Introducing Guest Blogger Omer Tene

I’m delighted to introduce as a guest blogger Professor Omer Tene, who is an Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law, Rishon LeZion, Israel, currently visiting at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Omer writes about privacy and data protection law. His recent articles concern issues such as the challenges posed to the privacy framework by “big data”; online behavioral advertising and the “do-not-track” initiative; government access to private sector data; and privacy and digital identity in the social networking context.

In addition to his research, Omer serves as rapporteur to the OECD for its review of its 1980 Privacy Guidelines. He consulted the Government of Israel in its application for an adequacy decision under the European Data Protection Directive. He headed the Steering Committee for the 32nd Annual Conference of Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners.

Omer is also an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum; and a member of the Editorial Board of International Data Privacy Law (Oxford University Press).

Omer tweets at and blogs at

His SSRN page is here.   His recent publications include:

Omer Tene, Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data in Israel, __ International Data Privacy Law __ (forthcoming 2012).

Omer Tene & Jules Polonetsky, Privacy in the Age of Big Data: A Time for Big Decisions, 64 Stan. L. Rev. Online 63 (2012).

Omer Tene, Me, Myself and I: Aggregated and Disaggregated Identities on Social Networking Services, __ J. Int’l Comm. L. & Tech. __ (forthcoming Fall 2012)

Omer Tene & Jules Polonetsky, To Track or ‘Do Not Track’: Advancing Transparency and Individual Control in Online Behavioral Advertising, 13 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech. 281 (2012).

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