Andrew Clearwater

Andrew Clearwater

Fellow, Center for Law and Innovation

andrew clearwater

Andrew is a privacy scholar, a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and an attorney licensed to practice law in Maine and Massachusetts. He currently serves as a Fellow at the Center for Law & Innovation where he assists Intellectual Property Clinic clients and researches and speaks about privacy law. Andrew has an LLM in Global Law and Technology with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law.

Andrew recently spoke on the topic of data breach at the 2011 Privacy Law Scholars Conference hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and also at the Data Security & Management Conference hosted by the Center for Law and Innovation. His recent article about a property–based theory of harm in data breaches was published in the 2011 July/August edition of the Privacy Advisor, the Official Newsletter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Prior to joining the Center, Andrew provided iCommons Ltd. with legal research and analysis addressing a variety of topics, chief among them, the disposition of intellectual property in international scientific research collaborations. He also aided the Open Government Project which sought to assess the public's ability to access taxpayer-funded work product and investigated aspirations and practices in the UK. Before that Andrew served as a research assistant with the Cooperation Research Group at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Andrew's work was part of the industrial case studies looking at the role of intellectual property within commons-based production and collaboration.

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