Jennifer Granick is lecturer-in-law and director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Her new book, American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It, recently received the Palmer Prize honoring an exemplary work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.
Granick’s book shows how surveillance law has fallen behind surveillance technology, giving American spies vast new power, and guides the reader through proposals for reining in massive surveillance with the ultimate goal of reform.
Granick is an expert on computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy and the Fourth Amendment. In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field, as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry. Before teaching at Stanford, Granick practiced criminal defense law in California.
Professor Kristen Eichensehr will moderate discussion, and refreshments will be provided.