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Professor Joel R. Reidenberg

Joel R. Reidenberg is Professor of Law and a past Director of the Graduate Program in Law at Fordham University School of Law .  He teaches courses in Information Privacy, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Trade, Comparative Law and Contracts.  Reidenberg has held appointments as a visiting professor at the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) , at the Université de Paris V (René Descartes) and at AT&T Laboratories - Public Policy Research .

Reidenberg is an expert on information technology law and policy.   He is a co-author of three leading books and monographs on international data privacy issues: SAFE HARBOR DECISION IMPLEMENTATION STUDY (Eur. Commission: 2004); ON-LINE SERVICES AND DATA PROTECTION LAW: REGULATORY RESPONSES (EUR-OP: 1998) and DATA PRIVACY LAW (Michie : 1996).   His prominent scholarship on Internet regulation has appeared in leading journals including:  Technology and Internet Jurisdiction, 153 Univ. of Penn. L. Rev. 1951 (2005), Yahoo and Democracy on the Internet , 42 JURIMETRICS 261 (2002),   Lex Informatica: The Formulation of Information Policy Rules through Technology , 76 Texas L. Rev. 553 (1998) and  Governing Networks and Rule-Making in Cyberspace , 45 Emory L. J. 911 (1996).  

Professor Reidenberg has testified before the U.S. Congress on data privacy issues, served as a consultant to both the Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission on privacy issues, and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington in connection with privacy litigation.  He has also chaired the Section on Defamation and Privacy of the Association of American Law Schools (the academic society for American law professors) and is a former chair of the association's Section on Law and Computers.

Prior to coming to Fordham, Reidenberg practiced law in Washington, DC with the international telecommunications group of the firm Debevoise & Plimpton and has also served as a member of several Advisory Panels for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment.

Professor Reidenberg received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, a J.D. from Columbia University, and both a D.E.A. droit international économique and a Ph.D in law from the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He is admitted to the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia.

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