David Thaw

Joint Appointee
School of Law


JD, Berkeley Law
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California
BA, University of Maryland
BS, University of Maryland


David Thaw is an Assistant Professor of Law and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an Affiliated Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His research and scholarship examine the regulation and impact of Internet and computing technologies, with specific focus on cybersecurity, privacy, cybercrime, and cyberwarfare.

Prior to joining the Pitt faculty, David taught at the University of Connecticut and the University of Maryland. He also practiced cybersecurity and privacy regulatory law at Hogan Lovels (formerly Hogan & Hartson) and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Law School.

David holds a PhD from UC Berkeley's School of Information, a JD from Berkeley Law, an MA in Political Science from UC Berkeley, a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland. 

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260