Mailyn Fidler

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Mailyn Fidler is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. Fidler's work focuses on the exercise of power in the Internet society. Her current research investigates the use and oversight of government use of hacking tools, the evolving legal system governing cross-border data access by law enforcement agencies, and the politics of emerging cybersecurity laws in developing countries. She has published widely-read posts in leading policy blogs on the NSA's oversight of zero-day vulnerabilities, as well as one of the earliest legal articles on the subject. She is currently authoring a forthcoming book manuscript on on African cyber politics. Her work this year will focus on state and local hacking capabilities and the challenges facing developing countries regarding cross-border data access legal regimes. She has spoken widely at D.C. think tanks, leading law schools, and key conferences in the field, including CSIS, the Harvard Kennedy School, and RightsCon. Fidler most recently was a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. She holds an MPhil in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from Stanford University.