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Will U.S.-China Relations be Affected by Cyber Espionage Charges? GW Experts Available to Comment

Released: 20-May-2014 9:40 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: George Washington University
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The U.S. has filed criminal charges against members of the Chinese military for cyber espionage against American companies. In a major announcement, Attorney General Eric Holder said their actions could have cost anywhere from $24 to $120 billion in losses per year.

The George Washington University has experts available to speak to media about Chinese law, cyber crime law, U.S.-China relations and the difficultly of quantifying economic loss of cyber theft.

Frank Cilluffo, associate vice president and director of the GW Homeland Security Policy Institute, can discuss the significance of the action and what it means moving forward.

Allan Friedman, research scientist at the GW Cyber Security Policy Research Institute, can discuss the challenge of talking about spying and espionage in an international context, as well as the issues in quantifying the economic harms of cyber theft and some possible solutions.

Kerric Harvey, associate professor of media and public affairs, is an expert on privacy and security issues in new technologies. As a media anthropologist, she can discuss how communication technologies interact with policies, practices and public expectations within traditional social practices. Professor Harvey is available to comment on these topics as they relate to the cyber-espionage charges.

Orin Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, is an expert on cyber crime laws. His specialties include computer crime, cyber law, wiretapping, electronic evidence, privacy and Internet law. Before joining GW he was a trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice.

GW’s Flash Studio, a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, is available for remote, live or taped television and radio interviews. The studio is operated in partnership with VideoLink.

Email gwmedia@gwu.edu or call 202-994-6460 to schedule an interview with a GW Expert.

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