William Covington

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Director, Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic
Assistant Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 616-4481
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  • - Puget Sound Business Journal
    A fundamental redefinition of the concept of privacy in this modern, digital age. Transparency and a public advocate in the secret courts that oversee the government’s access to data. The public’s understanding of its digital rights to privacy. Those were a few of the issues brought up Tuesday during a forum on privacy in the digital age at the University of Washington School of Law. The panel included U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, Microsoft General Counsel and Executive Vice President Brad Smith, American Civil Liberties Union National office of Legislative Counsel Gabe Rottman and was hosted by UW Law School Director of Technology Law Bill Covington.
    (4/16/14)
  • - GeekWire When it comes to the generational differences between today’s youth and their parents or grandparents, there are the obvious ones: Fashion, music and slang are just a few. But what’s somewhat unique and specific to teens today is how they define the word “privacy” — and perhaps importantly, what that means for governments currently grappling with how and when to access personal information from citizens that are sharing more data online than ever. The issue was brought up today to a panel at a University of Washington School of Law event that discussed how government should balance the protection of personal information and national security, among other related topics. William Covington, Director of Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic at the UW Law School, moderated the panel on Tuesday and agreed with Smith. When Covington grew up during the anti-war and Civil Rights Movement, he said that people were always on high alert when any form of information acquisition from the government came about. (4/16/14)
  • - Seattle Times Washington residents of all political persuasions have become increasingly concerned about the potential use of aerial drones to invade their privacy, according to guest columnists William Covington and Mike Koss. (3/28/14)

Last updated 3/28/2014