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Marc Rotenberg 







Marc Rotenberg
President and Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Stream 2 - constitutional and legal aspects of anonymity

e-mail: Rotenberg(at)epic.org


Marc Rotenberg is one of the leading experts in Internet law and policy in the United States and one of the best-known privacy advocates in the world. He is president and executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a public interest research organization in Washington, DC.

Mr. Rotenberg is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught the Law of Information Privacy since 1990. He has served on many national and international advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and Computer Security for the OECD, the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO, and the panel on Technologically Assisted Physical Surveillance for the American Bar Association. Mr. Rotenberg's work in the field of anonymity includes giving one of the first papers on anonymity and Internet at the 1995 meeting of the International Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners Conference in Copenhagen; testifying before the United States Congress on the role of anonymity; writing the amicus brief for the United States Supreme Court that argued successfully that anonymity was a right protected under the First Amendment to the US Constitution (Watchtower Bible v. City of Stratton, 2001); and working to promote the adoption of new Privacy Enhancing Technologies that enable anonymity.

He is co-editor with Philip Agre of Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape (MIT Press 1997) and the editor of The Privacy Law Sourcebook: United States Law, International Law, and Recent Developments (EPIC 2003). He is co-author with Daniel J. Solove of Information Privacy Law (Aspen 2003). His articles have appeared in publications ranging from Government Information Quarterly, the Minnesota Law Review, Technology Review, and the Stanford Technology Law Review to the American Lawyer, Wired Magazine, Salon and USA Today. He has published articles on the work of NGOs in the Internet field in several international magazines, including Parliament Magazine (European Commission) and Consumer Voice. He serves on the editorial boards of The Computer Law and Security Report (UK), BNA's Electronic Commerce & Law Report, the International Journal of Information Policy, Law, and Security, and the advisory boards of several non-profit organizations.

Mr. Rotenberg was named one of the 50 top young lawyers in the United States public sector by The American Lawyer, one of the 50 Most Influential People on the Internet by Newsweek, and one of the 25 Leaders of the New Economy by Businessweek. He received the EFF Pioneer Award, the CPSR Norbert Weiner Award for Professional Social Responsibility, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Distinguished Service Award, and the World Technology Award in Law "as a leading innovator whose work is having a genuine and substantial impact on the world in which we live." Mr. Rotenberg is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School.

Read our interview with Marc Rotenberg




"Comparative Approaches in IT Regulation: Communications Surveillance" presented on September 29, 2005, at the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, Toronto.


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