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.
"“Fingerprint evidence – unlike a password – is physical evidence that can be compelled with a court order, overriding the objections of an accused or the next of kin of an accused,” said Andrea Matwyshyn, Northeastern University professor of law and a visiting research collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University.
"For Fusion’s Real Future Fair last week, we decided to cast our gaze into the future of law, coming up with hypothetical legal cases based on the assumed evolution of current technologies to talk about liability when robots break the law, copyright issues when they write their own masterpieces, and criminal consequences of algorithms that kill.
"Some lawyers thrive on change and evolution, according to new Northeastern University School of Law professor Andrea Matwyshyn.
She is a prime example, devoting her legal career to what she describes as one of the most fluid fields of the past 15 years: information security.
"Andrea Matwyshyn, law professor at Northeastern and Princeton Universities, says it’s not a done deal that the Copyright Office will oppose the proposed exemptions and that the office has been coming around recently to recognizing the need to examine code for safety purposes.
"Andrea Matwyshyn, professor of Law at Northeastern University and Microsoft Visiting Professor at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, said, “Security enables good functionality and consumer trust, but we need a regulatory scalpel, not a regulatory ax.”
Regulations can ensure better quality, functionality, security, and privacy, but Matwyshyn warned, “Some regulation can be damaging. When we start to apply a heavier lens, we’re disrupting innovation.”
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.
Matt Larson, a litigation analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, and Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor at Northeastern University, discuss a lawsuit between Apple and Qualcomm over Qualcomm’s chip pricing structure. They speak with June Grasso and Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."
When a Texas grand jury this week indicted the man accused of causing journalist Kurt Eichenwald to have a seizure, experts said it was perhaps the first time that a type of electronic communication has been classified as “a deadly weapon” in a physical assault case.
The House recently passed legislation that would update the Stored Communications Act, a measure that dictates how law enforcement can gain access to electronic communications stored remotely. Northeastern professor Andrea Matwyshyn joins us to explain some of the problems with the law. Next, we'll look at the intersection of fashion and tech with a new customized dress from Google and H&M based on your personal data. And finally, we'll talk about one nonprofit's event to help women who want to learn more about coding: Hackentine's Day.
Rebecca Tushnet, professor at Georgetown university law school, and Andrea Matwyshyn, Professor of Law at Northeastern University, discuss one lawsuit against Google, Facebook and Twitter, which was brought by the families of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Miami, and another suit against Google for unlawfully censoring its workers. They speak with June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."