Chris Hoofnagle

Chris Hoofnagle

Scholar Title: Faculty Director
Professor of Law and Information In Residence

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: University of California, Berkeley


341 Berkeley Law Building
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone Number: (510) 643-0213


Professional website: Chris Hoofnagle

Chris Jay Hoofnagle is Professor of Law and of Information in Residence at the School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. He is a Faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Additionally, he is affiliated faculty with the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley. 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.

Professor Hoofnagle’s new book with Simson Garfinkel, Law and Policy for the Quantum Age is forthcoming 2021 from Cambridge University Press, which also published his first book, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (2016).

Professor Hoofnagle is an elected member of the American Law Institute. Licensed to practice in California and Washington, D.C., he is of counsel to Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP. He also serves on boards for 4iQ and Palantir Technologies.


J.D. University of Georgia School of Law, 2000

B.A. University of Georgia, 1996