Privacy & Access Series: Emerging Privacy Regimes

The modern information society is governed by a central tension between drives to promote transparency and open access to information, and a concomitant need to safeguard privacy and personal dignity. This series explores different issues within that dynamic, featuring leading speakers from academia, civil society, and government, who have made unique contributions to how information is shared, protected, and regulated.

The series, which is organized by the UCLA Institute for Technology Law & Policy and the Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law, will take place via zoom, and is free to all.


Mark McKenna –  Faculty Co-Director, Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law

  • Professor Mark P. McKenna teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and privacy law. He is widely recognized as a leading intellectual property scholar, having published in many of the most prestigious journals in his field. Though his core area of expertise is trademark law, he has written broadly on nearly every area of intellectual property, including utility patent, design patent, copyright, and the right of publicity. His most recent work has focused on the intersection of intellectual property rights regimes and the intersection of IP rights with adjacent rights.


Jennifer Urban – Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology


  • Jennifer M. Urban is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she is Director of Policy Initiatives at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. She was appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom in March 2021 to be the inaugural Chair of        the         California Privacy Protection Agency Board. The California Privacy Protection Agency was created by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 and is                 charged with implementing and enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
  • Urban’s research focuses on information policy: intellectual property, privacy and data protection, and security. She regularly collaborates with technologists and academics in disciplines other than law to develop empirically grounded understandings of how new technologies and the regulatory structures around them interact with civil liberties, innovation, and creative expression.
  • Urban joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2009. Prior to that, she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Before that, she was the Samuelson Clinic’s first fellow and an attorney with the Venture Law Group in Silicon Valley. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in biological science (concentration in neurobiology and behavior) and from Berkeley Law with a J.D. (intellectual property certificate).

Natasha Amlani – Associate, Perkins Coie

  • Natasha Amlani has experience with privacy counseling, litigation and data breach response. She counsels clients on compliance efforts with state, federal and international privacy laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Stored Communications Act (SCA). Natasha also advises global platform companies on content moderation decisions, intermediary liability, and data disclosure requests from civil and criminal litigants and law enforcement.

Bill McGeveran – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Ryan Harkins –  Senior Director, Public Policy, Microsoft


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Mar 11 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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