Patrick K. Lin

Patrick K. Lin is an attorney and researcher focused on AI, privacy, and technology regulation. He is the author of Machine See, Machine Do, a book about how institutions use technology to surveil, police, and make decisions about the public, as well as the historical biases that impact that technology. Patrick writes about developments in technology, law, and policy in his newsletter, Tech Support.Patrick has extensive experience in litigation and policy, having worked for the ACLU, FTC, EFF, and other organizations that advocate for digital rights and social justice. He is passionate about addressing the ethical and legal challenges posed by emerging technologies, especially in the areas of surveillance, algorithmic bias, and data privacy. He serves as the junior board chair of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP).He is a frequent speaker on AI, civil rights law, the history and politics of surveillance, and technology regulation. Patrick has presented before a wide range of professional and academic groups, including Stanford University, UNC School of Law, State of the Net, Cloudflare TV, and various podcasts.He has a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and B.A. in Economics from NYU.

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  • Navigating the Legal Landscape: Contracts and Copyright Essentials, American Photography Archives Group, Mar. 2024 (New York, NY).

  • AI, Labor & the Arts, Brooklyn Law School Art Law Association, Nov. 2023 (New York, NY).

  • Through the Schoolhouse Gate: Students' Rights & Free Speech at School, Garden State Scholastic Press Association, Oct. 2023 (New Brunswick, NJ).

  • Digital Spaces & Public Goods, All Tech Is Human: Responsible Tech Summit, Sept. 2023 (New York, NY).

  • What Does the FTC Investigation into OpenAI Mean for AI?, Business School of AI, Sept. 2023 (Virtual).

  • Intergenerational Youth Roundtable: Responsible AI, All Tech Is Human, May 2023 (New York, NY).

  • From Model Minority to Affirmative Action: The History of AAPI Student Activism and the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard Case,” Forward Financing, May 2023 (Virtual).

  • Generative AI: What Powerful New Tools Mean for Washington . . . and Homework, State of the Net Conference, Mar. 2023 (Washington, D.C.).

  • Legislating the Metaverse, Internet Law & Policy Foundry, Sept. 2022 (Virtual).

  • In the Loop: Human Error in the Deployment of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, New York County Law Association: National/Cyber Security CLE Webinar, Dec. 2021 (Virtual).

  • Breaking into Responsible Tech, All Tech Is Human: Responsible Tech Summit, Dec. 2021 (Virtual).

  • Machine See, Machine Do: How Algorithms Mirror Discriminatory Police Practices, NYU A BETTER TECH: Public Interest Technology Convention, Oct. 2021 (Virtual).

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Please complete this form to contact Patrick for media, research, writing, consulting, and speaking inquiries.Patrick has given speeches, presentations, and keynote addresses at universities, law schools, corporations, and conferences, including Stanford University, NYU, UNC School of Law, Forward Financing, Cloudflare TV, State of the Net, All Tech Is Human, and more — spanning audiences from all over the globe and from diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds.

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