Brian Edward Ray
 Title: Associate Dean & Professor
Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHosteler Professor of Law
 Dept: College of Law, Dean's Office
 Office: LB 113
 Phone: 216-687-2528
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. LB 113, Cleveland, OH 44115

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constitutional law, comparative law, civil procedure eDiscovery cybersecurity
B.A., Program of Liberal Studies and Japanese Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1993
M.A., East Asian Languages and Culture, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
J.D., The Ohio State University, 2001
Brief Bio:
Brian has extensive experience in information governance, cybersecurity and data privacy. He co-founded and directs the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection and edits the Center-sponsored SSRN Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and eDiscovery eJournal. Brian also co-founded the Cleveland eDiscovery, Data Security and Privacy Roundtable, an informal group of lawyers, judges and academics that meets monthly to discuss issues surrounding electronic discovery, cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

Brian's research focuses on security and privacy regulation, national and international jurisdiction over data, and data governance, collection and use policies at the municipal, county and state levels.  He is part of a small team of researchers that in 2018 established the Internet of Things Collaborative (IoTC) with a $1.75 million Digital Excellence Grant by the Cleveland Foundation. He serves as the IoTC Cybersecurity Industry Liaison working with faculty on both campuses and industry to develop applied research and education programs related to IoT security.

In 2016 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine appointed Brian to the CyberOhio Advisory Board. He co-chairs the Northeast Ohio CyberConsortium's Workforce Development Committee and is a member of the Sedona Conference's Data Security and Privacy Liability Working Group.  He was selected to participate in the Yale University Cyber Leaders Forum in 2017, and SC Magazine named him one of three Outstanding Cybersecurity Educator in the 2017 Reboot Leadership Awards.

Brian also is an expert in comparative and international law. His book, Engaging with Social Rights: Participation, Procedure and Democracy in South Africa's Second-Wave provides a comprehensive analysis of the South African Constitutional Court's social rights decisions. He was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa and has published extensively on comparative constitutional law and social rights.