An International Legal Framework for Surveillance

An International Legal Framework for Surveillance

March 12, 2015 | King Hall Room 1002 | 12:00 PM | Open to the Public

Jim Dempsey | Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Jim Dempsey has been a leading expert on privacy and Internet policy for three decades. From 2003 to 2005, he was the Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, having been with the Center since 1997. He has testified more than 30 times before Congressional committees. In 2012, Dempsey was confirmed by the Senate as a part-time member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), an independent federal agency charged with advising senior policymakers and overseeing the nation’s counterterrorism programs. In 2009, Ars Technica identified Dempsey as one of the top names in tech policy.

Jim Dempsey has authored and co-authored numerous articles in law reviews and other journals on privacy and Internet policy. He is co-author of the book Terrorism & the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Securityy (New Press, Third edition, 2006) (with Professor David Cole of Georgetown). He is widely quoted in the media and has testified numerous times before Congressional committees. Jim is a graduate of Yale College (BA 1975) and Harvard Law School (JD 1979).