Professor Hannah Bloch-Wehba recently was selected as a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). The CDT is a global nonprofit advocating for digital rights, such as protecting privacy, enhancing data security, limiting government surveillance, preserving an open internet, advancing free expression online and strengthening the technical integrity of core democratic institutions.
The CDT Fellows program is a two-year engagement, where academics from across disciplines work with CDT on collaborative research projects, develop policy strategies, and join working groups. Bloch-Wehba reports that she became a fellow “to engage with CDT on cutting-edge issues related to free expression, privacy, and surveillance, and to be a part of a community focused on the real-world applications of academic research in law and policy.” Currently, she is researching how the use of algorithmic (computer-automated) decision-making can affect civil liberties, accountability and transparency.
Professor Bloch-Wehba is an authority on the intersection of civil liberties and cyber issues in the law, focusing on free expression, privacy and government accountability. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a Stanton Foundation National Security Fellow for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.