Legal Accountability in Software Engineering

Dr. Travis Breaux is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the Director of the Requirements Engineering Lab, and his research investigates new methods, tools and techniques to align law, regulation and policy with trustworthy and accountable software systems. This includes compliance with US and EU data privacy law, including HIPAA, CCPA, and GDPR, among others. Dr. Breaux's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, and National Security Agency, and his research appears in ACM and IEEE journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Breaux teaches courses in requirements engineering, privacy engineering, and design. Dr. Breaux serves as Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), he served as Chair of the USACM Privacy and Security Committee and on the USACM Executive Council, and he is the Executive Editor of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) textbook.

Mr. Tom Norton is the Executive Director of Fordham Law School’s Center on Law and Information Policy CLIP). His research focuses on privacy and data protection law and policy as well legal accountability in software systems. His work appears in both law and technology publications, and he has received support from the National Science Foundation. Mr. Norton teaches courses on information privacy law. Mr. Norton earned his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, and he is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.