Chris Conley is the technology and civil Liberties policy attorney at the ACLU of Northern California, where his work focuses on the intersection of privacy, free speech, and emerging technology. As a lawyer and technologist, he has worked extensively on the connection between consumer products and individual rights, particularly concerns about third party “apps” that have access to social network or mobile device data without adequate controls or transparency. He has presented on technology and civil liberties issues before the Federal Trade Commission and at various conferences including SXSW Interactive and DEF CON, and has developed his own Facebook and mobile apps giving users greater transparency into the types and amount of personal data these apps can access.
Prior to joining the ACLU of Northern California, Chris was a Fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where his research explored international Internet surveillance. He has previously worked as a software engineer and data architect for various corporations and non-profits. Chris holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan, a S.M. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Mar 23, 2018
After the Facebook Privacy Debacle, It’s Time for Clear Steps to Protect Users
Oct 13, 2015
California Leads on Electronic Privacy. Other States Must Follow.
Feb 27, 2014
Protect our Privacy – Protect our Metadata
Jan 15, 2013
New Facebook Search Means It’s Time to Review Your Privacy Settings (Again)
Oct 1, 2012
California Social Media Privacy Laws Give Students, Employees Online Rights
Nov 30, 2011
The Facebook/FTC Settlement Proposal: What's New, What's Not
Nov 29, 2011
Facebook Is Abiding By Its Own Rules, Great! Now How About Good Rules For Everybody?
Nov 16, 2011
The Social Network is Stalking You
Oct 25, 2011
U.S. Continues to Blow Away the Field in Demanding Information from Google
Oct 18, 2011
Google Turns on Encrypted Search by Default for Users