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Fred H. Cate

Fred H. Cate

Indiana University
Vice President for Research, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law
Bloomington, IN, USA


Fred H. Cate is Vice President for Research, Distinguished Professor, and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at Indiana University. He has advised government agencies and business organizations on information privacy and security issues, including DHS, DOD, NSA, DARPA, FTC, the United Nations, the OECD, Microsoft, Intel, and many others. Cate chairs the National Academies’ study on Law Enforcement and Intelligence Access to Encrypted Content, and he is a member of the National Academies’ Forum on Cyber Resilience. He was the founding director and is currently a senior fellow of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and he serves as a senior policy advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP. 

The author of more than 150 articles and books, Cate is one of the founding editors of the Oxford University Press journal, International Data Privacy Law. He is the co-author of a forthcoming book from Oxford University Press, Bulk Collection: Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data. 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.
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