Indiana University Bloomington

Fred H. Cate

Vice President for Research, IU; Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law

Professor Cate specializes in information privacy and security law issues. He speaks frequently about these issues before industry, professional, and government groups and testifies regularly before Congress.  He is 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 Research Steering Committee of the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection.  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.  Cate is the author of many books and articles, including The Internet and the First Amendment, Privacy in the Information Age, and Privacy in Perspective, and he appears frequently in the popular press.

In July 2015, Professor Cate was named vice president of research for Indiana University. In this role, he will oversee the launch of the university’s Grand Challenges initiative and conduct a review of the vice president for research’s role and responsibilities within Indiana University. He will also work to expand and diversify support for research and creativity at IU, facilitate public-private partnerships and technology transfer, and increase collaborative research opportunities.

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