Lecturer in Law
Janlori Goldman, J.D., is Research Faculty at the Center for the History
and Ethics of Public Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences,
Mailman School of Public Health. She joined the faculty in 2007,
following three years at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons
in the Center on Medicine as a Profession.
Ms. Goldman has worked as a civil rights and civil liberties advocate
since 1984. In 1997, she founded the Health Privacy Project in
Washington, D.C., and led the effort in support of the HIPAA privacy
regulation. She is currently a Senior Advisor to the Center for
Democracy and Technology (www.cdt.org).
In 1997, Ms. Goldman was a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law
Center. In 1994, Ms. Goldman co-founded the Center for Democracy &
Technology. Ms. Goldman also worked at the Electronic Frontier
Foundation in 1994. From 1986 to 1994, Ms. Goldman was the staff
attorney and Director of the Privacy and Technology Project of the
American Civil Liberties Union. While at the ACLU, Ms. Goldman led the
effort to enact the Video Privacy Protection Act and led efforts to
protect health, credit and financial information and personal
information held by the government. She was the Legislative Director of
the Minnesota affiliate of the ACLU from 1984-86.
Ms. Goldman has testified frequently before the U.S. Congress, and has
served on numerous commissions and advisory boards.