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Laura Donohue

Professor of Law

Georgetown Law

District of Columbia


Artificial Intelligence Free Speech Law National Security Privacy

Professor of Law, Georgetown Law; Director, Center on National Security & the Law; Director, Center on Privacy & Technology. Writes on constitutional law, legal history, emerging technologies, and national security. Most recent book, The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age (OUP 2016), won the 2016 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. Articles published by Cal. Law Rev., Univ. of Chicago Law Rev., Stanford Law Rev., University of Penn. Law Rev., Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, others. In 2015, the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court appointed her as one of 5 amici curiae under the 2015 USA FREEDOM Act. Life Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Advisory Board Member, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Reporter for the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Border Searches of Electronic Devices. AB, Philosophy (Hons.), Dartmouth College; MA (Dist.), Univ. of Ulster; JD (Dist.) Stanford Law; PhD, History Univ. of Cambridge.

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Keywords: Privacy, fourth amendment, surveillance, criminal law, global communications, free speech, first amendment, due process, rule of law, legal history, technology, drones, drone law, biological weapons, foreign intelligence, foreign intelligence surveillance court, section 702, section 215, metadata, social network analytics, artificial intelligence, FOIA, federal courts, constitutional law, constitution