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Speaker: Catherine Crump


Catherine Crump is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School, and is Associate Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. An experienced litigator specializing in privacy and free speech, and has represented clients challenging the U.S. government's mass collection of telephone metadata and its policy of searching laptops and cell phones at the border without suspicion.

Catherine is an American lawyer with specialities in privacy and free speech. She has represented clients challenging Internet censorship laws as well as political demonstrators and journalists claiming their free speech rights have been violated. Her main focus, though, is bringing challenges to government surveillance programs, as well as working to bring more transparency in this area. She's worked to uncover the full extent of cell phone tracking by local police in the U.S., has challenged warrantless GPS tracking of individuals' cars, and has also worked on national security-related issues, such as whether the government can search cell phones at the international border without suspicion. Catherine teaches students at Berkeley Law School, through the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic. She has spoken at DEFCON and given a TED talk and writes frequently about surveillance issues.

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