Christopher Hoofnagle interviewed by California Magazine, Fall 2017
I’m more concerned with attacks that corrupt the integrity of our data. Imagine attacks where hackers subtly change systems so that they produce inaccurate results. We might not detect the interference, but eventually our systems would fail us and we would lose trust in them.
Christopher Hoofnagle interviewed by NPR, Sept. 28, 2017
“You might sign up because it’s free and it sounds like a good idea to protect yourself against identity theft. But if you read the fine print, you’ll see that it gives these companies the ability to sell your personal information to anyone they want.”
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by The Mercury News, Aug. 14, 2017
“We have very strong protections for our speech and a right to assembly against our government, but virtually no protection against private retaliation for free speech,” he said. … “This is all about private censorship and shame,” Hoofnagle said. “If you’re willing to accept it as OK, then think about what this would mean if this were done to you.”
Christopher Hoofnagle co-writes for Wired, March 22, 2017
Congress is poised to roll back FCC privacy protections in a way that could seriously compromise our online lives. The protections require internet service providers to secure consumer data and obtain consumers’ consent before mining and selling it.
Paul Schwartz and Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by The Guardian, March 21, 2017
Paul Schwartz … noted that the 9/11 hijackers had a cell in Hamburg, Germany. “One potential problem with this approach where you single out countries is that you ignore the extent to which the terrorist threat is kind of state-less,” he said. “The terrorists have cells throughout the entire world.”
Efforts to more broadly restrict laptops on planes would likely face widespread resistance, said Chris Hoofnagle. …. “It’s a massive inconvenience to have to check a laptop, and you can imagine that such a demand is met with resistance by air carriers, who are powerful lobbies.”
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by Los Angeles Times, Feb. 24, 2017
Chris Hoofnagle, a UC Berkeley law professor who specializes in privacy issues, said the Verizon-Yahoo deal is “part of a larger trend of merging to create mega data brokers to compete with Google.”
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 19, 2017
When asked by Passcode, UC Berkeley law professor and PCAP member Chris Hoofnagle says the council is still active and meets four times a year. “The Palantir people are devoted and hardworking, and they care about civil liberties,” Hoofnagle wrote in an email. “My experience has been rewarding.”
Christopher Hoofnagle’s and co-author’s report cited by Los Angeles Times, Oct. 19, 2016
The problem, Perzanowski and Hoofnagle observe, is that most consumers aren’t aware that they’re buying conditional access. They’re flagrantly misled by the terms “Buy” and “Own.”
Christopher Hoofnagle and Aaron Perzanowki ‘06 paper cited by Quartz, Sept. 28, 2016
When Perzanowski and Hoofnagle’s tested a version of the Media Shop that replaced the “Buy now” button with a “License now” button study participants more accurately understood their rights. Additionally, about half of all shoppers were willing to pay more to acquire a digital copy that explicitly came with traditional ownership rights, such as the right to resell.
Chris Hoofnagle quoted by USA Today, August 26, 2016
“We are at this place because of law enforcement frustration with access to data in investigations. And so we are going to continue to see law enforcement agencies, even from legitimate democratic states, buying ‘hacking tools’ so that crimes that occur within their own borders can be investigated,” said Chris Hoofnagle.