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Fri, Sep 11, 2020

India’s growing hostility towards Chinese technology shifts landscape of US-China data and cloud competition

US and Chinese tech companies, including in the cloud computing space, are competing for users within India. As the Indian government’s relations with Beijing change, so too does the landscape of this technological battleground.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman and Lily Liu

China Cybersecurity

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Sherman in The Diplomat: Kashmir internet shutdown continues, despite Supreme Court ruling

India has the potential to be a global leader in promoting democratic technology norms, but instead it leads the way with internet shutdowns.

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India Technology & Innovation

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Russia uses US data policy shortfalls to justify campaign against internet freedom

A transcript of the meeting between Putin and his internet regulator shows, unsurprisingly, that the Kremlin continues using its rubber-stamped laws to justify internet censorship and control. But it also demonstrated the Kremlin’s growing desire to undermine the Western-led open democratic internet model.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

Cybersecurity Internet

Justin Sherman is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. He is also an op-ed contributor at WIRED and researches at the Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law and at Lawfare’s Trustworthy Hardware and Software Working Group. His work at the Atlantic Council focuses on the geopolitics, governance, and security of the global internet.

Previously, he was a cybersecurity policy fellow at New America, the youngest in the think tank’s history, where he wrote reports and commentaries on global internet governance, 5G security, and US-China artificial intelligence relations and worked on New America’s Data & Great Power Competition project. He has also worked on cyber and national security issues at the National Security Agency’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences; researched technology transfer and global data policy issues at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy; researched technical cybersecurity and data privacy issues at Duke’s Computer Science Department; and spent two years as a fellow at Duke Law School’s Center on Law & Technology. He co-founded Duke University’s nonpartisan initiative Ethical Tech, where he led research, events, and policy education programs on cybersecurity, privacy, and artificial intelligence.

He has written numerous articles, including in The Washington PostThe AtlanticForeign PolicySlateThe DiplomatWar on the RocksWorld Politics Review, and Journal of Cyber Policy, among other popular, policy, and scholarly outlets. He has authored multiple book chapters, spoken before a range of audiences, and provided expert commentary for television and radio including Showtime’s “VICE”, BBC World Service, National Public Radio, and Public Radio International.

He is currently earning his MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He earned his BS in Computer Science and his BA in Political Science from Duke University, where he co-wrote two technology policy classes and co-founded the student cyber program.