Jennifer Granick is the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Jennifer returns to Stanford after working with the internet boutique firm of Zwillgen PLLC. Before that, she was the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Jennifer practices, speaks and writes about computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, consumer privacy, data protection, copyright, trademark and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. From 2001 to 2007, Jennifer was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy. Before teaching at Stanford, Jennifer spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California. She was selected by Information Security magazine in 2003 as one of 20 "Women of Vision" in the computer security field. She earned her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her undergraduate degree from the New College of the University of South Florida.
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Last Friday, a New York federal judge joined in the contentious current debate over whether tech companies should be forced to provide law enforcement the ability to decipher encrypted data stored on smartphones and in the cloud. Read more » about Federal judge shines a spotlight on the “going dark” debate
In two years, section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act will expire. It is essential the public to have confidence that any reforms to section 702 will actually address problems with PRISM and Upstream surveillance. To get that confidence, we have to know a lot more about how the intelligence community is using section 702. That understanding requires more investigation. Read more » about Things We STILL Need To Know About Domestic Spying
Today we sent a letter to lawmakers expressing security experts' opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) as well as two other pending bills that purport to be about security information sharing, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA), and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015. These experts agree that the information sharing bills unnecessarily waive privacy rights because they focus on sharing information beyond that needed for cybersecurity. Read more » about Technologists oppose CISA/information sharing bills
It’s the season for “cyberthreat” information sharing proposals. There’s the White House plan, announced in January. There’s the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, which passed out of the Senate Intelligence Committee on a 14-1 vote earlier this month. Read more » about Which Cyberthreat Information Sharing Proposal You Should Support? (Hint: None)
After the Estate of James Joyce refused to allow a scholar to quote Joyce in her book, we successfully defended her right under the fair use doctrine to use the quotes she needed to illustrate her scholarship. After we prevailed in the case, the Estate paid $240,000 of our client’s legal fees. Read more » about Shloss v. Estate of Joyce
In this case, two archives challenged statutes that extended copyright terms unconditionally—the Copyright Renewal Act and the Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA)—as unconstitutional under Copyright Clause and the First Amendment. Read more » about Kahle v. Gonzales
On Friday, Congress will vote on a mutated version of security threat sharing legislation that had previously passed through the House and Senate. These earlier versions would have permitted private companies to share with the federal government categories of data related to computer security threat signatures. Companies that did so would also receive legal immunity from liability under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and other privacy laws. Read more » about OmniCISA Pits DHS Against the FCC and FTC on User Privacy
Here’s the latest in the encryption case we’ve been writing about in which the Justice Department is asking Magistrate Judge James Orenstein to order Apple to unlock a criminal defendant’s passcode-protected iPhone. The government seized and has authority to search the phone pursuant to a search warrant. Read more » about A Quick Update: Apple, Privacy, and the All Writs Act of 1789
Pending before federal magistrate judge James Orenstein is the government’s request for an order obligating Apple, Inc. to unlock an iPhone and thereby assist prosecutors in decrypting data the government has seized and is authorized to search pursuant to a warrant. Read more » about The All Writs Act, Software Licenses, and Why Judges Should Ask More Questions
Last week, we wrote about an order from a federal magistrate judge in New York that questioned the government’s ability, under an ancient federal law called the All Writs Act, to compel Apple to decrypt a locked device which the government had seized and is authorized to search pursuant to a warrant. Read more » about Update on Apple’s Compelled-Decryption Case
"Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, said accessing Halbach's wireless account is possibly a violation of the CFAA. “The short answer is yes, it could be,” she told the Daily Dot in an email, though she says she has not yet watched Making a Murderer." Read more » about The federal crime nobody talks about in 'Making a Murderer'
TO UNDERSTAND JENNIFER GRANICK’S VIEWS on freedom and privacy, consider her interactions with Apple. In 2010, she and the company were at odds. Debate was raging over the practice of “jailbreaking,” which enabled iPhone users to circumvent locks Apple put on its devices so they could switch carriers or install apps not sold by Apple. The company claimed the practice led to copyright infringement. Then, Granick was civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group focused on protecting individuals’ rights in the digital world. Read more » about Not on Her Watch
"In the words of Jennifer Granick, we are beginning to see a web “shift[ing] from liberator to oppressor … the end of the Internet Dream.”" Read more » about The Algorithms Are Taking Over: Who Controls Our Online Future?
""The Internet is moving away from a place where anyone can say anything and find any information they want," Jennifer Granick, director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, told NBC News. "My hypothesis is that the Internet will become more like TV."" Read more » about Will Fear Change the Internet? Self-Policing Has Already Started
""It's a great PR moment (for the government) and it's going to affect people's civil liberties," says Jennifer Granick, an attorney and Director of Civil Liberties for Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. "The story is, 'All of a sudden terrorists are able to do these things because of encryption,' and that's just crazy. Terrorists have been using encryption for a while. We know very little still about how these attacks were planned." Read more » about Will the Paris Attacks Lead Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Encryption Apps?
Over the course of two days in February 2016, the Strauss Center at the University of Texas-Austin will host a unique and timely conference focused on the legal and policy dimensions of cybersecurity. Read more » about The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law
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Welcome to Startup Policy Lab’s The Policy Series, hosted by Runway! For our first October session, we go one-on-one with Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties at Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS). Read more » about Death of the Open Internet? A Black Hat Q&A with Jennifer Granick
Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties, is in this episode discussing Stingray technology.
"Truth and Power" highlights Daniel Rigmaiden, the young tech-genius who exposed STINGRAY - a secret government surveillance technology that hacks into your cell phones. All New Episodes - Fridays at 10 p.m. ET / PT on Pivot. Learn more at http://bit.ly/TruthAndPowerPivot.
""The phone companies may already have data retention obligations under the Communications Act, but there's no additional obligation as a result of USA Freedom having passed," says Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at Stanford University's Center for Internet and Society. Read more » about Phone Carriers Tight-Lipped On How They Will Comply With New Surveillance Law
"A year ago, a European Court said people had a right to demand Google take down certain search results about them. Theright to be forgotten was born.
“That idea is spreading in some areas,” says Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties for the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Read more » about The long arms of the right to be forgotten
Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties, presented her work with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, and the impacts of Edward Snowden. Read more » about Brown Bag Lunch Series | Jennifer Granick discusses Surveillance
Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties for the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, said that people aren't really understanding how the Internet is being enforced and legislated because it's become more complicated. Read more » about Granick Says People Should Be More Outraged About Internet Privacy