Clare Sullivan

Cyber SMART Executive Director and Lead Researcher - Law


Professor Sullivan manages Cyber SMART and leads the Center cyber law team that focuses on U.S. and international law, regulation, policy, and reform.  As a pioneer in the field of digital identity and a leading international researcher in this field, Professor Sullivan also leads research covering digital identity and its international regulation, and has recently advised on national and international reform.

A lawyer with many years in international legal practice, Professor Sullivan has advanced degrees in management and law including one of the few PhDs in cyber law and has been awarded both a Fulbright Scholarship and an Endeavor Fellowship. Professor Sullivan is the author of “Digital Identity” the first text to define and examine digital identity from a legal perspective and its implications for government, businesses, and individuals. She has authored internationally published research on digital identity, blockchain, privacy, and cyber security for industry; the U.S, U.K., and Australian governments; the Commonwealth Secretariat; and the World Bank.