Fred H. Cate is vice president for research, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at Indiana University. He served as the founding director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research from 2003 to 2014, where he is now a senior fellow. A frequent witness before congressional committees, federal agencies and state legislatures, he is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute.
He has chaired commissions for organizations such as the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and the United Nations, and served on many government, business and not-for-profit advisory boards.
Cate attended Oxford University and received his J.D. and his A.B. with honors and distinction from Stanford University. A former senator and president of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, he is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Areas of Expertise
Cybersecurity, information privacy law, information security law.