Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is a legal academic studying technology innovation and its policy implications, particularly corporate information security regulation and consumer privacy.


She is currently a professor of law/professor of computer science (by courtesy) at Northeastern University, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a visiting research collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, where she was the Microsoft Visiting Professor during 2014-15.   

She has previously held primary appointments in University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  She has also held visiting appointments or affiliations at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Singapore Management University, Indian School of Business and University of Notre Dame.  

In 2014, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Academic in Residence at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Additionally, she has served as an member of the board of advisors to the European Union Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS) and NYU Poly's CRISSP INSPIRE program. Prior to entering academia she was a corporate attorney in private practice, focusing her work on technology transactions.

Professor Matwyshyn has testified in front of Congress on issues of technology innovation and information security regulation, and she is frequently quoted by both U.S. and international media outlets on matters of technology innovation, entrepreneurship, data security, and privacy law and policy.