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.
"Yet security researchers who, in an attempt to be helpful, discover vulnerabilities and tell companies about them can face lawsuits or even criminal prosecution for their trouble, said Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at the Wharton School and an advisor to the Federal Trade Commission. “Some companies view this information about a mistake in their product as an attack on the product and view it as more cost effective to legally silence the researcher,” she told Risk & Compliance Journal in an interview."
"Still, how Heartbleed was transformed from a security hole in an obscure part of open-source encryption software into a brand recognized around the world is a "fascinating case study in the success of viral marketing," said Andrea Matwyshyn, assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. "
"Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor of law and business ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an advisor to the FTC told Risk & Compliance Journal, “This decision highlights the fact that information security and information risk are the key corporate governance issues of the next 10 years.”"
"But when notified that an account appears to be linked to abusive or illegal activity, firms should investigate and take action, said Andrea Matwyshyn, assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School."
"“Most consumers would intuit that some sort of privacy regime covers that info [collected on an app], however, in most cases there isn’t a set of privacy protections in place” except a company’s own terms of service, said Andrea Matwyshyn, a policy adviser to the US Federal Trade Commission and legal studies professor at the University of Pennsylvania."
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."