James Dempsey


Stanford Cyber Policy Center

Senior Policy Advisor

Jim Dempsey is a senior policy advisor at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at the UC Berkeley law school, where he still teaches a course in cybersecurity law in the LLM program. 

From 1997 to 2014, he was at the Center for Democracy & Technology, where he held a number of leadership positions, including Executive Director. From August 2012 to January 2017, Jim also served, after Senate confirmation, as a Presidentially-appointed part-time member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), an independent federal agency charged with advising senior policymakers and overseeing the nation’s counterterrorism programs.

Jim is author of "Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals," published by the IAPP.


Contributions by James Dempsey