Prof. Kenneth Bamberger

Research Expertise and Interest

technology, government regulations, corporate compliance

Research Description

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 Helen Diller 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, government regulation, and corporate compliance, in both the United States and Europe. At Berkeley, he teaches Administrative Law; First Amendment (Speech and Religion); Torts; Privacy Counseling and Compliance, the Law and Technology Writing Workshop; and Jewish Law.

For his book, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe, 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 work addresses: How to Structure Content Moderation; Platform Market PowerUsing Cryptography to Supplement Law’s Efforts to Protect Privacy and Confidentiality; and Jewish Law Insights for the Big Data Age

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, D.C.

Outside the law school, Bamberger currently serves on the academic advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum, and is a Fellow at the Federmann Cyber Center of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a founding board member of the Israel Tech Policy Institute, and the U.S. academic director of the Tel Aviv-Berkeley Executive LLM Program. 

Prof. Bamberger has served on the Board of Trustees of the Leo Baeck Institute, and has been a Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University Law School and a Visiting Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. In 2017, 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.

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