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Mailyn Fidler works on issues at the intersection of technology and the law. Her current scholarly projects include looking at digital data and the Fourth Amendment, trade secrets and technology in criminal litigation, local governance of surveillance, and Internet legislation in developing countries.

In 2020-21, she served as the Technology & First Amendment fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law and fellow at the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center. She is currently serving as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Yale.


Sep 13, 2017

Cross-Border Data Access Reform

A Primer on the Proposed U.S.-U.K. Agreement

A brief primer on how cross-border data access requests currently work, options for reform, and major challenges to reform ahead.



Four Obstacles to Local Surveillance Ordinances

Why local ordinances against police surveillance fail in some cities but not others

Sep 4, 2020
Just Security

Conscientious Objectors and Whistleblowers

Sentencing Should Recognize First Amendment Interests

Mailyn Fidler writes about First Amendment interests in a recent case regarding whistleblowing.

Oct 18, 2018