress, state legislatures, and foreign parliaments. Current Advisory Board roles include the ABA Center for Human Rights, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and the Negotiation Center. Life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and founding member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, publications include Harvard/BLIHR Human Rights Guide to Corporate Accountability (2008) and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Legal Analysis (2009), and articles/media commentary on corporate responsibility, privacy, civil liberties, and human rights.
Anita Ramasastry, Professor, University of Washington Law School
Anita Ramasastry is an associate professor of law and a director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce, & Technology at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining the University of Washington faculty, Professor Ramasastry was a staff attorney at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has also been an associate at the law firm of White & Case in Budapest, Hungary, and assistant professor of law at the Central European University in Budapest. She was the symposium editor for the Harvard International Law Journal and has clerked for Justice Alan B. Handler of the New Jersey Supreme Court. From 20001-2003 Ramasastry was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School. Professor Ramasastry's research interests include commercial law, ecommerce, and banking and payment systems. She is a regular columnist for findlaw.com and writes about data protection and civil liberties and technology.
Ronald L. Rivest, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Ronald L. Rivest is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Professor Rivest He is a member of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), a member of the lab's Theory of Computation Group and a founder of its Cryptography and Information Security Group. He is also a founder of RSA Data Security (now merged with Security Dynamics to form RSA Security) and of Peppercoin. Professor Rivest has research interests in cryptography, computer and network security, electronic voting, and algorithms.
Jeffrey Rosen, Professor, George Washington University
Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis. Rosen is also a professor at The George Washington University Law School, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor for the Atlantic.
He is a highly regarded journalist whose essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 10 best magazine journalists in America and a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times called him "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.” He received the 2012 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute for his “extraordinary contribution to the cause of better legal writing.”
Rosen's new book, Louis Brandeis: American Prophet, will be published on June 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Brandeis’s Supreme Court confirmation. He is also the author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. He is co-editor, with Ben Wittes, of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change.
Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.
Pam Samuelson, Professor, UC Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems and School of Law
Pamela Samuelson is Chancellor's Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information Management & Systems as well as in the School of Law where she is a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She teaches courses on intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies pose for traditional legal regimes, especially for intellectual property law and is an advisor for the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic. A 1976 graduate of Yale Law School, she practiced law as an associate with the New York law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher before turning to more academic pursuits. From 1981 through June 1996 she was a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, from which she visited at Columbia, Cornell, and Emory Law Schools.
In June of 1997 Samuelson was named a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She is also a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, a Public Policy Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a member of the American Law Institute. Since 1990 she has been a Contributing Editor of the computing professionals' journal, Communications of the ACM, for which she has written a regular "Legally Speaking" column. Samuelson is currently serving on the National Research Council's Study Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy and previously served on the Council's Study Committee on Intellectual Property Rights and the National Information Infrastructure which produced a report entitled "The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property Rights in an Information Age." In June 2000, the National Law Journal named her as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in the U.S.
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 14 books -- including the New York Times best-seller Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is also a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer of Resilient.
Max Schrems is a lawyer, author, and founder of europe-v-facebook.org. Max has studied law in Vienna and California. Since 2011 he has worked on the enforcement of EU data protection law in various ways, including procedures before different data protection authorities and a class action with more than 25.000 members which is currently pending at the Austrian Supreme Court. He has succeeded in his challenge against the "Safe Harbor" system at the European Court of Justice, based on the disclosures of Edward Snowden and worked on the EU data protection reform through projects like lobbyplag.eu.
Katie Shilton, Assistant professor, Information Security, University of Maryland
Katie Shilton is an associate professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on ethics and policy for the design of information technologies, systems, and collections. She teaches courses in information policy, information and technology ethics, and digital curation.
Katie leads the Ethics & Values in Design (EViD) Lab at the UMD iSchool, and is active in the CASCI, IPAC and DCIC research centers. Her work has been supported by a Google Faculty Award and several awards from the U.S. National Science Foundation, including an NSF CAREER award.
Katie received a B.A. from Oberlin College, a Master of Library and Information Science from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Information Studies from UCLA.
Barbara Simons, Dr., IBM Research (retired)
Barbara Simons has been on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) since 2008. She co-authored the 2004 report that led to the cancellation of the DoD's internet voting project (SERVE). A former ACM President, Simons co-chaired the ACM study of statewide databases of registered voters and the LWV report on election auditing. Simons, retired from IBM Research, is a Fellow of ACM and AAAS, and received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the Berkeley College of Engineering, the CRA Distinguished Service Award, and the EFF Pioneer Award. She co-authored Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?, and is Board Chair of Verified Voting.
Robert Ellis Smith is a journalist who uses his training as an attorney to report on the individual's right to privacy. Since 1974, he has published Privacy Journal, a monthly newsletter on privacy in a computer age based in Providence, Rhode Island. Smith is the author of Ben Franklin's Web Site: Privacy and Curiosity from Plymouth Rock to the Internet (Spring 2000), the first and only published history of privacy in the U.S. He is also the author of Our Vanishing Privacy (1993), The Law of Privacy Explained (1993), Privacy: How to Protect What's Left of It; Workrights, a book describing individual rights in the work place; and The Big Brother Book of Lists. Privacy Journal also publishes Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws, Celebrities and Privacy, and War Stories, a collection of anecdotes on privacy invasions. Smith has been asked to write the definitive statement on privacy in the last two editions of The World Book Encyclopedia. He has appeared on all three network morning news programs, as well as "Face the Nation," "Nightline," and "All Things Considered." He has been a regular commentator on "Marketplace" on American Public Radio.
Paul M. Smith, Jenner & Block, LLP
Paul M. Smith is Chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and Co-Chair of the Media and First Amendment, and Election Law and Redistricting Practices. He has had an active Supreme Court practice for three decades, including oral arguments in 19 Supreme Court cases involving matters ranging from free speech and civil rights to civil procedure. Among his important victories have been Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case, and Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n, establishing the First Amendment rights of those who produce and sell video games.
Mr. Smith graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College in 1976 and received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. He has been named one of the best lawyers in the field of Appellate, Litigation, First Amendment, and Media and Entertainment Law in addition to being the recipient of many awards.
Nadine Strossen, New York Law School
Nadine Strossen has written, lectured, and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties, and international human rights. From 1991 through 2008 she served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nation's largest and oldest civil liberties organization. Professor Strossen is currently a member of the ACLU's National Advisory Council. When Professor Strossen stepped down as ACLU President in 2008, three Supreme Court Justices (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and David Souter) participated in her farewell/tribute luncheon. Professor Strossen has made thousands of public presentations before diverse audiences, including on more than 500 campuses and in many foreign countries. She has commented frequently on legal issues in the national media, having appeared on virtually every national news program. She has been a monthly columnist for two online publications and a weekly commentator on the Talk America Radio Network. Professor Strossen's writings have been published in many scholarly and general interest publications (more than 300 published works). Professor Strossen graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College (1972) and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School (1975), where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before becoming a law professor, she practiced law for nine years in Minneapolis (her hometown) and New York City.
Latanya Sweeney, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Frank Tuerkheimer, Habush-Bascom Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison
Frank Tuerkheimer is the Habush-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin and of counsel to the Madison firm of LaFollette Godfrey and Kahn. He has been United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, an Associate Watergate Prosecutor and an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. As a private attorney, he has represented public interest groups for almost 30 years. He has also written in the areas of Evidence, Criminal Law and Privacy and has testified on these issues before Senate committees.
Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauz_ Professor, MIT
Sherry Turkle is a professor, author, consultant, researcher and licensed clinical psychologist who has spent the last 30 years researching the psychology of people's relationships with technology. She is the Abby Rockefeller Mauz_ Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and founder and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, a center of research and reflection on the evolving connections between people and artifacts. Turkle has investigated the intersection of digital technology and human relationships from the early days of personal computers to our current world of robotics, artificial intelligence, social networking and mobile connectivity. She has shown how technology doesn't just catalyze changes in what we do - it affects how we think. Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is the author of five books, Psychoanalytic Politics, The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Interent, Simulation and its Discontents, and most recently, Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other and the editor of three, including Evocative Objects: Things We Think With, Falling For Science: Objects in Mind, and The Inner History of Devices. She's been profiled in such publications as The New York Times, Scientific American and Wired, and was named "woman of the year" by Ms. Magazine and among the "Forty under Forty" who are changing the nation by Esquire. She is a featured media commentator on the social and psychological effects of technology for CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the BBC, and NPR, including appearances on such programs as Nightline, Frontline, The Colbert Report and 20/20.
Edward G. Viltz is president and founder of the Internet Collaboration Coalition (Internet CC). InternetCC is a consulting company dedicated to assisting organizations expand their presence through the effective use of the Internet.
He has over 25 years of international executive management, consulting and entrepreneurial experience in the information technology marketplace.
He was the founding President of the Public Interest Registry (PIR), manager of the .ORG top level Internet domain, serving from 2002 through 2006. During that time PIR experienced phenomenal revenue growth from $1.9 million to over $32 million. In addition, .org domain names under management grew from 2.6 million to 5.3 million while attaining all budget and financial objectives. The .org domain is now growing at a greater percentage rate than both .com and .net.
He previously formed Technology Integration Solutions (TIS), an international consulting company, as a project management and business development firm focusing on setting up school-based Internet and technology partnerships between the United States and African countries. He was vice president and chief operations officer for Pulsar Data Systems. He also co-founded and served as president of Enterprise Integration Corporation (EIC) and held a variety of key management posts with the IBM Corporation.
During his IBM career, he helped develop multiple new business distribution and industry channels. In addition, he held several executive-level and management positions nationwide, and he was recognized for business management, revenue growth and human resources development. Most notable, he was a Loaned Executive from IBM to the small disadvantaged business community, and he developed a national network of technology companies owned by female and minority entrepreneurs.
Currently, he is on the board and is past chairman of Progressive Life Centers. He also is on the board of the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University; and Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Additionally, he served on former White House councils on small business and closing the digital divide. He is also a member of the Bulgarian President's IT Advisory Council and has consulted to governments, civil society organizations and corporations internationally.
He has a bachelor's degree from Southern University in New Orleans (SUNO) and has done graduate studies at Harvard University school of business and also holds a master's degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. In 1993, he was inducted into the Who's Who in Black America.
David Vladeck, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Vladeck teaches federal courts, civil procedure, administrative law, and seminars in First Amendment litigation, and co-directs the Institute for Public Representation, a clinical law program. Professor Vladeck recently returned to the Law Center after serving for nearly four years as the Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. At the FTC, he supervised the Bureau's more than 430 lawyers, investigators, paralegals and support staff in carrying out the Bureau's work to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices. Before joining the Law Center faculty full-time in 2002, Professor Vladeck spent over 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nationally-prominent public interest law firm, handling and supervising complex litigation. He has briefed and argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than sixty cases before federal courts of appeal and state courts of law resort. He is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform. Professor Vladeck frequently testifies before Congress and writes on administrative law, preemption, First Amendment, and access to justice issues.
Stephen Vladeck, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Stephen I. Vladeck is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, and will join the faculty at the University of Texas School of Law in the same position in Fall 2016. His teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, and national security law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, Vladeck's prolific and widely cited scholarship has appeared in an array of legal publications-including the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal - and his popular writing has been published in forums ranging from the New York Times to BuzzFeed. Vladeck, who is a co-editor of Aspen Publishers' leading national security law and counterterrorism law casebooks, frequently represents parties or amici in litigation challenging government counterterrorism policies, and has authored reports on related topics for a wide range of organizations-including the First Amendment Center, the Constitution Project, and the ABA's Standing Committee on Law and National Security. A 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, Vladeck clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Willis Ware, (1920-2013)
Willis H. Ware (Ph.D., Princeton University, 1951) was a senior computer scientist emeritus with the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. An electrical engineer, he devoted his career to all aspects of computer technology - hardware, software, architectures, software development, networks, federal agency and military applications, management of computer-intensive projects, public policy and legislation. In 1952 he joined Rand to help build the Johnniac computer, a machine weighing 2.5 tons and comprising 5,000 vacuum tubes. He chaired a Department of Defense committee in the late 1960s that created the first definitive discussion of information system security and treated it as both a technical matter and a policy issue. Later, in the early 1970s he chaired the cabinet-level HEW Committee, whose report was the foundation for the United States Federal Privacy Act of 1974.
Subsequently, President Gerald Ford appointed him to the Privacy Protection Study Commission, whose report remains the most extensive examination of private sector record-keeping practices. Most recently his interests turned to the vulnerabilities of highly automated and computerized information-oriented societies, and the technical and policy aspects of protecting their national information infrastructure.
Dr. Ware was the first and past chairman of the (U.S.) Information System and Privacy Advisory Board, which he chaired for eleven years following its creation. It is a statutory body created by the Computer Security Act of 1987 and advises the United States government on societal impacts of computer technology and broad aspects of the government's information system infrastructure. He also served as the Vice Chair of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 from 1985-1994. At the time of his death, he was still serving as a member of the EPIC Advisory Board. EPIC presented Dr. Ware with the Champion of Freedom Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Anne L. Washington, Assistant Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University
Anne L. Washington is an Assistant Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. She investigates the impact of information policy, business process, and organizational structures on the creation of digital records. As a digital government scholar, her research focuses on the production, meaning and retrieval of public sector information. In 2012, she was the first U.S. citizen to be invited as a fellow with the Peter Pribilla Foundation administered by the Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Technical University of Munich (TUM). Poli-informatics, her National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, introduced the field of political informatics which used open government data for the study of politics and governance. Her current interests include the development of professional norms for data scientists through socialization and management strategy.
She developed her expertise on government data working at the Congressional Research Service within the Library of Congress. She also served as an invited expert to the W3C E-Government Interest Group and the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group. She completed a PhD from The George Washington University School of Business. She holds a degree in computer science from Brown University and a Masters in Library Information Science (MLIS) from Rutgers University. Before completing her PhD, she had extensive work experience in the private sector including the Claris Software division of Apple Computers and Barclays Global Investors.
Chris Wolf, Hogan Lovells
Christopher Wolf is a partner at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP, where he leads the privacy and data security practice. He also is founder and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum think tank. As a litigator for three decades, Chris has been involved in some precedent-setting privacy case, including McVeigh v. Cohen, 983 F.Supp. 215 (D.D.C. 1998)(Navy found to violate ECPA). Chris also regularly represents clients in FTC and State Attorney General investigations, and provide compliance counseling across a wide range of privacy issues. Chris has published widely on privacy topics, including as editor and lead author of the Practising Law Institute (PLI) treatise on privacy law and as co-editor and author of a Guide to Red Flags Compliance. He has served as an adjunct law professor and he speaks regularly on privacy topics, including this year at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Georgetown University, George Washington University and the University of Denver.
Paul Wolfson, Wilmer Hale
Paul Wolfson has a Supreme Court and appellate practice at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Wilmer Hale. Before entering private practice, Mr. Wolfson worked in the Solicitor General's Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he argued 19 cases before the United States Supreme Court. He worked on many of the government's leading information-privacy cases, including Reno v. Condon, which upheld the Drivers Privacy Protection Act against a constitutional challenge. He also worked on many First Amendment communications law cases, including Turner Broadcasting System v. FCC (involving the cable must-carry law), as well as U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton (the "term limits" case), and Printz v. United States (the "Brady Bill" case). Before his government service, Mr. Wolfson was at Public Citizen Litigation Group, where he successfully litigated Gredinger v. Davis, a leading information-privacy decision that invalidated Virginia's requirement that social security numbers be displayed in public voter registration records. He also litigated several Freedom of Information Act cases in the federal courts.
Mr. Wolfson currently serves as a member of the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility, the attorney-disciplinary authority of the District of Columbia Bar. He is also active in immigration-law issues, and serves as vice-chair of the Immigrants' Rights Subcommittee of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Wolfson is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B.1982), Trinity College, University of Cambridge (M. Phil. 1984), and Yale Law School (J.D. 1987). Following law school he clerked for Judge Phyllis Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and for Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tim Wu, Columbia Law School
Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School. He is author of The Master Switch: the Rise and Fall of Information Empires, and worked previously as senior advisor to the Federal Trade Commission. In 2013 he was named by National Law Journal one of America's 100 most influential lawyers.
Shoshana Zuboff, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration (retired), Harvard Business School
Shoshana Zuboff is an author and scholar whose new work, <em>Master or Slave? The Fight for the Soul of Our Information Civilization</em> (forthcoming, 2017), integrates her lifelong themes: the historical emergence of psychological individuality, the conditions for human development, the digital revolution, and the evolution of capitalism. She is a frequent contributor to the <em>Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung</em> where she writes at the intersection of capitalism and the digital. Zuboff is also the author of the seminal <em>In the Age of Smart Machine: The Future of Work</em> and Power</em> and the influential <em>The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism</em> (with Jim Maxmin), along with many scholarly and popular articles.
Zuboff joined the Harvard Business School in 1981 where she became the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration and one of the first tenured women on the HBS faculty. In 2014 and 2015 she was a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School. She has been a featured columnist for <em>Fast Company</em> and for <em>BusinessWeek Online</em>.
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