Kenneth A. Bamberger

Kenneth A. Bamberger

Kenneth A. Bamberger

Kenneth A. Bamberger is The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is Faculty co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) and of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, and is a core faculty member of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business (BCLB).

Prof. Bamberger is an expert on law and technology, as well as government regulation and corporate compliance involving technology, in both the United States and Europe. At Berkeley, he teaches Administrative Law; the First Amendment (Speech and Religion); Privacy Counseling and Compliance, and the Law and Technology Writing Workshop.

For his recent book, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe (MIT Press), Bamberger and his co-author, Berkeley I-School Prof. Deirdre Mulligan, were awarded the 2016 Privacy Leadership Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

His current work explores government use of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems; the privacy behaviors of paid and free apps; and platform market power.

Bamberger graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review. Before coming to Berkeley Law, he clerked for federal appeals court Judge Amalya L. Kearse and U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the United States Solicitor General, and was an associate, and then counsel, at the Wilmer Hale firm in Washington, DC.

Outside the law school, Prof. Bamberger serves on the advisory boards of the Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute. In the fall of 2017, he was selected for the U.S. Department of Commerce-European Commission list of arbitrators developed as part of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

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