Chris Hoofnagle

  • Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Faculty Director
Professor of Law and Information In Residence

School of Law

University of California, Berkeley

212 South Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

(510) 643-0213

Website: Berkeley Law faculty profile

Twitter: @hoofnagle

Professional website: Chris Hoofnagle

Issues: Internet, Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing and Privacy and Security

About Chris Hoofnagle

Chris Jay Hoofnagle is Professor of Law and of Information in Residence at the School of Law and an Adjunct Full Professor at the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he is a Faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Professor Hoofnagle helps students from different disciplinary perspectives understand the effects of law on technology. He teaches cybersecurity, privacy, consumer protection, forensics, and seminars on new technologies.


His recent work includes “The Tethered Economy,” 87(4) Geo. Wash. Law Rev. (2019, with Aniket Kesari and Aaron Perzanowski), “What We Buy When We “Buy Now,” 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. 315 (2017, with Aaron Perzanowski), and Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2016).


Professor Hoofnagle co-chairs the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference. Licensed to practice in California and Washington, D.C., he is of counsel to Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, and an elected member of the American Law Institute.

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 2000
B.A., University of Georgia, 1996

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