EPIC Advisory Board
Alessandro Acquisti [bio]
Brewster Kahle [bio]
Alessandro Acquisti is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Public Policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, a member of Carnegie Mellon CyLab and CUPS, and a fellow of the Ponemon Institute. His research investigates the economics and behavioral economics of privacy and information security, as well as privacy in online social networks. Alessandro has been the recipient of the PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies and the IBM Best Academic Privacy Faculty Award, and of research grants from the National Science Foundation, Transcoop Foundation, Google, and Microsoft. Alessandro's research has been disseminated through journals (including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Information Systems Research, Marketing Science, Marketing Letters, IEEE Security & Privacy, Journal of Comparative Economics); edited books and book chapters; and leading international conference proceedings and keynotes. Several of his findings have been featured in media outlets such as NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CNN, and others. Among them, his 2009 study of the predictability of Social Security numbers was featured in the "Year in Ideas" issue of the New York Times Magazine. Alessandro holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and Masters 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.
Prof. Anita L. Allen, Deputy Dean, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Anita Allen is one of the nation's leading experts on privacy law. Allen is the co-author of the innovative, pathbreaking textbook, Privacy Law and Society (West 2007), and author of Why Privacy Isn't Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (2003). Her Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (1988) was one of the very first books devoted to a philosophical discussion of privacy and its value. She has published more than 80 articles and essays. She is also recognized for her scholarship in the areas of jurisprudence, legal philosophy, law and literature, women's rights and race relations.
Hon. 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 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 M. Balkin is the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. Professor Balkin is the founder and director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and the new information technologies, as well as the director of Yale‚s Knight Law and Media Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and writes political and legal commentary at the weblog Balkinization. His books include Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology; The Constitution in 2020 (with Reva Siegel); Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (5th ed., with Brest, Levinson, Amar and Siegel); The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds (with Beth Noveck); Cybercrime: Digital Cops in a Networked Environment (with James Grimmelmann et. al.); What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said; and What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said.
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
David Banisar is Director of the Freedom of Information Project of Privacy International in London and a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Law, University of Leeds. Previously he was a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a co-founder and Policy Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. He has also served as an advisor and consultant to numerous organizations including the Representative on Freedom of the Media for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Justice Canada, the Open Society Institute, Article XIX and Consumers International. He has worked in the field of information policy for fifteen years and is the author of many books, studies, and articles on freedom of information, freedom of expression and privacy.
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.
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.
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.
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. From 1999-2000, he was a fellow at Harvard¹s 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 a Visiting Scholar at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His research has focused on the comparative analysis of surveillance technologies and privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. In addition to numerous scholarly and newspaper articles, he has published six books on privacy protection, including "The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective" (2006), "The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance" (2008) and "Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events" (2011). He has also completed policy reports on privacy protection for the Canadian government, the Canadian Standards Association, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the European Commission, and the UK Information Commissioner. He is currently the co-investigator of a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant entitled "The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting." He teaches a range of courses on US politics, political analysis and information and communications policy.
Prof. Francesca Bignami, 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 Léger of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. In 1998, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Prof. Christine L. Borgman, UCLA Department of Information Studies
Christine L. Borgman is Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. She is the author of more than 200 publications in the fields of information studies, computer science, and communication. Both of her sole-authored monographs, Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (MIT Press, 2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (MIT Press, 2000), have won the Best Information Science Book of the Year award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology. She is a lead investigator for the Center for Embedded Networked Systems (CENS), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, where she conducts data practices research. Current collaborations include Monitoring, Modeling, and Memory and the Data Conservancy, both funded by the National Science Foundation, and The Transformation of Knowledge, Culture, and Practice in Data-Driven Science: A Knowledge Infrastructures Perspective, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, launching in January, 2012. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and recently completed seven years of service on the U.S. National Academies' Board on Research Data and Information and the U.S. National CODATA. In 2011, Prof. Borgman received both the Paul Evan Peters Award from the Coalition for Networked Information, Association for Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE, and the Research in Information Science Award from the American Association of Information Science and Technology. At UCLA she has chaired the Information Technology Planning Board and serves on the Advisory Board for Privacy and Data Protection and the Academic Senate Committee on Libraries and Scholarly Communication.
danah boyd is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research and a research associate at the Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society. At the Berkman Center, danah co-directed the Internet Safety Technical Task Force with John Palfrey and Dena Sacco to work with companies and non-profits to identify potential technical solutions for keeping children safe online. Currently, danah is co-directing the Youth Media and Policy Working Group with John Palfrey and Urs Gasser; this project is funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Dr. boyd is also an associate fellow at Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society. She is on the board of the New Media Consortium. She has worked as an ethnographer and social media researcher for various corporations, including Intel, Tribe.net, Google, and Yahoo! She also created and managed a large online community for V-Day, a non-profit organization working to end violence against women and girls worldwide. She was a Commissioner on the Knight Commission on Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. In 2010, Dr. boyd won the CITASA Award for Public Sociology. 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.
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 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, 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.
M. Ryan Calo is Director for Privacy and Robotics at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society and an incoming faculty member at the University of Washington School of Law. Calo's work on law and emerging technology has appeared in the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, and other news outlets. Calo serves on several advisory and program committees, including the Future of Privacy Forum, the Mozilla Legal Advisory Board, and National Robotics Week. He also co-chairs the American Bar Association Committee on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. 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.
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 is coming out in Harvard University Press in 2014. Her articles have appeared in the Boston University Law Review, California Law Review, Denver University Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Michigan 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. Professor Citron serves as an Adviser to American Law Institute’s Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project. She is also 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.
Prof. Julie E. Cohen, 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.
Susan Crawford is a professor at Cardozo Law School in New York City and a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. She was a full professor at the University of Michigan Law School between July 1, 2008 and July 1, 2010. She was on leave from Michigan to co-lead the FCC Agency Review team for the Obama-Biden transition (11/08-1/09), and served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009). As an academic, she teaches internet law and communications law. She is a member of the boards of Public Knowledge and TPRC. She was a member of the board of directors of ICANN from 2005-2008 and is the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes place each Sept. 22. One of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2009); IP3 Awardee (2010), World Technology Network Awardee (2010); one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future (2011). Ms. Crawford received her B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and J.D. from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (Washington, D.C.) until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal academy. Susan, a violist, lives in New York City.
Simon Davies, Director General, Privacy International
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.
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).
Dr. Whitfield Diffie, Vice President and Fellow, Chief Security Officer (retired), Sun Microsystems
Whitfield Diffie, Chief Security Officer of Sun Microsystems, is a Sun Distinguished Engineer and has been at Sun since 1991. As Chief Security Officer, Diffie is the chief exponent of Sun's security vision and responsible for developing Sun's strategy to achieve that vision.
Best known for his 1975 discovery of the concept of public key cryptography, Diffie spent the 1990s working primarily on the public policy aspects of cryptography and has testified several times in the Senate and House of Representatives. His position-in opposition to limitations on the business and personal use of cryptography-is the subject of the book Crypto, by Steven Levy of Newsweek. Diffie and Susan Landau are joint authors of the book Privacy on the Line, which examines the politics of wiretapping and encryption and won the Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research and the IEEE-USA award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding of the Profession.
Diffie is a fellow of the Marconi Foundation and is the recipient of awards from a number of organizations, including IEEE, The Electronic Frontiers Foundation, NIST, NSA, the Franklin Institute and ACM. Prior to assuming his present position in 1991, Diffie was Manager of Secure Systems Research for Northern Telecom, where he designed the key management architecture for NT's PDSO security system for X.25 packet networks. 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.
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.
Prof. 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.
Edward Felten, Gordon McKay Professor, Computer Science, Princeton University Center For Information Technology Policy
Ed was the first Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission from January 2011 until September 2012. His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology. Specific topics include software security, Internet security, electronic voting, cybersecurity policy, technology for government transparency, network neutrality and Internet policy.
Ed often blogs about technology and policy at Freedom to Tinker.
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.
Hon. 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, 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.
Dr. Urs Gasser is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society's Executive Director. Before joining the Berkman Center in this capacity, he was Associate Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), where he led the Research Center for Information Law as Faculty Director. Before joining the St. Gallen faculty, Urs Gasser spent three years as a research and teaching fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where he was appointed Faculty Fellow in 2005. At the Berkman Center, he was the lead fellow on the Digital Media Project, a multi-disciplinary research project aimed at exploring the transition from offline/analog to online/digital media. He also initiated and chaired the Harvard-Yale-Cyberscholar Working Group, and was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School in the 2003/04 academic year.
Urs Gasser's research and teaching focuses on information law and policy and the interaction between law and innovation. Current research projects explore policy and educational challenges for the future generation of digital natives, the regulation of digital media and technology (with emphasis on IP law), ICT interoperability, the institutional settings for fostering entrepreneurship, and the law’s impact on innovation and risk in the ICT space.
Urs Gasser is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen and Harvard Law School. For his academic work, he has received several awards, including Harvard’s Landon H. Gammon Fellowship for academic excellence and the "Walther Hug-Preis Schweiz", a prize for the best doctoral theses in law nationwide, among others. He has published and edited six books and has written over 60 articles in books, law reviews, and professional journals.
Pamela Jones Harbour, Fulbright and Jaworski, Former Commissioner, FTC
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.
Prof. Aziz Huq, 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 is the Principal of the consulting firm she founded in 1996, which advises governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and foundations on information and communication policy. She was (1997-2002) Director of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project at Harvard University, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a Senior Research Associate in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) and in the Center for Business and Government (CBG) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Hurley was an official (1988-96) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France. At the OECD, she had responsibility for identifying emerging issues related to protection of personal data and privacy, security of information systems, cryptography technology and policy, and protection of intellectual property. From 1983 through 1988, Hurley practiced intellectual property law in the United States, including copyright, trade secret, trademark, and computer law.
She is the recipient of the 2002 Namur Award, a biennial award given by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) in recognition of outstanding contributions, with international impact, to awareness of the social implications of information technology. Hurley was also selected as one of seven finalists in the Policy category of the inaugural World Technology Awards. She is the author of Pole Star: Human Rights in the Information Society (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, 2003) and "Security and Privacy Laws: The Showstoppers of the Global Information Society" in Masters of the Wired World (Pitman Publishing, 1999), as well as several other publications.
Kristina Irion is presently a Marie Curie fellow at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam where she will be implementing a research project on governing digital information. She is faculty (on research leave) at the Departments of Public Policy and Legal Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She obtained her Dr. iuris degree from Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and holds a Master's degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. She has worked in the field of audiovisual media, electronic communications and data protection regulation and policy for ten years as an academic and professional. Kristina Irion was key personnel of four collaborative European research projects on privacy, independent media regulatory bodies, and building functioning media institutions. She provided expertise to the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the OECD and ENISA as well as collaborating with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). She is a member of the international advisory boards of the Electronic Information Privacy Center (EPIC) and Privacy Int'l.
Joi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
Joi Ito is the CEO of Creative Commons, and founder and CEO of Neoteny, a venture capital firm focused on personal communications and enabling technologies. He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. In 1997 Time ranked him as a member of the CyberElite. In 2000 he was ranked among the "50 Stars of Asia" by Business Week and commended by the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications for supporting the advancement of IT. In 2001 the World Economic Forum chose him as one of the 100 "Global Leaders of Tomorrow" for 2002.
Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics Group
Jeff Jonas is Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics Group and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. The IBM Entity Analytics Group was formed based on technologies developed by Systems Research & Development (SRD), founded by Jonas in 1984, and acquired by IBM in January, 2005. Prior to the acquisition Jonas lead SRD through the design and development of a number of unique systems including technology used by the Las Vegas gaming industry. One such innovation played a pivotal role in protecting the gaming industry from aggressive card count teams.
Jonas designs next generation technology that helps organizations better leverage their enterprise-wide information assets. With particular interest in real-time "sensemaking" these innovative systems fundamentally improve enterprise intelligence which makes organizations smarter, more efficient and highly competitive. Jonas periodically testifies on privacy and counterterrorism in such venues as the White House before the President's Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, and other federally convened commissions.
Following an investment in 2001 by In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA; SRD began playing a role in America's national security and counterterrorism mission. One such contribution includes an analysis of the connections between the individual 9/11 terrorists. This link analysis is now taught in universities and has been widely cited by think tanks and the media, for example, an extensive one-on-one interview with Peter Jennings that aired on ABC PrimeTime.
Jonas' work has received wide media attention from the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, to Fortune Magazine, MSNBC and National Public Radio. A highly sought after speaker, Jonas travels the globe discussing innovation, national security, and privacy with government leaders, industry executives, leading global think tanks, privacy advocacy groups, and policy research organizations, including the Center for Democracy and Technology, Heritage Foundation and the Markle Foundation. He is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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.
Sheila Kaplan, Education New York
Sheila Kaplan is an independent information policy and data privacy researcher and longtime advocate for the privacy rights of students.
Kaplan regularly advises federal and state officials as well as technology companies and education groups on issues related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Her advocacy and model bill led to the establishment by New York of the nation's first legislated state-level Chief Privacy Officer for Education in 2014. She continues to work with stakeholders in other states interested in creating a CPO for education. She also drafted a model Student Privacy Protection Act for states seeking to grant additional protections to student privacy.
Kaplan founded Education New York in 1997 as an independent source of state and national education news. Beginning in 2003 her focus shifted to information policy research and children's privacy rights. In 2011, she launched the annual Education New York National Opt-Out Campaign to inform parents of their rights under FERPA to restrict third-party access to their children's information.
Kaplan is frequently interviewed by national and international news outlets as well as by New York City media on student and data privacy issues.
A graduate of George Washington University, she holds a master's in Information Policy and Records Management from the University at Albany and a master's in social work from Fordham University. She is Executive Director of the Elaine and William Kaplan Family Foundation.
Prof. Pamela S. Karlan, 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.
Prof. Ian Kerr, 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, Dean, Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering
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 at Australian National University and University of Melbourne, Former Justice, High Court of Australia
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 at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1974 and is now Director of Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science. His teaching has ranged across introductory computer science, theory of computation, and the social and legal implications of digital technology. Lewis served for eight years as Dean of Harvard College and is a Faculty Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He is the author of several books on theoretical computer science and on higher education, and he is co-author, with Hal Abelson and Ken Ledeen, of Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion.
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 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 is a 2009 Open Society Institute fellow, working on a book about China and the global Internet. She is cofounder of Global Voices, a global citizen media network, and an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre, where she teaches online journalism and conducts research on the Internet, China, and censorship. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she was previously CNN bureau chief in Beijing and in Tokyo.
Ms. MacKinnon is a founding member of the Global Network Initiative, an initiative to advance freedom of expression and privacy in the Internet and telecoms sectors. She was also public lead in 2007 and 2008 for Creative Commons Hong Kong. She has previously been a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where she focused on blogs and participatory online media in international news, and at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Alice Marwick is an Assistant Professor at Fordham University and an academic affiliate at the Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) at Fordham Law School. 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 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 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, Follett Chair, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University,
Mary 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 and has taught as an adjunct professor of library law at San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science. She is an attorney and specializes in library law, consulting with libraries on First Amendment, privacy, and other issues. Minow is Policy Analyst for the the California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners, and she advises the association on intellectual freedom 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 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.
Dr. Pablo Molina is 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. He was associate vice president for information technology from 2007 until 2012 and campus chief information officer from 2000 until 2012 at Georgetown University. Prior to that, he worked as director of information technology for the University of Pennsylvania, lecturer/director of information systems for Washington University in Saint Louis, and senior lecturer for the University of Missouri in Saint Louis. Before his career in academia, he was MIS manager at the Saint Louis Zoo. Previously, he created and managed a technology company in Madrid, where he also served as editor in chief of computer magazines, authored several books on technology, and taught information technology at the Escuela de Hacienda Publica.
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 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, a Certified Novell Engineer, 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.
Dr. Peter G. 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, 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 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 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 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 is the Schering-Plough Professor in Health Care Regulation and Enforcement, Seton Hall Law School, and is an Affiliate Fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project. He has served as the Chair of the Section on Privacy and Defamation of the Association of American Law Schools, and currently serves on the executive board of the Section on Law and Medicine. He has been a visiting professor at Yale and Cardozo Law Schools, and a visiting fellow at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Pasquale's scholarship focuses on the power wielded by large intermediaries, including insurers, internet service providers, financial institutions, and search engines. He is writing a book on the topic titled “The Black Box Society: Private Technology and Public Life,” under contract to Harvard University Press. In 2008, Pasquale presented "Internet Nondiscrimination Principles for Competition Policy Online" before the Task Force on Competition Policy and Antitrust Laws of the House Committee on the Judiciary, appearing with the General Counsels of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. He has twice presented to committees at the National Academy of Sciences, and has been selected to deliver the talk "Equal Surveillance Under Law" as the Frederic Ewen Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties at Brooklyn College.
Harriet P. 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.
Dr. 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, EPIC Board Chair
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.
Prof. Anita Ramasastry, 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.
Prof. Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University
Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at George Washington University and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic. His new book is The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America, the companion book to the PBS series on the Supreme Court. He is also the author of The Most Democratic Branch, The Naked Crowd, and The Unwanted Gaze. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, summa cum laude; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School. His 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 ten best magazine journalists in America and the L.A. Times called him "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator." He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Christine Rosen and two sons.
Prof. Pam Samuelson, 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, Counterpane Systems
Bruce Schneier is the Chief Technology Officer of BT Counterpane, the world leader in Managed Security Monitoring. Counterpane provides security monitoring services to Fortune 2000 companies worldwide. He is the author of seven books on security and cryptography, including his most recent book, Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World. His first book, Applied Cryptography, has sold over 150,000 copies and is the definitive work in the field. Schneier designed the Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms, and writes the influential "Crypto-Gram" monthly newsletter. He is a frequent lecturer on computer security and cryptography.
Barbara Simons, Association for Computing Machinery
Barbara Simons is an expert on voting. She was a member of the National Workshop on Internet Voting that was convened at the request of President Clinton and produced a report on Internet Voting in 2001. She participated on the Security Peer Review Group for the US Department of Defense's Internet voting project (SERVE) and co-authored the report that led to the cancellation of SERVE because of security concerns. Simons also co-chaired ACM's study of statewide databases of registered voters. Simons and Doug Jones are co-authoring a book on voting machines to be published by PoliPoint.
Simons was President of ACM from July 1998 until June 2000. She founded ACM's US Public Policy Committee (USACM) in 1993 and served for many years as the Chair or co-Chair of USACM. She is also a Fellow of ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received the Alumnus of the Year Award from the Berkeley Computer Science Department, the Distinguished Service Award from Computing Research Association, the Norbert Wiener Award from Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, the Outstanding Contribution Award from ACM, and the Pioneer Award from EFF. She was selected by C|NET as one of its 26 Internet "Visionaries" and by Open Computing as one of the "Top 100 Women in Computing." Science Magazine featured her in a special edition on women in science.
Simons earned her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2005, she became the first woman to receive the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the College of Engineering of U.C. Berkeley.
Paul M. Smith, Jenner & Block, LLP
Paul Smith is a partner in Jenner & Block's Washington, DC office and is a member of the Firm's Litigation Department and Management Department. He has been actively participating in First Amendment cases in the Supreme Court First for over twenty years. Mr. Smith also represents various clients in trial and appellate cases involving commercial and telecommunications issues, the First Amendment, intellectual property, antitrust, and redistricting and voting rights, among other areas.
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.
Robert Ellis Smith, Privacy Journal
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, R.I. 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.
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.
Prof. Latanya Sweeney, Carnegie Mellon University
Prof. Frank Tuerkheimer, 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 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 Mauzé 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
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.
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.
Dr. Willis Ware (1920-2013), RAND Corporation (retired)
Willis H. Ware (Ph.D., Princeton University, 1951) is a senior computer scientist emeritus with the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. An electrical engineer, he has 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. 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 have 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 is 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.
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.
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