Assistant Professor, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is a leading authority on corporate information security regulation, commercial and consumer privacy law, and technology law. She studies "hackers" - both destructive and entrepreneurial - and the legal and developmental psychology consequences of machine-human convergence, particularly for children.
In addition to her appointment as an Affiliate Scholar at CIS, she is an assistant professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department in the Wharton School and an affiliate of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is also a member of the board of advisors of the EU-funded Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS) project at the Oxford Internet Institute.
She hearts gadgets.
Imagine that a random car is periodically driving across your front yard, leaving tire treads and gouges on your otherwise pristine lawn. How would you handle it? You might set up a surveillance camera to capture an image of the license plate and driver and then share the image with the police. You might install a fence.
"“It’s a corporate win-win,” said Andrea Matwyshyn, a Northeastern University law professor specializing in technology policy. “There’s no downside for companies in trying to defend their customers and trying to forestall legislation that might require that they adjust their structures. And it’s obviously a benefit to defend their brand if criminals are abusing their goodwill.”"
"“[GDPR] hinges on a robust notion of explaining what exactly goes on with [people’s] information,” said Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University, as well as an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. The GDPR replaces the EU’s Data Protection Directive that was implemented in 1998, and it “will nudge companies” to reconsider the way they have been presenting their processing of data to consumers in the last 20 years, she added."
"Northeastern law professor Andrea Matwyshyn, who studies technology and innovation policy, has been following cryptocurrency for several years. She said that as with any new and untested tool, “the devil is always in the details.” It’s too soon to know how widely blockchain technology will spread, she said, or whether the value of cryptocurrencies will stabilize. Here, she expands on the promises and pitfalls of the tech behind these trendy buzzwords."
"“The reputational issues … really matter when a consumer is faced with trusting a machine with her safety and getting from point A to Point B without fear of malfunction and/or compromise and the result is potentially physical dismemberment and death,” said Andrea Matwyshyn, professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University and an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University.
"According to Andrea Matwyshyn, professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University, if companies help cyber criminals make money off hacks, they will only continue.
Ranging across consumer protection, data aggregation, digital networks, high-tech devices and surveillance, this panel brings together top privacy and surveillance experts to discuss how the Trump administration has and will continue to shape our privacy in these and other areas.
- ELIZABETH JOH Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
- AHMED GHAPPOUR Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
- ANDREA MATWYSHYN Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
This year’s Security of Things Forum will feature two tracks: Leaders and Hackers that are intended to balance high-level talks and panel discussions focused on the operational and policy impacts of securing the Internet of Things with a variety of hands-on demonstrations, tutorials and granular “shop talks” on everything to IoT device hacking to protocols and platform as a service options, to securing IoT devices in enterprises and critical infrastructure settings.
Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor at Northeastern University and former FTC senior policy advisor and Steven Calkins, a law professor at Wayne State University and former general counsel at the FTC, discuss a suit against Dish Network, which accused them of allowing their contractors to violate do-not-call laws by placing millions of robocalls to consumers. The government is seeking more than $24 billion in fines from the company, despite the fact that Dish is only valued at $22 billion. They speak with Bloomberg law hosts June Grasso and Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."
CIS Affiliate Scholar David Levine interviews Prof. Andrea Matwyshyn of Northeastern University Law School, on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Volkswagen fraud scandal.
The 1st international conference on Internet Science was held between 9 and 11 April, 2013, in Brussels, under the aegis of the European Commission, by the EINS project, the FP7 European Network of Excellence in Internet Science, with the support of KVAB.
Hacking generally has a pejorative meaning, namely, someone who accesses a computer by circumventing its security system. But, hacking may also refer to excellence in programming —the kind of innovation that built the Internet. Penn Professor Andrea Matwyshyn knows the difference and tells Jim Zirin how to stay away from the dark side of the Internet.