William McGeveren

William McGeveren - Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Law School, Twin Cities

Affiliated Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Law and Policy
  • Civil
  • COVID-19


William McGeveran, J.D., is associate dean for academic affairs and professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law.

McGeveran specializes in information law, including data privacy, intellectual property, communications and technology, and free speech. 

McGeveran’s research focuses on legal and other rules governing digital identity and privacy, ranging from online impersonation to data security to social media. Additional aspects of his research include modernizing trademark law, comparing European and American approaches to data protection, and evaluating techniques used by privacy regulators.

McGeveran serves as the reporter of the Uniform Law Commission’s Study Committee on Online Privacy Protection and as a member of the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum.

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