Released September 1, 2020

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites names new board member

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 1, 2020) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named Fred Cate to its board of directors.

Cate currently serves as vice president for research at Indiana University and is a Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at IU’s Maurer School of Law. He is also a senior fellow of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.

Cate is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute, and he is a fellow of Phi Beta Kappa. He chairs the National Academies’ study on Law Enforcement and Intelligence Access to Encrypted Content and is a member of the National Academies’ Forum on Cyber Resilience, as well as other government and not-for-profit advisory panels. He also serves as a senior policy advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP.

He has authored more than 150 articles and books, and he is one of the founding editors of the Oxford University Press journal, International Data Privacy Law.

Cate attended Oxford University and earned his law degree and an undergraduate degree with honors and distinction from Stanford University.

“We are delighted to welcome Fred Cate to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Board of Directors,” said Bill Browne, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites board chair. “Fred brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and vision to our board, and we look forward to his contributions to our organization.”

Cate began his three-year term on the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Board of Directors on July 1.

A photo of Fred Cate can be downloaded here:

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, offering visitors a chance to engage with Indiana’s past and present and see how their actions help shape the future. At each location, visitors are invited to explore big questions and create lasting experiences that will resonate long after each visit ends. Whether interested in art or architecture, history or science, there’s something for everyone and every interest. The Indianapolis museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The historic sites are located statewide, stretching from Rome City in northeastern Indiana to Evansville in the southwest.