Brian Hayden Pascal

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Non-Residential Fellow
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Brian’s work encompasses a variety of disciplines at the intersection of privacy, security, and technology, including civil liberties, data protection, big data, digital ethics, and how to adapt the law to account for innovation. His research currently focuses on how developing technologies have shifted the balance of power among individuals, companies, and governments.
Brian has served in a variety of roles at the interface of technology, law, policy, and business. Before entering academia, he spent time as a civil liberties engineer with Palantir Technologies, a cybersecurity and privacy consultant with IBM, and an attorney with the firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Brian received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, his undergraduate degree in physics from Duke University, and in between he studied science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.