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CBDF Senior Fellow Jennifer Daskal Named Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Professor Jennifer Daskal – senior research fellow at the Cross-Border Data Forum – has been named Deputy General Counsel (Cyber and Technology) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Her work there will notably include acting as counsel for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), as part of her cyber/tech portfolio.

Professor Daskal is a prolific scholar, with recent publications including “The Un-Territoriality of Data,” in the Yale Law Journal, and “Borders and Bits,” in the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Daskal has contributed her expertise in many ways to CBDF, including in these CBDF blog publications:

Prior to her recent entry into government service, Professor Daskal acted as faculty director of the American University Washington College of Law Tech, Law and Security Program (TLS). From 2009-2011, Daskal was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice. Prior to joining DOJ, Daskal was senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, worked as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and clerked for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff. She also spent two years as a national security law fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center. From 2016-2017, she was an Open Society Institute Fellow working on issues related to privacy and law enforcement access to data across borders.

The CBDF is grateful for all of the contributions Daskal has made to the CBDF since its founding after the 2018 passage of the CLOUD Act, and wishes her all the best in her new role.

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