Chris Hoofnagle is a faculty director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and an adjunct full professor at UC Berkeley's School of Information. He teaches computer crime law, internet law, privacy law, and conducts a seminar on the Federal Trade Commission. Professor Hoofnagle serves as an Adviser on the Principles of the Law, Data Privacy project. He is the author of Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press 2016).
In addition to having written extensively in the fields of information privacy, unfair and deceptive practices, consumer law and identity theft, Professor Hoofnagle is principal investigator (with Dean Shankar Sastry) on an NSF-funded effort to promote graduate education for students who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged. He is also an investigator on three other NSF projects ranging from a variety of topics including computer security, social factors in computer misuse, and privacy and security issues in future internet architectures.