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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to electronic voting machine issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to electronic voting machine issues.
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?