Khaliah Barnes - Participant

Khaliah Barnes is EPIC's Associate Director and Director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project. Khaliah works on a host of privacy issues and has submitted comments in over forty federal agency rulemakings and similar agency proceedings concerning the Privacy Act, the U.S. - EU Safe Harbor Framework, information security, air traveler rights, student privacy, consumer rights, automotive privacy, drones and domestic surveillance, medical privacy, and the Freedom of Information Act. As Director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project, Khaliah created the Student Privacy Bill of Rights. Khaliah defends student privacy rights before federal regulatory agencies and federal court. She has testified before states and local districts on the need to safeguard student records. Khaliah is a frequent panelist, commentator, and writer on student data collection. Khaliah has provided expert commentary to local and national media, including CBS This Morning, the New York Times, the Washington Post, 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. Khaliah has been invited to discuss privacy at a variety of conferences and symposia, including events hosted by the Aspen Institute, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, SXSWedu, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the NYU Information Law Institute, and the Consumer Federation of America. She is a member of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Administrative Law Section and ABA Privacy and Information Security Committee. In 2016, Khaliah will co-teach "Information Privacy Law" with EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg at Georgetown Law.

Khaliah graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and Emory University, where she earned a B.A. in political science and minored in French Studies. In 2010, Khaliah interned with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.



Electronic Privacy Information Center


Director, EPIC Student Privacy Project,
EPIC Administrative Law Counsel