Technology & Civil Liberties Director
ACLU of California
Nicole Ozer (@nicoleozer) is the Technology and Civil Liberties Director for the ACLU of California. Nicole has led the organization’s cutting-edge work in California to defend and promote civil liberties in the modern digital world since 2004. Nicole sets the strategic vision for the Technology and Civil Liberties Project and its statewide team and implements an integrated advocacy approach that coordinates work in the courts, in communities, with companies, and California policymakers to achieve maximum impact.
Nicole spearheaded the passage of the landmark California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA) and California Reader Privacy Act, designed groundbreaking surveillance reform strategies now used across the country, and also developed the ACLU’s national online privacy campaign, Demand Your dotRights. Prior to joining the ACLU, Nicole was an intellectual property attorney at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, studied comparative civil rights history at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley.