Privacy Fellows Program
The program’s purpose is to progress the development of positions, writings, scholarship, and communications to positively advance the public debate commercial privacy law and policy. Privacy Fellows author blog posts, op-eds, and scholarly articles, and regularly speak at conferences and on panels about consumer data privacy.
Meet the Team
Paula J. Bruening
Founder and Principal, Casentino Strategies, LLC
Ms. Bruening’s experience spans government, advocacy, and international organizations. Her writing on data protection has been published in academic and policy journals in the United States and abroad. She holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Lorrie Faith Cranor
FORE Systems Professor, Director of CyLab, Carnegie Mellon University
Lorrie Faith Cranor is a leading researcher in both online privacy and usable privacy and security. She is the director and Bosch distinguished professor in security and privacy technologies of CyLab and FORE Systems professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy. She has co-authored more than 200 research papers on privacy and played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal book Security and Usability (O’Reilly 2005). Professor Cranor founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). In 2016, she served as chief technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. She is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc., a security awareness training company. Professor Cranor holds a doctorate in engineering and policy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Professor of Law, Co-Director, High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Goldman is a professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law. He also co-directs the school’s High Tech Law Institute and supervises the school’s Privacy Law Certificate. Professor Goldman teaches and publishes in the areas of internet law, intellectual property, and advertising and marketing law. He blogs on these topics at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog, which has been inducted into the ABA Journal’s “Blawg Hall of Fame.” Professor Goldman has also written extensively about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California State Bar’s IP Section has named him an “IP Vanguard,” and Managing IP magazine twice named him to a shortlist of “IP Thought Leaders” in North America.
Before joining the SCU faculty in 2006, he was an assistant professor at Marquette University Law School, general counsel of Epinions.com, and an internet transactional attorney at Cooley Godward LLP. Professor Goldman holds a BA, JD, and MBA from UCLA.
Subbarao Kambhampati (Rao)
Professor of Computer Science, Arizona State University
Subbarao Kambhampati (Rao) is a professor of Computer Science at Arizona State University. Professor Kambhampati teaches and studies the fundamental problems in planning and decision making, motivated in particular by the challenges of human-aware artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Kambhampati’s research, as well as his views on the progress and societal impacts of AI, are frequently featured in national and international media outlets. He has published over 250 articles on AI.
Professor Kambhampati also directs the Yochan research group, which is associated with the AI Lab at ASU. He is the recipient of a 1992 NSF Research Initiation Award, a 1994 NSF young investigator award, a 2001-2002 College of Engineering teaching excellence award, and a 2004 IBM Faculty Award. In 2004, he was named a fellow of AAAI (American Association for Artificial Intelligence, now Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence). He later served as the president of AAAI from 2016 to 2018.
Professor Kambhampati earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Managing Director of Hanff & Co.
Alexander Hanff is a globally respected privacy expert and advocate for privacy and data ethics. He has a uniquely diverse background in computer science, psychology, sociology and law, and has worked in tech for 30 years.
He is the Managing Director of Hanff & Co., an international privacy and data protection consultancy – where he works with global companies advising on issues surrounding privacy, data protection, cyber security and data ethics.
Alexander is a clear voice in the privacy debate, regularly quoted by mainstream media, as well as serving as an advisor to the EU on privacy legislation. He is passionate about privacy advocacy, with extensive experience working with issues surrounding online privacy, identity and the impact of technology on human rights.
He has also consulted for the FTC, the European Commission, the UK Home Office and various other public and private sector organisations on issues ranging from Online Behavioural Advertising, ePrivacy, Surveillance and Identity.
He is a sought-after speaker, having spoken at conferences and venues from Brazil to Beijing.
Lourdes M. Turrecha
Adjunct Professor of Privacy Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, Founder, The Rise of Privacy Tech
Lourdes M. Turrecha is Privacy Tech & Law Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Privacy Law at Santa Clara University School of Law. She is also the Founder and Chief Privacy Tech Evangelist of The Rise of Privacy Tech, a movement that brings together privacy innovators, investors, experts, and evangelists to further privacy innovation, as well as Founder & CEO of PIX LLC, an innovative privacy firm in Silicon Valley. She is a privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection strategist, lawyer, and leader, with 10+ years of combined experience in the areas of privacy, law, security, policy, and compliance.
Lourdes earned her legal degree from The George Washington University Law School and her bachelor’s degrees in Government & International Politics and in Legal Studies from George Mason University. She was also a visiting honors student at the University of Oxford, where she studied Western Political Theory and Comparative US, EU, & UK Law.
Intellectual Property Fellows Program
The program’s purpose is to progress the development of positions, writings, scholarship, and communications to positively advance the public debate over standard-essential patent law and policy.