ULC Taps Prof. McGeveran as Reporter for Privacy Study Committee
The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has tapped Professor William McGeveran to serve as reporter for its recently formed Study Committee on Online Privacy Protection.
The ULC announced formation of the committee last August at its annual meeting. The committee’s charge is to study the need for and feasibility of a uniform or model law providing protection of online privacy. As the reporter, McGeveran’s function is to serve as the committee’s subject-matter expert.
McGeveran’s research focuses on legal and other rules governing digital identity and privacy, ranging from online impersonation to data security law to regulation of social media. He is the sole author of a casebook, Privacy and Data Protection Law, used by instructors at two dozen law schools, and regularly teaches a data privacy course at Minnesota Law.
McGeveran is a frequent media commentator on privacy issues and maintains a vibrant social media presence on Twitter (as @BillMcGev). He also serves on the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum.