Professor Julie Cohen
Professor Cohen is one of the nation's foremost privacy theorists. Professor Cohen teaches and writes about copyright, information privacy regulation and the governance of information and communication networks. Her recent book, Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice (Yale University Press, 2012), was awarded the 2013 Association of Internet Researchers Book Award and was shortlisted for the Surveillance & Society Journal’s 2013 Book Prize.
Professor David Vladeck
Professor Vladeck recently returned to Georgetown Law after serving for nearly four years as the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is the nation’s chief regulatory agency charged with protecting privacy and data security with respect to commercial entities. During his tenure at the FTC, the agency issued many guidance documents on online and mobile privacy and brought over 50 privacy enforcement cases, many against large technology firms, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and others.
Professor Angela Campbell
Professor Campbell is one of the nation's leading advocates for protecting children’s privacy. She has taught at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation (IPR), a legal clinical program and public interest law firm, since 1988. IPR represents nonprofit organizations before the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission to enforce and establish media policies in the public interest.
Professor Laura Donohue
Professor Donohue is one of the nation's leading experts on national security issues and directs Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law. She writes on national security and counterterrorist law in the United States and United Kingdom. Her most recent book, The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics and Liberty (Cambridge University Press, 2008) analyzes the impact of American and British counterterrorist law on life, liberty, property, privacy and free speech.
Professor Paul Ohm
Professor Ohm is an expert in issues at the intersection of privacy and technology. As both a lawyer and computer programmer, he writes and teaches about information privacy, Internet law, computer crime, and cybersecurity. He has served as the Senior Policy Advisor at the Federal Trade Commission and as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. You can follow him on Twitter @paulohm.
Alvaro M. Bedoya
Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy & Technology. He is an expert on digital privacy issues, including face recognition, commercial data collection, and government surveillance, with a focus on their impact on communities of color. He is an informational resource to policymakers, advocates, and journalists. His commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, and Slate. Prior to joining the Center, he served as Chief Counsel to Senator Al Franken and to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. Alvaro is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he received the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. You can follow him on Twitter at @alvarombedoya. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clare Garvie joined the Center as a Law Fellow in 2015 after graduating from Georgetown Law. Her research with the Center is on face recognition use by law enforcement and the disparate impact of payday lending on vulnerable communities. While at law school, she focused on national security and international law, and participated in the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic during which she helped prepare a report on federal regulation of corporate and government big data use. She received her B.A. from Barnard College in political science and human rights studies. You can follow her on Twitter at @clareangelyn. She can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Katie Evans manages the communications and operations of the Center and conducts research for Center projects. Before coming to Georgetown Law, she spent many years managing university programs at American University Washington College of Law, University of Minnesota Department of Global Studies and University of Texas San Antonio College of Education and Human Development. She graduated with a B.A. in international studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a M.A. in political science from Central European University. Her thesis focused on political communication and technology. You can follow her on Twitter @mskatieevans. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Lehr is the Center’s Deputy Technologist. Before joining the Center in 2016, he obtained a B.A. in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also extensively studied and researched machine-learning algorithms. David applied them to predict students’ educational outcomes and to optimize allocation of governmental information technology resources in Virginia. Also, while he was at Penn, he co-authored a forthcoming law review article on the use of machine learning by administrative agencies. You can follow him on Twitter at @davidjlehr. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Harrison Rudolph is a Law Fellow with the Center. Harrison received his J.D. from Georgetown Law in 2016, where he focused on tech-privacy law and policy. As a law student, Harrison drafted and pitched commercial facial recognition privacy legislation at the Center's inaugural joint Georgetown-MIT privacy legislation practicum, conducted an online privacy audit at the Center's Technology of Privacy course, and delved into FISA in Georgetown's National Security Surveillance class. Harrison has interned at Facebook's policy office, GWU's Health Information and the Law project, and participated in Georgetown's Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic. Before law school, Harrison worked as a paralegal at a law firm in D.C. focusing on issues impacting consumer credit reporting agencies. Harrison received his B.A. from The George Washington University in political science. You can follow him on Twitter at @harrisonsethdc. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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