Alvaro M. Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, he served as Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law and to its Chairman, Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.). Having joined Senator Franken’s staff on his first day in office, Alvaro helped the Senator draft legislation and conduct hearings and investigations on mobile location privacy, health data privacy, NSA transparency and biometric technology like facial recognition and fingerprint readers. Alvaro also advised Senator Franken on immigration, civil and LGBT rights, and intellectual property, and served as the Senator’s lead staffer in two Supreme Court confirmation hearings. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he received the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.