Ido Kilovaty

Affiliated Fellow

Ido Kilovaty is Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His current research is at the intersection of technology, law, and society, with a focus on cybersecurity. His specific areas of research include contract law, cybersecurity law, privacy law, national security law, and international law. His article on election interference through cyberspace – “Doxfare – Politically Motivated Leaks and the Future of the Norm on Non-Intervention in the Era of Weaponized Information” is forthcoming at the Harvard National Security Journal (Spring 2018). Kilovaty’s recent scholarship includes - "NATO, ICRC, and the U.S. –Direct Participation in Hacktivities under International Humanitarian Law” (Duke Law & Technology Review); "World Wide Web of Exploitations—Peacetime Cyber Espionage under International Law" (Columbia Science & Technology Law Review); "Virtual Violence: Disruptive Cyber Operations as 'Attacks' under International Humanitarian Law" (Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review). Ido’s work also appeared on Lawfare, Just Security, WIRED, and TechCrunch. At Yale Law School, Kilovaty is running and developing a cross-disciplinary project on cyber conflict, which brings together lawyers, policymakers, and technology experts to engage in a constructive discourse on the current state of affairs on cybersecurity law. The project is a collaboration between Yale Law School and Yale University’s Department of Computer Science. The aim of the project is to bridge the gaps between the legal and technical aspects of cybersecurity. Kilovaty works on this project with Professors Oona Hathaway (YLS), Scott Shapiro (YLS), and Joan Feigenbaum (Yale CS). Ido earned his LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and an S.J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.