Jacob Snow (@snowjake) is a Technology and Civil Liberties attorney at the ACLU of Northern California, where he works on a variety of issues, including consumer privacy, surveillance, and the preservation of free speech online.
Before joining the ACLU of Northern California, Jacob was a Staff Attorney in the San Francisco office of the Federal Trade Commission, where his work covered the full breadth of the FTC’s mission. His consumer-protection work resulted in millions of dollars of judgments for consumers in false-advertising actions. Jacob’s health-care antitrust work preserved competition between health-care providers in Central and Southern California.
Jacob also litigated intellectual property cases at Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe. While at Orrick, Jacob was a member of the trial team that won a jury verdict invalidating a series of online-backup patents asserted by a non-practicing entity, Oasis Research. The Oasis Research case and trial were featured on the radio program This American Life in two episodes titled When Patents Attack.
Jacob also served as a law clerk to Ronald M. Whyte, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California. He holds a B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from Georgetown Law.
Feb 10, 2020
Hey Clearview, Your Misleading PR Campaign Doesn’t Make Your Face Surveillance Product Any Less Dystopian
Dec 12, 2018
Amazon’s Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Your Front Door
Oct 25, 2018
What Companies Can Do to Protect Privacy and Free Speech: The ACLU Guide
Jul 26, 2018
Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots