BSidesSF: Marcia Hofmann on Security Research and the Law

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Marcia Hofmann was a panelist at the Security BSides San Francisco event along with other attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Marcia took a few minutes to discuss a general overview  of the EFF mission and also touched on precautions security researchers need to take from a legal perspective

Marcia is a senior staff attorney at the EFF, where she works on a broad range of digital civil liberties issues including computer security, electronic privacy, and free expression.


She currently focuses on computer crime and EFF's Coders' Rights Project, which promotes innovation and protects the rights of curious tinkerers and researchers in their cutting-edge exploration of technology. She is also a non-residential fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.

Marcia co-founded EFF's FOIA Litigation For Accountable Government Project in 2006. Documents made public though her open government work have been reported by the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, Fox News, and CNN, among others.

Prior to joining EFF, Marcia was staff counsel and director of the Open Government Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). She is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and Mount Holyoke College.

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