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Cyber Crime and Online Privacy

Orin S. Kerr
Associate Professor of Law

Author of Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations (Department of Justice), Professor Kerr is an expert on computer crime; cyberlaw; wiretapping; electronic evidence; privacy; Internet law; patent law.  

Office: (202) 994-4775

Lance Hoffman
Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Lance J. Hoffman is known for his pioneering research on computer security and risk analysis, and for his interdisciplinary work in computer privacy issues. Dr. Hoffman is the author or editor of five books and numerous articles on computer security and privacy. His 1990 book, "Rogue Programs: Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses," received wide critical acclaim, and his work on cryptographic policy, "Building in Big Brother," was the first book devoted to the topic. Previously a national lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery and a distinguished visitor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Dr. Hoffman has lectured around the world on computer security and privacy and on the vulnerability of society to computer systems. He served as general chairman of the Second Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, held in March 1992 in Washington. He is past chair of the IEEE Committee on Communications and Information Policy's Subcommittee on Information Security and Applications.

Office: (202) 994-4955
(301) 656-6205

Peter Swire
Visiting Professor of Law

From 1999 until early 2001, Professor Swire served as the Clinton Administration's chief counselor for privacy in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. In that position, he was White House coordinator for the proposed and final medical privacy rule and played a leading role on topics including Internet privacy, encryption, public records and privacy, financial privacy, e-commerce policy, and computer and surveillance issues. He is co-author of None of Your Business: World Data Flows, Electronic Commerce, and the European Privacy Directive, published by Brookings in 1998. With Lawrence Lessig, he is editor of the Cyberspace and Law Abstracts of the Social Science Research Network.

Office: (202) 994-0812
Home: (301) 213-9587



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