Stanford Law’s Jennifer Granick wins Palmer Prize for new book

Jennifer Granick
Jennifer Granick

JENNIFER GRANICK, lecturer-in-law and director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, won the 2016 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for her book American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It.

The award honors scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.

Granick’s book shows how surveillance law has fallen behind surveillance technology, giving American spies vast new power, and guides the reader through proposals for reining in massive surveillance with the ultimate goal of reform.

Granick is an expert on computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy and the Fourth Amendment. In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field, as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry. Before teaching at Stanford, Granick practiced criminal defense law in California.

The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize was established to encourage and reward public debate among scholars on current issues affecting the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of governments throughout the world.

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