Jillisa (Jill) Bronfman, Program Director of the Privacy and Technology Project at the Institute for Innovation Law and Adjunct Professor of Law in Data Privacy at UC Hastings College of the Law, was named to The Recorder’s 2014 list of the 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law. Also, Professor Bronfman was selected as a 2014-2015 USC Annenberg Alumni Ambassador. Professor Bronfman was formerly was an Assistant General Counsel and Network Security and Privacy Subject Matter Expert for Verizon in the San Francisco office. At Verizon, she designed and moderated several in-house training programs in data security, compliance, and intellectual property. She also taught at San Francisco State University, including developing a new advanced seminar in Mobile Communications. At the National Association of Broadcasters/ Broadcast Educators’ Association Conference (NAB/BEA) in Las Vegas, she presented “Mobile Communications 2014: What's After What's Next.” In this presentation, she drew on her research in the field of privacy and technology to speak about the latest issues in drone regulation and the legal implications of 3D printing. Professor Bronfman received a joint degree at USC in Law and Communications Management (JD/MA) and a dual undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in Mass Communications and History. Her thesis addressed the interrelationship of science fiction set in the future and technology development. In April 2014, Professor Bronfman was selected to workshop her technology-driven fiction at a juried literary conference, and in October 2014, she read her work at LitQuake, San Francisco’s renowned celebration of writers and writing. Her article, “California Data Breach Law- Rounding the Bases,” appeared in the ABA's Information Law Journal Spring 2015. Professor Bronfman will present on privacy and security issues at the RSA and IAPP conferences in Spring 2015.
Areas of Expertise
Technology LawInnovation LawData PrivacyData SecurityIntellectual Property LawMobile CommunicationsPrivacy and TechnologyDrone Regulation3d Printing