David Barron: a Q&A on electronic communications policies

Harvard Law School Professor David Barron chaired a task force charged with developing recommendations concerning Harvard’s policies and protocols on the privacy of, and access to, electronic communications. In an interview with the Harvard Gazette, Barron discussed the recommendations, which were released this week.

Credit: Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard Law School Professor David Barron chaired a task force charged with developing recommendations concerning Harvard’s policies and protocols on the privacy of, and access to, electronic communications. In an interview with the Harvard Gazette, Barron discussed the recommendations, which were released this week.

Last year, Harvard President Drew Faust asked David Barron ’89, J.D. ’94, Harvard Law School’s Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law, to lead a 14-member task force that would make forward-looking recommendations regarding Harvard’s policies and protocols on the privacy of, and access to, electronic communications. Barron, who was acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice from 2009 to 2010, discussed the task force’s report and proposed policy, which were released this week, with the Gazette.

Read full Q&A in the Harvard Gazette