Publications

Below are recent examples of our completed multidisciplinary cyber research that resulted in significant publications.


• 2019-2020: Yuta Takanashi, Investigator under supervision of Professor Shinichiro Matsuo for the Blockchain Eco System – Implications for Regulators project. Project funded by the Japan Financial Services Authority.

• Publication: Takanashi Y, Matsuo S, Jacobs J Burger E, Sullivan C, Angel J, and Saito T, Hashirisaka T, Sato H, “Consideration On Better Tokenization Practices and Regulations Concerning Investor Protection,” (2020) Internet Law Journal (In Press)

• Publication: Takanashi Y, Matsuo S, Burger E, Sullivan C, Miller J, and Sato H, “Call for Communication Among Regulators, Engineers, Businesses, and Academia to Establish the Multi-Stakeholder Governance Mechanism for the Emerging Blockchain Based Financial Ecosystem,” (2020) Vol 3.1 Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy, 1-20. https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org/pub/multistakeholder-comm-governance/

• 2018: Dr Clare Sullivan, Principal Investigator for ‘The Impact of International Privacy and Data Protection Regulation on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in the context of the IoT era’ project to assess the international privacy and data protection ramifications principally under the E.U. model, and prepare recommendations for policy and legislative change. Project funded by Ontario Systems Inc.

• Publication: Sullivan C, “GDPR Regulation of AI and Deep Learning in the Context of the IoT Era – A Risky Strategy”, (2018) VoI 22 Issue 6 Internet Law Journal 7.

• 2017-2018: Dr Clare Sullivan, Principal Investigator for ‘Data Protection and the Right to Privacy in the IoT Era’ project to assess the international privacy and data protection ramifications under the E.U. and APEC models, of the Internet of Things and prepare recommendations for policy and legislative change. Project funded by Cisco Systems University Research Program grant.

• Publication: Sullivan C, “EU GDPR or APEC CBPR – A comparative analysis of the approach of the EU and APEC to cross border data transfers and protection of personal data in the IoT era’ [2019] 35 Computer Law and Security Review 380-397.

• 2016-2018: Dr Clare Sullivan and Dr Eric Burger, Principal Co-Investigators for ‘E-Residency’ project to assess the threat posed to U.S. national and international security by the application of blockchain technology to identity authentication and verification and e-transactions in the context of the Estonian e- Residency initiative. Project funded by U.S. Department of Defense Minerva grant.

• Publication: Sullivan C and Burger E, “Blockchain, Digital Identity, E-Government”, in “Business Transformation through Blockchain” Vol II, Chapter 9, 233, Trieblmaier, H and Beck, R eds, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-3-319-99057-6, and e-book ISBN 978-3-319-99058-3 (2018).

• Publication: Sullivan C, “E-residency: The Next Evolution of Digital Identity” [2018] Vol 47 Journal of Financial Transformation, 30 April 2018.

• 2016-17: Dr Clare Sullivan, Principal Investigator for USAID Responsible Data Guidelines project examining the legal and ethical issues relating to collection, sharing, analysis, retention and where appropriate destruction, of data obtained in development programs around the world. Project examined the relevant data protection, privacy and security laws in developed and developing nations in Europe, Africa and Asia. Project funded by Sonjara Inc.

• Publication: Responsible Data Guidelines, USAID (2019).

• 2016: Dr Clare Sullivan, Principal Investigator for project to assess the digital identity, privacy, and data security issues in 54 Commonwealth nations implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 ‘A Legal Identity for All by 2030.’ Project funded by Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

• Publication: Sullivan C, “Digital identity – From Emergent Legal Concept to New Reality”, [2018] Vol 34 Computer Law and Security Review 723–73.

• Publication: Sullivan C, ‘A Legal Identity for All – Contemporary Legal Issues for the Commonwealth’, Commonwealth Secretariat (2016).

• 2015-2016: Dr Clare Sullivan and Dr Eric Burger, Principal Co-Investigators for pilot project to assess the threat posed by e- Residency to US national and international security. Project funded by U.S. Department of Defense Minerva grant.

• Publication: Sullivan C and Burger E, “E-Residency and Blockchain” [2017] Vol 33 Computer Law and Security Review 470–481. (Listed in Most Downloaded articles since 2017)

• 2015-2018: Dr Clare Sullivan, Principal Investigator for project analyzing the international privacy and data security issues for the business to business sharing of cyber threat intelligence. Project examined the relevant data protection, privacy and security laws in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israël, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico ,Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States. Project funded by Verizon, AT&T and Symantec.

• Publication: Sullivan C and Burger E, “In the Public Interest – The privacy implications of international business-to-business sharing of cyber-threat intelligence” [2017] Vol 33 (1) Computer Law and Security Review 14-29.