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Chris Hoofnagle

Chris Hoofnagle

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

  • Professor of Law in Residence, University of California, Berkeley


Chris Jay Hoofnagle is Professor of Law in Residence at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he teaches cybersecurity, programming for lawyers, and torts. He is affiliated faculty with the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the Center for Security in Politics and former director of the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity.

His recent book with Simson Garfinkel, Law and Policy for the Quantum Age is now available (open access) from Cambridge University Press, which also published his first book, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (2016).

An elected member of the American Law Institute, Hoofnagle is of counsel to Gunderson Dettmer LLP, serves on boards for Constella Intelligence and Palantir Technologies, and is a member of the National Academies Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group (ISTEG). Hoofnagle is an elected member of the UC Berkeley Senate Divisional Council (DIVCO). 

With Professor Daniel Solove, Hoofnagle founded the Privacy Law Scholars Conference.


Professor Hoofnagle teaches torts, computer programming for lawyers, cybersecurity in context, and the cybersecurity working group. 



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