Clare Sullivan

Dr Clare Sullivan is cyber-lawyer specializing in digital identity, international privacy and data protection, blockchain and cyber security.


She is a Visiting Professor at the Law Center and a Fellow at the Center on National Security, at Georgetown University. Professor Sullivan has advanced degrees in law including a PhD in cyber law and she has been awarded both a Fulbright Scholarship and an Endeavor Fellowship.


An attorney with many years in international legal practise, Dr Sullivan is also the Managing Director of two technology research centers, one of which is an accredited U.S. National Science Foundation Industry/University Collaborative Research Center and she is a Director and the Managing Director of the new multi-discipline cyber research center, Cyber SMART that is currently being established at Georgetown University.


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, business and individuals. She has authored internationally published articles on digital identity, blockchain, privacy, and cyber security and reports covering those areas for the U.S, U.K. and Australian governments, and for the Commonwealth Secretariat.