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Asaf Lubin is an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and a Visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Federmann Cyber Security Research Center. 

His research centers around the intersection of law and technology, particularly as it relates to the regulation of cybersecurity harms, liabilities, and insurance, privacy and surveillance regulation, data protection, and internet governance. His work draws on his experiences as a former intelligence analyst, Sergeant Major (Res.), with the IDF Intelligence Branch as well as his vast practical training and expertise in national security law and foreign policy. Asaf’s work additionally reflects his time spent serving as a Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow with Privacy International, a London-based non-for-profit devoted to advancing the right to privacy in the digital age and curtailing unfettered forms of governmental and corporate surveillance. 

Prior to his postdoctoral research, Asaf completed a dual degree in Law and International Relations (LL.B./B.A, magna cum laude) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D., expected 2019) degrees at Yale Law School. He additionally attended The Hague Academy of International Law, and interned for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Asaf also worked for the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry into the Maritime Incident of May 31st 2010, and served as an articled clerk for the International Law Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of the Legal Advisor. Asaf has previously taught seminars in public and private international law, torts and insurance law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and criminal procedure and counterterrorism. He has published with theHarvard International Law Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, and the Chicago Journal of International Law, and written for Just Security and Lawfare.



The Insurability of Cyber Risk

The public policy case for limited legal interventions in the indemnification of categories of cyber harm

Sep 21, 2019
Bloomberg Law

Ransomware, Data Breaches Expose Gaps in Cyber Insurance Market

Can insurance companies refuse to cover the costs of a cyberattack linked to nation-state actors?

Jul 24, 2019