James B. Rule

Distinguished Affiliated Scholar, UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley Law School

James B. Rule is Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the
Study of Law and Society at the UC Berkeley Law School. A sociologist by
training (Ph.D. Harvard) he writes extensively on privacy and information

Before coming to UC Berkeley, he held teaching and research positions at
MIT, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and Stony Brook
University. He is author or editor of nine books, most recently Privacy
in Peril; how We are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for
Security and Convenience (Oxford University Press, New York, 2007).

In addition to his scholarly work, he writes for Dissent; Democracy, A
Journal of Ideas; Commonweal; The Washington Monthly; the International
Herald Tribune; Counterpunch and other publications. He is a member of
the Editorial Board of Dissent.

He lives in Berkeley and France.

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