Fred H. Cate is a Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington and director of the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He specializes in privacy, security, and other information law issues, and appears regularly before Congress, government agencies, and professional and industry groups on these matters.
During the IFFOR Policy Council May 22 meeting, as the privacy and security representative he gave an updateon what was currently going on in the online privacy and security fields on both sides of the Atlantic. There are new laws being passed around the world with respect to privacy, he noted, but the two most significant at the moment are laws being designed in the European Union and by the White House in the US.
Professor Cate is a senior policy advisor to the Center for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams and a member of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention and Other National Goals, and the board of editors of Privacy & Information Law Report. He also serves as reporter for the American Law Institute's project on Principles of the Law on Government Access to and Use of Personal Digital Information.
Previously, Professor Cate served as counsel to the Department of Defense Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee, reporter for the third report of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, and a member of the Federal Trade Commission's Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. He directed the Electronic Information Privacy and Commerce Study for the Brookings Institution and chaired the International Telecommunication Union's High-Level Experts on Electronic Signatures and Certification Authorities.