Robert Frieden

Robert Frieden

Emeritus Professor of Telecommunications and Law, Penn State University

Rob Frieden serves as an educator, researcher, grant seeker and consultant in the law, regulation, and business of broadband networks, cybersecurity, electronic commerce, intellectual property, the Internet of Things, privacy, regulatory reform, satellites, and spectrum management.

He currently serves as a 2022 Wilson Center Fellow and holds the rank of Emeritus Professor of Telecommunications and Law at Penn State University.  Professor Frieden has published 4 books, written over 100 articles in law and telecommunications policy journals and frequently provides insights on current topics in telecommunications law and policy for media, conference attendees, and consultancy clients throughout the world.

Professor Frieden holds a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania (1977) and a J.D. from the University of Virginia (1980).



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