David Hoffman

David Hoffman

Affiliated Faculty

David Hoffman


JD, Duke University

AB, Hamilton College

David Hoffman is the Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy. His research interests include Cybersecurity, Cyberwar, Privacy, Gender Violence, Social Equity, Critical Infrastructure Policy, Health Data Policy, Information Intermediary Liability, Technology Law and Policy. Dr. Hoffman received an AB from Hamilton College as well as a JD from Duke Law School.

He was formerly the Associate General Counsel, Director of Security Policy, and Global Privacy Officer for Intel Corporation. Additionally, he previously served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee as well as on the Board of Directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance. He has also served on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Online Access and Security Committee, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Cyber Security Commission, the Steering Committee for BBBOnline, the TRUSTe Board of Directors, and the Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Hoffman currently chairs the Civil Liberties and Privacy Panel for the Director's Advisory Board for the US National Security Agency. He also chairs the board of the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law and serves on the Advisory Boards for the Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute. Dr. Hoffman also founded and chairs the board for the Triangle Privacy Research Hub.


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