Category Archives: Blog

Travis LeBlanc

A nationally-recognized expert in privacy law, Travis LeBlanc is the acting Chief of the Enforcement Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. LeBlanc previously served as a top deputy and senior advisor to California Attorney General Kamala Harris (UC Hastings Class of 1989), overseeing the office’s operations and activities involving complex litigation and policy matters…
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Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson grew Hackers / Founders from four people in a bar in 2008, to the largest networking group of tech founders in Silicon Valley.  Hackers / Founders focus is removing obstacles to startup success.  They do that through education, incubation, and advocacy.
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Alfred C. Server

Alfred C. Server was a partner in the Technology Transactions and Licensing Practice Group with WilmerHale LLP from 1993 until 2012. He received an AB degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; he also holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MD and a PhD…
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Big Data and the Perceptual Divide

Author: Brian Pascal, Research Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project There's an old joke that goes like this: “There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.” Like most old jokes, it's built around a kernel of truth. If you cram enough training in mathematics and science…
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Riley, Aereo, and the “Arthur C. Clark Rule”

Author: Brian Pascal, Research Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project It turns out that searching through the digital contents of a person’s mobile phone is more intrusive than rifling through an address book, wallet, or purse. Correspondingly, police may no longer perform such a search without a warrant. Privacy advocates are hailing the Supreme Court’s decision…
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TechLunch Series: Intro to the Tech Community

In Fall of 2012, the Privacy and Technology Project launched the TechLunch series. The purpose of the series was to bring thought leaders in the privacy space to the Hastings community, faculty, staff and students. The Privacy Project brought in speakers on topics about legal informatics, the Wall Street Journal, and civil liberties. In the…
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Uruguay receives adequacy determination from EU for personal data protections.

Author: Laureli Mallek, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 At the end of August, the European Union determined that Uruguay's privacy laws provide an adequate level of protection.  This allows companies, governments, or individuals to transfer personal information from Europe to Uruguay without the use of model contract clauses, binding corporate rules, or the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor program.  At first glance, achieving “adequacy” may…
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How Lawyers Can Help Developers Design for Privacy

Author: Fatima Khan, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 Recently, the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the Future Privacy Forum hosted an App Developer Privacy Conference. The event brought together technologists, lawyers, and business people giving them the chance to communicate their challenges and understand what really needs to happen in privacy…
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Pew Survey highlights users changing concerns about privacy online

Author: Alessandra Garbagnati, Legal Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project 2012 Recently, the Pew Internet and American Life Project released a report detailing consumer use of search engines.  The survey highlighted both that users have begun to learn how much of their personal data is exposed and their growing concern about their personal data is collected…
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