Jim Harper

Jim Harper

Senior Fellow
Cato Institute

Jim Harper is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, working to adapt law and policy to the information age in areas such as privacy, cybersecurity, telecommunications, intellectual property, counterterrorism, government transparency, and digital currency. A former counsel to committees in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate, he went on to represent companies such as PayPal, ICO-Teledesic, DigitalGlobe, and Verisign, and in 2014 he served as Global Policy Counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation.

Blog Posts

‘I am a Liberal’: How one man brought down Britain’s national ID system

In 1950, a British dry cleaner refused to show his papers and brought down the whole system of national identity registration.

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