Ken Bamberger

UC Berkeley

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 technology policy, government regulation, and corporate compliance, in both the United States and Europe. At Berkeley, he teaches Administrative Law, the First Amendment (Speech and Religion), Privacy Compliance, and the Law and Technology Writing Workshop.

For his 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 Privacy Leadership Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. His current research involves platform content moderation and privacy behaviors; government’s use of AI/Machine-Learning systems, the promise of zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) for law, and Jewish law’s privacy contributions.

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 Institute, and the Board of Directors of the Leo Baeck Institute. From 2017-2020, 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.

In Israel, Prof. Bamberger is affiliated as a Cyber Law Scholar at Hebrew University’s Federmann Cyber Security Research Center. He previously served as Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University Law School, and Visiting Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, He is a founding board member of the Israel Tech Policy Institute.

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