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Margot Kaminski is a Professor at the University of Colorado Law School and the Director of the Privacy Initiative at Silicon Flatirons. She specializes in the law of new technologies, focusing on information governance, privacy, and freedom of expression. Recently, her work has examined autonomous systems, including AI, robots, and drones. In 2018, she conducted research on comparative data privacy law as a recipient of the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant. She will spend Spring 2024 conducting comparative research on the Law of AI at the European University Institute (EUI) as a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow and recipient of a 2023-24 Fulbright-Schuman Grant. She is also a 2023-24 Faculty Associate of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. Professor Kaminski's academic work has been published in Columbia Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Minnesota Law Review, among others. Her work has received the 2022 Jules Milstein Scholarship Award for excellence in legal scholarship; the Future of Privacy Forum's 2020 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award; the 2019 University of Colorado Provost's Faculty Achievement Award for Pre-Tenure Faculty; and the 2016 Junior Scholar Award at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (2016). Prior to joining Colorado Law, Margot was an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (2014-2017) and served for three years as the Executive Director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where she remains an affiliated fellow. She is a co-founder of the Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Fairbanks, Alaska.