Friday, September 4, 2020

Introducing the Law and Policy Student Affiliate Program

The CACR-Maurer Student Affiliate program is a collaboration between the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), which leads Trusted CI, and the IU Maurer School of Law, wherein law students with a demonstrated interest in privacy and cybersecurity are given an opportunity to work on real world legal problems. The student affiliates work directly with Scott Russell, who is a Senior Policy Analyst at CACR, Trusted CI team member, and a Maurer graduate, and contribute to law and policy guidance materials produced by Trusted CI.

Previous student affiliates have conducted research relating to Controlled Unclassified Information, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act, US Export Control Laws and Regulations, the DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, and Artificial Intelligence & Ethics. Materials developed by these student affiliates have directly contributed to guidance materials Trusted CI has created for the NSF science community, including webinars, live presentations, trainings, blog posts, internal whitepapers, and memorandi

For the Fall 2020 semester, there will be one student affiliate: Madeline Blaney. Madeline is a second year law student at Maurer and the President of the Maurer Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association. 

The program is managed by Maurer professor Joseph Tomain, who also manages the Maurer Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Law and Policy and the Graduate Certificate in Information Privacy Law and Policy. Student affiliates receive 1 credit hour for participating in the program. Participation in the student affiliate program is typically reserved for students pursuing a Maurer Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Law and Policy but is also open to non-certificate students with sufficient background in privacy and cybersecurity law. This is CACR’s fourth semester with student affiliates, building on a long history of collaboration between CACR and Maurer.