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Khaliah Barnes - Participant

Khaliah Barnes is Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Student Privacy Project. In this role, she defends student privacy rights before federal regulatory agencies and federal court. She has recently concluded two lawsuits against the Department of Education concerning student privacy. Khaliah has testified before state boards and districts on the need to safeguard student records. Khaliah is a frequent panelist, commentator, and writer on student data collection.

Khaliah is also the EPIC Administrative Law Counsel. In this role, she researches proposed federal agency privacy regulations that pertain to government collection, retention, and disseminations of personal information. Khaliah has submitted extensive administrative agency comments on a variety of issues, including consumer rights, student privacy, air traveler privacy rights, automotive privacy, domestic surveillance, medical privacy, and open government. Khaliah has provided commentary to local and national media, including CBS This Morning, the New York Times, NPR, Fox Business, CNN, Education Week, Politico, USA Today, and Time Magazine. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She is a member of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Administrative Law Section and ABA Privacy and Information Security Committee.

Ms. Barnes graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in political science, and a French minor, from Emory University. While at Georgetown, she was a student attorney for the Institute for Public Representation: First Amendment and Media Law Project. In 2010, Ms. Barnes interned with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.



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