Alvaro Bedoya


Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology, Georgetown Law, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A. Harvard, J.D. Yale

Areas of Expertise:

Legislation, National Security, Military, War and Peace, Privacy

Professor Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of the Center. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, he served as Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee...

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Professor Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of the Center. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, he served as Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law and to its Chairman, Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.).  In this capacity, he advised Senator Franken in crafting legislation and conducting oversight on mobile location privacy, health data privacy and NSA transparency and worked to improve privacy protections for biometric technology like facial recognition and fingerprint readers. He also advised the Senator on civil rights, immigration, and intellectual property matters, and served as his lead advisor in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. 

Before joining the Senate, Prof. Bedoya was an associate at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP, and served as a research consultant for the International Labor Organization's Special Action Program to Combat Forced Labor. He is active in his community, and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Esperanza Education Fund, a status-blind college scholarship for immigrant students in D.C., Virginia and Maryland, that he co-founded in 2009. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Washington, D.C. 

He is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he received the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Alvaro M. Bedoya, The Unforeseen Effects of Georgia v. Ashcroft on the Latino Community, 115 Yale L.J. 2112-2146 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Alvaro M. Bedoya, Eduardo Bedoya & Patrick Belser, Debt Bondage and Ethnic Discrimination in Latin America, in Forced Labor: Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy 35-50 (Beate Andrees & Patrick Belser eds., Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers 2009).    [BOOK]
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All Scholarship 2004 - Present

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Alvaro M. Bedoya, The Unforeseen Effects of Georgia v. Ashcroft on the Latino Community, 115 Yale L.J. 2112-2146 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Alvaro M. Bedoya, Eduardo Bedoya & Patrick Belser, Debt Bondage and Ethnic Discrimination in Latin America, in Forced Labor: Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy 35-50 (Beate Andrees & Patrick Belser eds., Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers 2009).    [BOOK]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Alvaro M. Bedoya & Eduardo Bedoya Garland, Servidumbre por Deudas y Marginación en el Chaco de Paraguay [Debt Bondage and Marginalization in the Chaco of Paraguay], (Int'l Labour Org., Working Paper No. 45, 2005).    [WWW]
  • Alvaro M. Bedoya & Eduardo Bedoya Garland, El Trabajo Forzoso en la Extracción de la Madera en la Amazonía Peruana [Forced Labor in the Logging Industry in the Peruvian Amazon], (Int'l Labour Org., Working Paper No. 40, 2005).    [WWW]
  • Alvaro M. Bedoya & Eduardo Bedoya Garland, Enganche y Servidumbre por Deudas en Bolivia ["Enganche" and Debt Bondage in Bolivia], (Int'l Labour Org., Working Paper No. 41, 2005).    [WWW]
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"Facial Recognition Heading to US Airports," coverage by VR-Zone, April 19, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Key Official in Trump-Russia Investigation Will Step Down," coverage The Intercept, April 19, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Biometric Exit: Trump fast-tracks facial recognition for US airports to track visa holders," coverage by International Business Times, April 19, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Facial recognition is coming to US airports, fast-tracked by Trump," coverage by The Verge, April 18, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology

"Facial recognition plan worrisome," coverage by The Courier (IA), April 11, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy & Technology and referencing a Center report.

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"Facial Recognition Heading to US Airports," coverage by VR-Zone, April 19, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Key Official in Trump-Russia Investigation Will Step Down," coverage The Intercept, April 19, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Biometric Exit: Trump fast-tracks facial recognition for US airports to track visa holders," coverage by International Business Times, April 19, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Facial recognition is coming to US airports, fast-tracked by Trump," coverage by The Verge, April 18, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology

"Facial recognition plan worrisome," coverage by The Courier (IA), April 11, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy & Technology and referencing a Center report.

"Do the FBI and Department of Justice Want a Photo of Every American?," coverage in Truthdig, April 1, 2017, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"The permanent police line-up," coverage in The Washington Times, April 4, 2017, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Privacy concerns raised over facial recognition technology in New York City," coverage by Biometricupdate.com, March 30, 2017, referencing a opinion piece by Clare Garvie (L'15) and Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy and Technology.

"The Vast, Secretive Face Database That Could Instantly ID You In a Crowd," coverage by Fast Company, March 30, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professsor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Facial Recognition News: New York City To Use Technology With Little Oversight," coverage by the International Business Times, March 27, 2017, quoting an opinion piece by Executive Director Alvaro Bedoya and Associate Clare Garvie from the Center on Privacy & Techonology.  

"Who owns your face? You'd be surprised," an opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune, March 27, 2017, by Professor Alvaro Bedoya. Professor Bedoya co-authored another opinion piece on the subject in the New York Daily Newswith Clare Garvie. 

"Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears," coverage by The Guardian, March 27, 2017, quoting Professor Alvaro Bedoya.  The Atlantic also quoted Professor Bedoya in a similar article. 

"FBI’s handling of facial recognition tech draws skepticism on Capitol Hill," coverage by FedScoop, March 23, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, excutive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Who’s logging your face?," an opinion piece by Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology, in The Wasington Post, March 22, 2017.

"At Facial Recognition Databases Hearing, Congress Attacks FBI," coverage by NBC News, March 22, 2017, mentioning a report by the Center on Privacy and Technology, and quoting Alvaro Bedoya, the Center's executive director.

"Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops’ Body Cameras Into Surveillance Machines," coverage by The Intercept, March 22, 2017, mentioning a report by the Center on Privacy and Technology, and quoting Alvaro Bedoya, the Center's executive director.

"House Oversight grills law enforcement on facial recognition tech," coverage by The Hill, March 22, 2017, mentioning a report by the Center on Privacy and Technology, and quoting Alvaro Bedoya, the Center's executive director.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing on March 22, 2017 to review Law Enforcement’s Policies on Facial Recognition Technology. Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology, will be a witness.

"Facial Recognition Hearing Looks to Give Lawmakers Clearer Picture on Creepy Technology," coverage by NBC News, March 22, 2017, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"New Technology Could Turn Police Body Cameras into Instruments for Mass Surveillance," coverage in Merry Jane, March 11, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Police Face Recognition Software Still Isn't Great With Women & POCs, And Your Face Is Already In It," an interview with Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology by NPR station 90.5 WESA. Topic: Facial recognition software accuracy and law enforcement.

"Trump order on privacy protections could facilitate deporting immigrants," coverage in the Chicago Tribune, January 27, 2017, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Police trial 'Big Brother' AI system that is so powerful it can identify a criminal from a brief glimpse of their ear," coverage in the Daily Mail, December 19, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director, Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Lobbying muscle may help tech titans trump Trump," coverage by The Center for Public Integrity, December 13, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive directory, Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Chinese tourist town is using facial recognition to allow visitors to enter: System is better than a human at identifying people," coverage in the Daily Mail (U.K.), November 18, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive directory, Center on Privacy & Technology.

"HALF of Americans’ Photos Are Now Stored In Facial Recognition Databases," coverage by Activist Post, Nov. 14, 2016, featuring the Center on Privacy & Technology's report The Perpetual Line-Up and quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Documents show CalGang uses error-prone facial recognition," coverage in Reveal, November 11, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director, Center on Privacy & Technology.

"GULC Report Proposes Police Database Oversight," coverage in The Hoya, October 25, 2016, featuring Center on Privacy and Technology's report, The Perpetual Line-Up. Also quoting Dean William Treanor, Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya and Fellow Harrison Rudolph.

"Police Facial Recognition Databases Log About Half Of Americans," an interview with Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director, Center on Privacy & Technology, on NPR Weekend Edition Sunday, October 23, 2016.

"The Source: The 'Wild West' Of Facial Recognition Technology," coverage by The Source (Texas Public Radio), October 20, 2016, featuring an interview with Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Tecnhology.

"Law enforcement increasing use of facial recognition technology," coverage by WTSP (Tampa Bay), October 19, 2016, featuring a report by the Center on Privacy and Technology and quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Seattle police win praise for safeguards with facial-recognition software," coverage by The Seattle Times, October 18, 2016, featuring a report by the Center for Privacy and Technology and quoting Adjunct Professor and executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology, Alvaro Bedoya.

"Racial profiling, by a computer? Police facial-ID tech raises civil rights concerns," coverage by The Washington Post, October 18, 2016, featuring a report by the Center for Privacy and Technology and quoting Adjunct Professor and executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology, Alvaro Bedoya. For more on this story, see New York Times, Tampa Bay Times, The Telegraph, Law 360, The Hill, Quartz, and Engaget.

"Does Stingray use violate law, target minority communities?," coverage in The Privacy Advisor, October 7, 2016,  quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Government lawyers don't get the Internet," coverage in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, October 7, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Police can't use Twitter to predict hate crimes — but that could change soon," coverage in Tech.Mic, September 27, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Charleston police chief exploring ways to remove innocents from field contact database," coverage in The Post and Courier (Charleston SC), September 24, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Government lawyers don’t understand the Internet. That’s a problem.The law isn’t keeping up with technology.," coverage in The Washington Post, September 23, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director Center on Privacy & Technology, and Professor Paul Ohm.

"Community Control Over Police Surveillance Effort Launches with First Wave of Legislation in 11 Cities," coverage by Afro American, September 21, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy & Technology

"What’s Behind Google’s Secretive Ad-Blocking Policy?," coverage in MIT Technology Review, September 16, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy & Technology.

"How states use facial recognition to sniff out driver's license fraud," coverage in The Verge, August 15, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Surveillance Isn't Colorblind," coverage by Truth-Out.org, August 12, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Microsoft Pitches Technology That Can Read Facial Expressions at Political Rallies," coverage in The Intercept, August 4, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Cyberwar: What is it?," coverage in Politico, July 13, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"A Private FBI Facial Recognition Database?," coverage in Politico, July 6, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro M. Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy & Technology.

"As It Searches for Suspects, the FBI May Be Looking at You," coverage in MIT Technology Review, June 23, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Huge FBI facial recognition database flawed: audit," coverage in Yahoo Tech News, June 16, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"The F.B.I.'s Facial-Recognition Program Is a Scary Mess," coverage in Vanity Fair, June 16, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"The Use of FBI’s Facial Recognition Is Growing, Despite Rampant Inaccuracy and Privacy Concerns," coverage in The Intercept, June 16, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"The FBI can draw on over 411 million photos for its facial recognition system," coverage in The Verge, June 15, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"FBI wants to exempt its huge fingerprint and photo database from privacy protections," coverage by In Homeland Security, June 2, 2016, quoting quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Face to Face," coverage by National Retail Federation, June 1, 2016, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Tech, civil liberties leaders fight FBI biometric program," coverage by Christian Science Monitor, June 1, 2016, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"State Senator backs off attempt to gut Illinois privacy law," coverage by The Verge, May 28, 2016, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Gut Privacy Protections For 'Faceprints,'" coverage by The Daily Online Examiner, May 27, 2016, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

New York City has been shining surveillance lights on its black population for the last 300 years,” coverage in Fusion.net, May 24, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director Center on Privacy & Technology.

Federal Officials Tackle Ethical Use of Big Data,” coverage in MeriTalk, May 23, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director Center on Privacy & Technology.

Google ban is pivotal in payday loan fight,” coverage in The Philadelphia Tribune, May 20, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Google bans Payday and other predatory loan ads," coverage in Westside Gazette, May 19, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"New York City has been shining surveillance lights on its black population for the last 300 years," coverage in Fusion, May 19, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Google Bans Payday And Other Predatory Loan Ads," coverage in the Seattle Medium, May 17, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Undercovered: Facial Recognition and the Future of Privacy," coverage in Mediaite, May 17, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Your Password Written All Over Your Face: Selfies Help Fight Identity Theft," coverage in the Hartford Courant, May 13, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

Google To Ban Payday Loan Ads,” an interview with Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director of the Center on Privacy and Technology, on NPR All Things Considered, May 11, 2016. Professor Bedoya was also quoted in The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Google Takes A Stand Against Payday Loans, Bans Ads,” coverage in Forbes, May 11, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director Center on Privacy & Technology. Also covered in The Economic Times (India).

Companies are betting on a new way to protect your identity: the selfie.,” coverage in The Washington Post, May 6, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director Center on Privacy & Technology.

Facebook To Face Privacy Lawsuit Over Photo-Tagging Feature,” coverage in International Business Times, May 6, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Lawsuit challenging Facebook’s facial recognition system moves forward," coverage by The Verge, May 5, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Facial recognition tech is allowing stores to reward customers," coverage by CBC News, May 2, 2016, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

Surveillance as a tool for racism,” coverage in TechCrunch, April 25, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya and mentioning The Color of Surveillance held at the Law Center.

"Snowden Speaks On Security Issues," coverage in The Hoya, April 15, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

Face-Recognition Privacy Talks Blasted As ‘Orwellian Farce’ As NTIA Process Moves Forward,” coverage in International Business Times, March 29, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Center on Privacy and Technology executive director.

Business eyes facial recognition guidelines,” coverage in The Hill, March 18, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Center on Privacy & Technology executive director.

FTC Warns Mobile Developers About SilverPush Eavesdropping Software,” coverage in MediaPost Communications, March 17, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Center on Privacy & Technology executive director.

‘Everyone Is Not Watched Equally’,” an edited transcript by Fairness & Accuracy Reporting, March 15, 2016, of a CounterSpin interview with Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Center on Privacy & Technology executive director.

Alvaro Bedoya on Facial Recognition and the Color of Surveillance,” a Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting March 11, 2016 interview with Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Biometrics Are Coming, Along With Serious Security Concerns," coverage by Wired, March 9, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy and Technology.

Google Gets Sued Over Face Recognition, Joining Facebook And Shutterfly In Battle Over Biometric Privacy In Illinois,” coverage in International Business Times, March 4, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Center on Privacy and Technology executive director.

Revealed: how facial recognition has invaded shops – and your privacy,” coverage in The Guardian, March 3, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Center on Privacy & Technology executive director.

‘Incredibly Creepy’ Billboards to Track Behavior of Passers-By,” coverage in eNews Park Forest, February 29, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Center on Privacy and Technology executive director.

"Apple cites ‘free speech’ in rejecting FBI’s demand it unlock shooter’s phone," coverage in the Miami Herald, February 25, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Analysts see business benefit in Apple’s battle with FBI," coverage in McClatchy DC, February 18, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor  Alvaro Bedoya.

People will turn their smartphones into spying devices for just $5/month,” coverage in Fusion, February 2, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Center on Privacy and Technology executive director.

"The Color of Surveillance," Slate, January 18, 2016, an opinion piece by Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology. 

"USA Freedom: The Rubber Meets the Road," Just Security, January 15, 2016, featuring Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology. 

"When is it worth giving up your data? Americans aren’t quite sure.," coverage by The Washington Post, January 14, 2016, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

Drone privacy push could stall out,” coverage by Politico, January 3, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Facial Recognition: Who's Tracking You in Public?," coverage in Consumer Reports, December 30, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

"Google is trying to kill passwords. But what should replace them?," coverage in The Washington Post, December 23, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya. Further coverage is in The Boston Globe, The Hamilton SpectatorBiz Tek Mojo and The Waltonian.

"Say cheese! Virginians can now smile in their driver’s license photos," coverage in The Washington Post, December 22, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya. Further coverage is by The Verge.

"EU Data-Privacy Law Raises Daunting Prospects for U.S. Companies," Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2015, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. Further coverage is in Valley News

"Facial Recognition and Retailers," coverage by NBC, November 18, 2015, quoting Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Meet The 'Ultrasonic' Tracking Company Privacy Activists Are Terrified Of," coverage by Forbes, November 16, 2015, quoting Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. 

"Facial Recognition Tools Tracking Shoppers," coverage by NBC Southern California, November 11, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Facebook Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit Over 'Faceprints,'" coverage by Daily Online Examiner, October 14, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Facebook Keeps Getting Sued Over Face-Recognition Software, And Privacy Groups Say We Should Be Paying More Attention," coverage in The International Business Time, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro M. Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Illinois Privacy Law Tested By 'Faceprint' Cases," Media Post, August 6, 2015, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Georgetown Center on Privacy & Technology.

"The government doesn’t know how businesses are using tech that tracks your face," coverage in The Washington Post, July 31, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Facebook’s Facial Recognition Software Draws Privacy Complaints, Lawsuit," coverage in the Insurance Journal, July 30, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Meanwhile in the Future: Cross the Border Using Only Your Face as ID," coverage in Gizmodo, July 28, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya.

Celebrating DC’s Trending 40: Lawyers Under 40,” coverage by Bisnow.com, July 23, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & TechnologyMichelle Mitchell, L'09Ria Williams, L'09, Brian Ashin, L'08, John W.F. Chesley, L'05, Loren AliKhan, L'06 and Paul R. St. Lawrence III, L'03. 

The rise of on-body cameras and how they will change how we live,” coverage by the New Scientist, July 22, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"The OPM breach exposed more than a million fingerprints. Here’s why that terrible news," Washington Post, July 15, 2015, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology

"Advocating Privacy," a profile of Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology, in The Hill, July 14, 2015.  

"Who Owns Your Face?," an article in The Atlantic, July 2, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology, and the Georgetown Law/MIT privacy practicum course. 

"In your face, US citizens! Govt can’t save you from corporate eyes," coverage in The Register, July 1, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Round 1 goes to the lobbyists," coverage in Politico, June 29, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Smart technology: Here's looking at you," New Zealand Herald, June 26, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Someday, Facebook may not even need to see your face to find you in photos," Washington Post, June 23, 2014, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Privacy advocates are spooked by Facebook's new facial recognition software," PRI, June 23, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"The government tested facial recognition tech on thousands of travelers at a Washington area airport," coverage in The Washington Post, June 18, 2015, quoting Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology. Further coverage is in New Scientist, The Huffington Post and The New York Times.

Privacy Advocates Resign In Protest,” an interview with Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, director of the Center on Privacy & Technology, in The Huffington Post, June 17, 2015.

"Consumer Groups Back Out of Federal Talks on Face Recognition," coverage in The New York Times, June 16, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Government looks at technology to identify people based on tattoos," coverage in The Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

Surveillance in Marble,” a piece by Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology, in Slate, June 2, 2015.

Quiz: Just how Kafkaesque is the court that oversees NSA spying?,” a piece co-authored by Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology, in the Washington Post, May 21, 2015.

The People's Manifesto on Police Body-Cameras,” coverage by The Atlantic, May 15, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"State AGs’ Interest in Privacy and Cybersecurity – No End in Sight – REDUX (or, if you prefer, we told you so…)," coverage in Mondaq, May 13, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. 

Patriot Act In Uncharted Legal Territory As Deadline Approaches,” National Journal, May 10, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Influencers: Congress should end NSA bulk data collection," Christian Science Monitor, May 6, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

The privacy and security questions we must ask about the Apple Watch,” coverage in the Fusion, March 10, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights doesn't go far enough, critics say,” covered by The Sentinel (Keene, NH), March 8, 2014, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

World Passcode Privacy Industry, privacy groups at odds in opposition to Obama's consumer data plan,” coverage in Christian Science Monitor, March 6, 2015, mentioning Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Industry, privacy groups at odds in opposition to Obama's consumer data plan," Christian Science Monitor, March 6, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights doesn't go far enough, critics say," Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2015, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, adjunct professor and executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Obama's 'Privacy Bill of Rights' Gets Bashed from All Sides," National Journal, February 27, 2015, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, adjunct professor and executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"White House Proposes Broad Consumer Data Privacy Bill," coverage in The New York Times, February 27, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

White House releases draft of consumer privacy bill,” coverage in The Verge, February 27, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Samsung and LG smart TVs share your voice data with a third party," coverage by ConsumerReports.org, February 9, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Identity Theft: Is a Federal Standard Really the Answer?," coverage in Roll Call, February 2, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology

"Why Paid Parental Leave Could Be Key to Diversifying the Tech Workforce," coverage in Nextgov, January 28, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director, Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Obama Wants Companies to Stop Stealing Your Data. Good Luck," coverage in Mother Jones, January 20, 2014, quoting Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy & Technology.

"Obama’s privacy and cyber bills are the GOP’s first big test at governing," Washington Post, January 13, 2015, quoting Professor David Vladeck and Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Obama's data-breach initiative has privacy advocates optimistic, cautious," CNet, January 13, 2015, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Privacy advocates: A national data breach notification standard might actually make things worse," coverage in The Washington Post, January 12, 2015, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. Further coverage on this topic is in The National Journal.

"At Georgetown Law, efforts to close gap between law, tech," coverage in The Washington Post, January 11, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Alvaro Bedoya and Professor David Vladeck, as they introduce a joint privacy practicum course with MIT. 

"The Future of Uber And Online Car Services," coverage by NPR's Diane Rehm Show, December 11, 2014, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology

"Uber ignites new privacy fight," coverage in The Hill, November 24, 2014, quoting Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. 

"Big Data and the Underground Railroad," a piece in Slate, November 7, 2014, by Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

"Buzz: What will Thune's Commerce Committee look like? — Terry officially loses his spot — Things look good for Honda, but there are still ballots to count," coverage in Politico, November 6, 2014, featuring Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.

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