Jim Dempsey

Jim Dempsey

Aspen Cybersecurity Group Member, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Jim is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Dempsey spent 18 years with the Center for Democracy & Technology, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., and served as its executive director from 2003 to 2005. He led CDT’s Global Internet Policy Initiative, which worked with government officials, industry, and human rights organizations on Internet policy issues in developing and transitional countries, and he created Digital Due Process, a coalition of companies, trade associations and public interest groups working to update the electronic surveillance laws. In 2012, after Senate confirmation, Dempsey was appointed by President Obama as a part-time member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent federal agency, and served in that role until January 3, 2017. He is co-editor of Bulk Collection: Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data (Oxford, 2017) with Fred H. Cate.