Dan Burk wins Fulbright cybersecurity award
Dan Burk, Chancellor’s Professor of law at UCI, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar cybersecurity grant to conduct research at the Oxford Internet Institute in the United Kingdom this fall. An internationally prominent authority on legal and social issues related to high technology, Burk will study “Statutory Protocols for Access to Secured Digital Content,” specifically, the U.K.’s administrative procedures for consumer access to encrypted information. This is Burk’s second Fulbright award. His previous grant in 2011 was to research German and European Union comparative biotechnology patent processes at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition. A founding faculty member of UCI’s School of Law, Burk is among the most cited authors in the U.S. on intellectual property. “I am enormously grateful to UCI Law and the Fulbright program for this opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s top internet research experts,” Burk said. He is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research and provide expertise abroad for the 2017-18 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.