Fordham Law

Center on Law & Information Policy Awarded Major Research Contract

May 01, 2007

Fordham Law's Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) has been awarded a research contract to serve as the U.S. partner in a global consortium conducting a study on electronic communications for the European Commission.

CLIP, under the leadership of Professor Joel R. Reidenberg, will provide an analysis of U.S. law for the study, "Comparison of Privacy and Trust Policies in Electronic Communications." The principal investigators are the WIK-Consult in Germany and RAND Europe in Cambridge, UK.

Other members of the global research team include the Centre de Recherche en Informatique et Droit at the Universite de Namur in Belgium and GLOCOM in Japan.

The project objectives are to understand the mechanisms and issues surrounding electronic communication and to gather information that will ultimately lead to better policy.

"The fact that CLIP was awarded this research contract is indicative of the extraordinary leadership of Professor Reidenberg and of the strong IP and IT program here at Fordham Law," said William M. Treanor, dean and professor of law.

CLIP was founded at Fordham Law in the spring of 2005 by Professor Reidenberg, the director of the Center. CLIP was created to make significant contributions to the development of law and policy for the information economy and to teach the next generation of leaders.

Four Fordham Law students will serve as research fellows on the European Commission project.

Contact: Joel Reidenberg, 212.636.6843