Jennifer Lynch

Senior Staff Attorney
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Jennifer Lynch is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and works on open government, transparency and privacy issues in new technologies as part of EFF’s Transparency Project. In addition to government transparency, Jennifer writes and speaks frequently on government surveillance programs, domestic drones, location data, and biometrics. She has written an influential white paper on biometric data collection in immigrant communities and has testified about facial recognition and its Fourth Amendment implications before the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. In Jennifer's transparency work, she successfully sued the Federal Aviation Administration and Customs and Border Protection to obtain thousands of pages of previously unpublished drone records and the FBI to obtain new and revealing information about its Next Generation Identification face recognition program. Prior to joining EFF, Jennifer was the Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she specialized in privacy and intellectual property issues. Before the Clinic, Jennifer practiced civil litigation with Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco and clerked for Judge A. Howard Matz (now retired) in the Central District of California. She earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from UC Berkeley. She has published academically on identity theft and phishing attacks (20 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 259) and sovereign immunity in civil rights cases (62 Fla. L. Rev. 203) and has been interviewed by major and technical news media, including NBC Nightly News, 60 Minutes, NPR, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, CNet, Nova, Popular Science, Scientific American, and Ars Technica.

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