Fred H. Cate

Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law
Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
Director, Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information

Maurer School of Law

Indiana University, Bloomington

Law Building 319
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-1161

Website: Indiana University faculty page

Twitter: @FredHCate

Issues: Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing and Privacy and Security

About Fred H. Cate

Fred H. Cate is a Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and director of the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information. He specializes in privacy, security, and other information law issues.


Professor Cate is a senior policy advisor to the Center for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP and a member of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, Intel's Privacy and Security External Advisory Board, the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Committee Cybersecurity Subcommittee, the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Privacy Oversight Board, the Board of Directors of The Privacy Projects, and the Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Online Responsibility. Professor Cate appears regularly before Congress, government agencies, and professional and industry groups on privacy and information law issues.


Previously, Professor Cate served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention, counsel to the Department of Defense Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee, reporter for the third report of the Markle 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. Professor Cate 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. Additionally, he is an elected member of the American Law Institute.


J.D., Stanford University, 1987
A.B., Stanford University, 1984