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Vivek Mohan

Vivek Mohan

Former Associate, Cyber Security Project, 2013–2016; Former Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project, 2011–2013

 

Experience

Former Associate, Cyber Security Project, 2013–2016; Former Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project, 2011–2013

Current Affiliation: Associate, Privacy, Data Security, and Information Law group, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

By Date

 

2013

September 2013

Securing the Net: Global Governance in the Digital Domain

Report

By Puji Abbassi, Martin Kaul, Vivek Mohan, Former Associate, Cyber Security Project, 2013–2016; Former Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project, 2011–2013, Yi Shen and Zev Winkelman

What will be the shape of the internet in 20 years? The authors explore possible futures in global cyber security governance and recommend a robust set of actions that pave a path forward towards establishing an environment in which a more cooperative form of global cyber security governance could evolve.

 

 

June 20, 2013

"Pursuing A Cybersecurity Career: 3 Questions With Belfer Center Fellow Vivek Mohan"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, ProFellow

By Vicki Johnson and Vivek Mohan, Former Associate, Cyber Security Project, 2013–2016; Former Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project, 2011–2013

"I met ProFellow Vivek Mohan when he was on the hunt for his next fellowship. Having carved a niche career in cybersecurity and technology policy and research, Vivek pursued a series of fellowships that gave him a wide range of exposure to leaders in public policy, law, government and academia in Washington, DC and beyond."

 

 

May 15, 2013

"Privacy Consciousness in the Big Data Era"

Op-Ed, Hive

By Vivek Mohan, Former Associate, Cyber Security Project, 2013–2016; Former Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project, 2011–2013

"...[S]ocietal inertia cannot be held up ipso facto to argue for stronger privacy protections when we ourselves are responsible for sharing the data that is now traversing the endless servers of cyberspace. The benefits of the big data revolution are myriad, cut across sectors, and the best is surely yet to come."

 

 

April 12, 2013

"Why the Government Matters: A Primer for Data-Minded Entrepreneurs"

Op-Ed, Hive

By Vivek Mohan, Former Associate, Cyber Security Project, 2013–2016; Former Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project, 2011–2013

"...[A]mong the informed public, fear of misuse of personal information is not limited to a wary eye towards cyber criminals — increasingly, concern has been voiced at the increasing power of the government in electronic surveillance."

 

2012

October 2012

"Decrypting the Fifth Amendment: The Limits of Self-Incrimination"

Journal Article, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law Heightened Scrutiny, volume 15

By Vivek Mohan, Former Associate, Cyber Security Project, 2013–2016; Former Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project, 2011–2013 and John Villasenor

In "Decrypting the Fifth Amendment: The Limits of Self-Incrimination in the Digital Era," Vivek Mohan and John Villasenor examine the scope of information protected from compelled self-incriminating disclosure by exploring the boundaries of the contents of the mind. They propose a framework for bringing the foregone conclusion doctrine, which was articulated in 1976, into the digital era, and conclude that the question of what constitutes a "testimonial act" must be revisited to proactively ensure that emerging technologies do not eviscerate the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.

 

 

February 2012

"Cloud and Mobile Privacy: The Electronic Communications Privacy Act"

Discussion Paper

By Vivek Mohan, Former Associate, Cyber Security Project, 2013–2016; Former Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project, 2011–2013

Consumer expectations of online and mobile privacy have in recent years diverged significantly from reality. In certain circumstances, the United States government has the ability to access a consumer's cloud-based email, location data gathered from their mobile phones, and information about what calls a user places on a mobile device—without a warrant. While a broad coalition is spearheading reform efforts in Washington, providers of these services should take proactive steps to bring consumer understanding of their privacy more in line with reality.

 
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