Kenneth Bamberger


University of California, Berkeley

Professor of Law

Kenneth A. Bamberger is Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and Faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Prof. Bamberger is a leading scholar of regulation, governance and corporate compliance, with expertise in technology, information policy, and data privacy. At Berkeley, he teaches Administrative Law, the First Amendment, and Technology and Governance, and his work explores the ways that governments, private actors, and technology combine to “regulate” behavior, and ways to safeguard the exercise of that power.  His new book with Berkeley Information School Prof. Deirdre Mulligan, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe, is an intensive five-country study – the first of its kind – that goes inside corporations to examine how the people charged with protecting privacy actually do their work, and what kinds of regulation effectively shape their behavior. Prof. Bamberger graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review. Before coming to Berkeley Law, he clerked for federal appeals court Judge Amalya L. Kearse and U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the United States Solicitor General, and was Counsel at Wilmer Hale in Washington DC. Prof. Bamberger serves on the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum, on the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism’s Task Force on Internet Hate, and on the Program Committee for the European Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC).