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Christopher Soghoian is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. His research interests include data security and privacy, cyber law, policy as well as phishing and other forms of applied deception.

He enjoys working at the intersection of applied computer security, law and policy. His activism has resulted in the successful passage of an amendment to Indiana's data breach laws, a congressional investigation of security flaws at the Transportation Security Administration as well as several media firestorms.

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The Surveillance project is drawing a map of the different forms and impacts of surveillance online. Funded by the MacArthur Foundation and run in collaboration with our partner…


Feb 15, 2011

Questions for Secretary Clinton concerning "Internet freedom"

Faculty associate Matthew Hindman provoked an energetic email exchange among members of the extended Berkman Center community today, in anticipation of Secretary Clinton's …

Jul 16, 2009

Radio Berkman 126: The G-fail

This week on Radio Berkman: Chris Soghoian discusses WiFi and (in)security with David Weinberger...

Jul 15, 2009

Berkman Team Submits Follow-Up to DMCA Exemption Request

Berkman Student Fellow Christopher Soghoian, assisted by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, recently submitted responses to questions from the U.S. Copyright Office regarding…

May 7, 2009

Harvard Team Advocates for DRM Exemption at Copyright Office DMCA Hearing

Berkman Center Student Fellow Christopher Soghoian testified yesterday at a Copyright Office hearing in Washington, DC, in support of his requests for exemptions from the Digital…

Dec 3, 2008

Berkman Fellow teams up with Cyberlaw Clinic to submit DMCA request

Berkman Fellow Chris Soghoian writes on Surveillance State, his CNET blog: "A team from Harvard's Berkman Center...has requested an exemption [to the DMCA] that, in the event that…

Nov 21, 2008

There is no privacy?

This week, over on the newly started "An Eye on Surveillance" blog, the first in a series of posts about egregious privacy intrusions -- "Snooping Browsing History through HTML"...


Oct 24, 2012 @ 12:00 PM

The growing trade in software security exploits: free speech or cyber-weapons in need of regulation?

Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist & Senior Policy Analyst, American Civil Liberties Union

What should be done, if anything, about this part of the security industry? Are researchers who sell exploits simply engaging in legitimate free speech that should be protected?…

May 26, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

Caught in the Cloud: Privacy, Encryption, and Government Back Doors in the Web 2.0 Era

Christopher Soghoian, Berkman Fellow

Cloud computing leaves users vulnerable to significant invasions of privacy by the government, resulting in the evisceration of traditional Fourth Amendment protections. Chris…