The Center for Cyber, Law and Policy (CCLP) was established by the University of Haifa in collaboration with the Israeli National Cyber Directorate. The Center seeks to develop the academic research necessary to inform public policy while addressing the challenges of activities in cyberspace.
Taking an interdisciplinary approach to law and policy, CCLP integrates legal research, computer science, data science, social science and innovative technologies, to develop a new "toolkit" for policymaking while addressing governance, national security, innovation, competition and civil rights in the digital ecosystem.
CCLP’s work is focused on advancing research in the following areas:
- Cyber technology: data security; privacy protection; biometrics; cryptography; big data; robotics, the Internet of Things, automated learning, and distance learning.
- Cyber and the State: securing cyber networks; powers of regulatory and implementation agencies; evaluating and responding to emergency situations; regulation in a changing technological landscape.
- Cyber at the international and global levels: developing international cybersecurity norms, standards and protocols; perspectives on international law; military conflicts; and terrorism and international law.
- Cyber and the protection of legal rights: the impact of cybersecurity on economic and political activities; public vs. private legal rights; property rights and intellectual property; freedom to choose an occupation; and freedom of expression.
- The impact of cyber on society and the economy: competition and antitrust law, technology transfer; cyber exports, consumer protection; monetizing cyber projects; virtual communities; digital media, private cyber entities performing a public service.
The impact of the CCLP’s work on legal and policy developments results from its cutting-edge research, strategic partnerships across sectors and institutions, and the unique multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach that the University of Haifa embodies.