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Jennifer Daskal – Featured Scholar

Jennifer DaskalJennifer Daskal is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law. She is a globally recognized expert in cyber policy and national security. She teaches and writes in the fields of cybersecurity, national security, criminal and constitutional law.

 

Professor Daskal has been actively involved in discussions around law enforcement access to data across borders, helping to shape the domestic and international debate, and is now bringing those efforts to bear with respect to efforts to regulate hateful speech online. She has testified in Congress multiple times and speaks at global conferences on cyber and tech policy.

 

Below are summaries of a few of Professor Daskal’s recent papers.

 

In “Privacy and Security Across Borders,” Professor Daskal examines new rules in the United States, Europe, and Australia that give law enforcement access to digital evidence even when the data is stored abroad, and she proposes that baseline rules for cross-border access to data should safeguard civil liberties.

 

Microsoft Ireland, the CLOUD Act, and International Lawmaking 2.0” looks specifically at the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act which requires firms based in the United States to give law enforcement access to data stored abroad. Professor Daskal points out that rules for cross-border transfers of data will set international standards for privacy.