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Fred H. Cate

Dr. Fred Cate

Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law
Maurer School of Law
Indiana University

Fred H. Cate is Vice President for Research, Distinguished Professor, C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, and Adjunct Professor of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. He served as the founding director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research and Information Assurance Education, from 2003 to 2014, where he is now a senior fellow. Professor Cate is a member of the National Academies’ Forum on Cyber Resilience, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Subcommittee, the National Security Agency’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Panel, the OECD’s Panel of Experts on Health Information Infrastructure, Intel’s Privacy and Security External Advisory Board, and the board of directors of The Privacy Projects. He serves as a senior policy advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP. Previously, Professor Cate served as a member of the National Academies’ Committee on Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention, counsel to the Department of Defense Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee, and a member of the Federal Trade Commission's Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security and Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. He chaired the International Telecommunication Union's High-Level Experts on Electronic Signatures and Certification Authorities. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and speaks frequently before professional, industry, and government groups. The author of more than 150 articles and books, he served as the privacy editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers' Security & Privacy and is one of the founding editors of the Oxford University Press journal, International Data Privacy Law. Professor Cate attended Oxford University and received his J.D. and his A.B. with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University. A former Senator and President of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, he is a fellow of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Bar Foundation, and an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute.