Last updated on: 3/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Deirdre Mulligan, JD Biography

Title:
Director of Samuelson Law Technology and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Electronic voting machines, especially the increasingly popular paperless Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines, had received much scrutiny and it had become clear that DREs had numerous failings including a lack of end-to-end auditability and security and privacy vulnerabilities.”

“Preliminary Analysis of e-Voting Problems Highlights Need for Heightened Standards and Testing,” paper submitted to National Research Council Committee on Electronic Voting, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director – Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Principal Investigator – National Science Foundation’s A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable, and Transparent Elections (ACCURATE)
  • Board Member – Electronic Frontier Foundation and California Voter Foundation
  • Chairperson – Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board; California Bipartisan Commission on Internet Political Practices (Vice Chair); Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference 2004
  • Testified before the California State Senate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment, and the Constitution on open source software in electronic voting systems
  • Former Member – National Academy of Science’s Committee on Authentication Technology and Its Privacy Implications; Federal Trade Commission’s Federal Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security; and National Task Force of Privacy, Technology, and Criminal Justice Information
  • Top 20 Lawyers Under 40, Daily Journal Extra, 2003
  • Top 10 Digital Policy Thinkers, Washington Post, 2002
Education:
  • JD, Georgetown University, 1994
  • BA, Smith College, 1988
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is the Difference between Qualification Testing and Certification Testing?
  2. What Are the Stages of Testing Electronic Voting Machines?