Kline Law’s Center for Law and Transformational Technology (CLTT) announced the creation of two student research fellowships. The inaugural fellows are 3Ls Suzanne Chang and Hina Moheyuddin, who support scholarship being done at the intersection of law and technology by researching emerging issues of law, technology, policy and regulation.
As part of her fellowship, Chang, who has a background in chemical engineering, is working on a multidisciplinary team with members from Drexel University’s College of Engineering and LeBow College of Business. The team is researching the concepts of de-identification, anonymization and aggregation and how the legal definitions of these terms can create differing statistical outcomes. “I am delighted to be a student research fellow at the Center for Law and Transformational Technology,” said Chang. “Through my research, I’ve discovered that data privacy has proven extremely challenging since the laws and regulations struggle to keep pace with technological advances and globalization. I am excited to be on an interdisciplinary team, because we are taking a combined legal and technical approach to analyze the impacts from the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations.”
Moheyuddin, who plans to pursue a career in privacy law after graduation, is researching risk management and design thinking at CLTT. The need for this project arises because “society is experiencing a wave of technological change that is radically reshaping the modern world,” said Moheyuddin. “The Center for Law and Transformational Technology is engaging with the intrinsic layer of volatility in the law during this liminal period. My research explores design thinking capabilities to address both the opportunities and challenges associated with risk and seeks to create models for examining complex legal risks.”