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[liberationtech] Jennifer Granick to Direct New Civil Liberties Initiative at Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Jon Lebkowsky jon.lebkowsky at gmail.com
Wed May 30 08:44:33 PDT 2012


Great decision! Congrats to Jennifer (assume she's on this list?)...

~ Jon L.

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Fran Parker <lilbambi at gmail.com> wrote:

> That is excellent news! Congrats to Jennifer Stisa and the Stanford Law
> School!
>
> Fran
>
>
> On 5/30/12 9:11 AM, Yosem Companys wrote:
>
>> Stanford Law School today announced the appointment of Jennifer Stisa
>> Granick as Director of Civil Liberties at the Center for Internet and
>> Society (CIS). Granick will lead the Center's work at the intersection of
>> online technologies and civil liberties, with a particular focus on
>> cybersecurity, national security, government surveillance and free speech.
>>
>> Granick is a renowned expert in computer crime and security, electronic
>> surveillance, privacy, data protection, copyright and technology
>> regulation
>> under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. From 2007 to 2010, she was the
>> Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. From 2001
>> to 2007, Granick served as founding executive director of the Center for
>> Internet and Society at Stanford Law School where she taught Cyberlaw and
>> Computer Crime Law as lecturer in law. She also directed the Cyberlaw
>> Clinic, which represented clients challenged for exercising free
>> expression
>> online, for modifying their mobile phones and game consoles, and for
>> demonstrating computer and airport security flaws, among other rights.
>> Before teaching at Stanford, Granick spent nearly a decade practicing
>> criminal defense law in California. She represented several high profile
>> computer hackers and cybersecurity researchers. In 2003, she was selected
>> by Information Security magazine as one of 20 "Women of Vision" in the
>> computer security field. She will return to Stanford Law School in June
>> 2012, after having served as an attorney with the internet boutique firm
>> of
>> ZwillGen PLLC.
>>
>> "We are thrilled to have Jennifer Granick back at Stanford and the Center
>> for Internet and Society," said Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer.
>> "The
>> Center is a pioneer in exploring issues at the intersection of law and new
>> technology, examining how their interaction can either promote or harm
>> public goods like free speech, innovation, privacy, public commons,
>> diversity, and scientific inquiry. Jennifer is a talented scholar and
>> lawyer, who anticipated many of today's vexing challenges and helped chart
>> the Center's course during its genesis. We are thrilled to have her back
>> as
>> the Center enters a new stage of growth in this constantly evolving
>> arena."
>>
>> Led by faculty director Barbara van Schewick, the Center for Internet and
>> Society is a public interest technology law and policy program that
>> studies
>> the interaction of new technologies and the law and is a part of the Law,
>> Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. CIS strives to
>> improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design
>> both
>> as a means to further democratic values. Along with conducting research
>> and
>> policy analysis, the Center sponsors legal fellowships, organizes events
>> to
>> foster discussion of critical policy issues, and provides educational
>> opportunities for law students to conduct applicable research and policy
>> analysis in this field.
>>
>> "Civil liberties online are increasingly coming under pressure," said
>> Barbara van Schewick, associate professor of law, Helen L. Crocker Faculty
>> Scholar, and associate professor of Electrical Engineering (by courtesy).
>> "Whether it's copyright enforcement, cybersecurity or government
>> surveillance - governments' efforts to tackle these issues often threaten
>> privacy, security or free speech. We believe these problems can be solved
>> in ways that preserve civil liberties. I'm excited that Jennifer Granick
>> has agreed to lead our efforts in this area. There is no better person to
>> help us figure out what the role of technology in an open and free society
>> should be."
>>
>> During her time as founding executive director of the Center for Internet
>> and Society, Granick launched a number of programs that have made Stanford
>> Law School a national center for activities and programs related to
>> digital
>> innovation, free speech online, and computer security. She maintained
>> strong ties to CIS throughout her tenure at other organizations, returning
>> periodically to Stanford Law School to teach Internet Business Law and
>> Policy, Internet Intermediary Liability, and Cybercrime.
>>
>> "It's an exciting opportunity to return to Stanford Law School in this new
>> capacity as Director of Civil Liberties at this time of Big Data, cloud
>> computing, and increasing government surveillance of individuals'
>> activities on- and off-line," said Jennifer Granick. "I can think of no
>> better way to utilize my experience and skills to help answer these
>> important challenges than by working at Stanford with our amazing students
>> and faculty."
>>
>> Granick earned her law degree from University of California, Hastings
>> College of the Law and her undergraduate degree from the New College of
>> Florida. She has been a contributor for numerous publications, including
>> as
>> a columnist for Wired Magazine, and has published several law review
>> articles.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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