Clare Sullivan

Fellow at the Center on National Security and the Law, at Georgetown University

Fellow at the Center on National Security and the Law, at Georgetown University.
Professor Georgetown University.
Managing Director, S2ERC and B-TED Research Centers.

Professor Sullivan is cyber-lawyer specializing in digital identity, international privacy and cyber security. She is a Fellow at the Center on National Security and the Law, at Georgetown University in in Washington DC. Prior to joining the academy, Professor Sullivan was in legal practice in Australia and internationally with Baker & McKenzie.

Professor Sullivan has a PhD in cyber-law and was awarded both a Fulbright scholarship and an Australian government Endeavour Fellowship for her research in this field. She is the author of internationally published articles on digital identity and cyber security in, the UK, Europe, the US and Australia. Professor Sullivan authored the first report on international trade-based money laundering, and ‘Digital Identity,’ the first legal study of the legal implications of digital identity for individuals, businesses and government. In 2016, she was appointed consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat to examine the privacy and data security issues for the 54 Commonwealth countries implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 ‘A Legal Identity for All by 2030.’ Following this work, Professor Sullivan was engaged to develop best practice data handling guidelines for USAID for its international aid and development activities.

Professor Sullivan's recent cyber-law and security research projects include research for the U.S. Department of Defense on the implications of e-residency and the broader use of blockchain technology; and private -sector projects on on the legal implications of business-to-business sharing of cyber-threat information internationally, the international privacy and data protection implications of the Internet of Things; and research on the impact of international data protection regulation and privacy law on artificial intelligence and deep learning.


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