The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School is an intellectual center that explores the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society. The ISP is guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties. Our work includes copyright, media law and policy, transparency, and privacy.
Against a Trade Secrets Privilege in Criminal Cases
From probabilistic DNA analysis software to predictive policing and risk assessment algorithms, automated data-driven technologies play an increasing role in the criminal justice system. As a number of scholars have pointed out, secret “black box” methods in these technologies can clash with core values of transparency, accountability, and due process. This talk examines iterations of these tensions in Evidence Law.
Dr. Michael Sulmeyer is the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project director at the Harvard Kennedy School. He recently concluded several years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving most recently as the Director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy. He was also Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. In these jobs, he worked closely with the Joint Staff and Cyber Command on a variety of efforts to counter malicious cyber activity against U.S. and DoD interests.