Kenneth Bamberger

Teenagers already know the key to protecting your privacy

Kenneth Bamberger and Deirdre Mulligan write for TIME, March 29, 2017

In the long run, our democratic institutions and civil society offer the best defense against runaway machines and misbehaving spy agencies. In the meantime, follow the smart teenagers’ example. Buy a roll of tape.

Facebook doesn’t need a chief ethics officer

Kenneth Bamberger and Deirdre Mulligan cited by Slate, Jan. 24, 2017

As professors Kenneth Bamberger and Deirdre Mulligan show in their book Privacy on the Ground. … FTC pressure has been integral to the development of a corporate attitude toward privacy that goes beyond mere compliance with the law and instead actively promotes and protects the interests of consumers. As Bamberger and Mulligan note, the threat of FTC oversight has helped generate “more forward-thinking and dynamic approaches to privacy policies.”

Making strides: Israel studies flourishing at Cal

Kenneth Bamberger quoted by, Dec. 15, 2016

As Bamberger notes, Cal’s scholarly approach to the study of Israel has mellowed the campus climate by “creating multiple ongoing opportunities for students and faculty to delve deeply into the range of aspects of Israeli society and engage intellectually. That’s what universities do well.”

Apple v. FBI: Just one battle in the ‘Design Wars’

Deirdre Mulligan and Kenneth Bamberger write for, March 18, 2016

These wars will determine how American society weighs, layers and protects a range of important priorities, including privacy, national security, consumer security, free speech, intellectual property, and innovation.

Poor privacy controls in the US

Kenneth Bamberger interviewed by Dutch National Public Radio, Oct. 28, 2015

“Privacy regimes in both the European Union and the United States don’t deliver what they promise. They both need to be strengthened. The E.U. has a long way to go, as well.”

Berkeley events examine impact of Nuremberg trials

Kenneth Bamberger quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), April 28, 2015

The event, which kicked off Monday, comes at a “profoundly relevant time” because the last remaining Holocaust survivors and Nazis will likely all be dead within a decade, said Kenneth Bamberger. … “Soon there will be physically no one left to talk about this major crime.”

Ruling on Google search highlights privacy rift

Kenneth Bamberger interviewed on Marketplace Morning Report, May 14, 2014

In the U.S., what’s stronger is “a commitment to free speech, free communication, free content, which very often has deleterious effects for individuals’ privacy,” says Ken Bamberger, a professor of law at UC Berkeley, who says much of the disagreement is rooted in tradition.

Supreme Court protects free speech selectively

Jesse Choper and Kenneth Bamberger quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, April 11, 2014

Jesse Choper, a constitutional law professor at UC Berkeley and a self-described moderate, said the court’s free-speech priorities seem skewed. “Protecting dissidents is more central to the First Amendment’s free-speech clause than simply offensive speech,” because a diversity of opinions promotes democracy, he said.

Another Berkeley law professor, Kenneth Bamberger, said the court has been unsympathetic to free speech “where the government is acting as the authority.”