David Thaw

Alumni (PhD 2011)


cybersecurity, privacy, cybercrime, cyber warfare


David Thaw is an Assistant Professor of Law and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an Affiliated Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His research and scholarship examine the regulation and impact of Internet and computing technologies, with specific focus on cybersecurity, privacy, cybercrime, and cyberwarfare.

Prior to joining the Pitt faculty, David taught at the University of Connecticut and the University of Maryland. He also practiced cybersecurity and privacy regulatory law at Hogan Lovels (formerly Hogan & Hartson) and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Law School.

David holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley's School of Information, a J.D. from Berkeley Law, and M.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland.


J.D., Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall), May 2008 – University of California, Berkeley M.A., Political Science, May 2004 – University of California, Berkeley B.A., cum laude, Government and Politics with High Honors, May 2003 – University of Maryland, College Park B.S., Computer Science with Honors, May 2003 – University of Maryland, College Park

Last updated:

May 6, 2021