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Jeffrey Vagle

Lecturer in Law; Executive Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

Jeffrey Vagle

Jeffrey L. Vagle is Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Vagle is also an Affiliate Scholar with the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society. His research interests include surveillence law, cryptography and cybersecurity law, electronic privacy, Internet architecture, and networked economies and societies. A particular focus of his work is the study of the societal, political, historical, and economic effects of government surveillance, especially among marginalized or disenfranchised populations.  Mr. Vagle writes and speaks regularly on privacy, data security, surveillance, and other cyberlaw-related topics, and is the author of several law review and technical articles, including, most recently, “Furtive Encryption: Power, Trust, and the Constitutional Cost of Collective Surveillance,” recently published in the Indiana Law Journal. He earned his JD from Temple University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. Mr. Vagle is also a veteran, serving in both the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry non-commissioned officer and in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer.


  • Privacy Law
  • Cyberlaw
  • Law and Technology
  • Terrorism and Democracy
  • Information Law

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