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David Alfred Hoffman

Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708
110 Sanford Building, Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708

Overview


Twitter - @hofftechpolicy

David Hoffman is the Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He also formerly was the Associate General Counsel, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer for Intel Corporation.

Hoffman currently chairs the Civil Liberties and Privacy Panel for the Director's Advisory Board for the US National Security Agency. He also chairs the board of the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, and serves on the Advisory Boards for the Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute. Hoffman also founded and chairs the board for the Triangle Privacy Research Hub, which highlights and fosters cybersecurity and privacy academic research done in the North Carolina Research Triangle.

Hoffman previously served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance. He has also served on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Online Access and Security Committee, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Cyber Security Commission, the Steering Committee for BBBOnline, the TRUSTe Board of Directors and the Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is the author of many papers and articles on cybersecurity and privacy and has testified to Congress on these topics. Hoffman's research and teaching has been aided by funding from Intel Corporation, The Crypsis Group, The Media Trust, and Mine. 

Hoffman has a JD from Duke Law School, where he was a member of the Duke Law Journal. He received an AB from Hamilton College.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Public Policy · 2020 - Present Sanford School of Public Policy
Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy · 2020 - Present Sanford School of Public Policy
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2019 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives
Affiliate Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy · 2021 - Present Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications


Duke University · 1993 J.D.
Hamilton College · 1991 A.B.