Catherine Crump

Google, Apple lock horns over privacy

Catherine Crump cited in San Jose Mercury News, October 2, 2014

“It’s heartening to see a major American company conclude that it’s a business advantage to protect its users’ privacy and security,” Catherine Crump told technology news site Ars Technica. “Two years ago that would have been unheard of, and it suggests that there is real momentum building behind the idea that the government’s grabs of privately held data have gone too far.”

UC-Berkeley’s Catherine Crump

Catherine Crump interviewed in The Recorder (registration required), September 22, 2014

The public is confused about the degree to which law protects their privacy and that confusion is understandable because technology has been evolving so quickly that the answer to the question is often unclear. … There’s a major push right now to try to get Congress and state legislatures to update the laws to reflect today’s reality.

Meet John Tye: the kinder, gentler, and by-the-book whistleblower

Catherine Crump quoted in Ars Technica, August 20, 2014

“It’s too soon to tell what impact Tye’s disclosure will ultimately have on the government’s surveillance practices,” Catherine Crump … told Ars. “People are far more likely to heed his oblique warnings because of the groundwork done by other whistleblowers.”