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M. Ryan Calo
Director, Privacy and Robotics - Center for Internet & Society

Biography 

M. Ryan Calo runs the Consumer Privacy and Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving Projects at the Center for Internet & Society. Prior to joining the law school in 2008, Calo was an associate at Covington & Burling, LLP, where he advised companies on issues of data security, privacy, and telecommunications.

Calo researches and presents on the intersection of law and technology. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Business Week, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, and other news outlets. Calo serves on several advisory and program committees, including Computers Freedom Privacy 2010, the Future of Privacy Forum, and National Robotics Week. He also co‐chairs the American Bar Association Committee on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Calo received his JD cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a contributing editor to the Michigan Law Review and symposium editor of the Journal of Law Reform, and his BA in Philosophy from Dartmouth College. In 2005‐2006, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Guy Cole Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to law school, Calo was an investigator of allegations of police misconduct in New York City.

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