Frederick Lane, Cybertraps Consultant (SME)
Frederick Lane is a nationally recognized expert on privacy and the impact of emerging technologies on society. He is an author, attorney, educational consultant, and lecturer who has spoken to colleges, universities, and school districts around the United States, Canada, China, and England on a variety of issues, including student safety, digital misconduct by educators, cybersecurity, and digital privacy.
Lane spent ten years as a member of the Burlington School Board, including two years as Chair of the Board. In addition to his writing and speaking career, Lane has worked for more than two decades as a computer forensics expert, focusing on digital criminal investigations, online obscenity and child pornography, and educator misconduct.
He is the author of nine books, including most recently “Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dads,” “Cybertraps for Educators” and “Cybertraps for the Young.” During the course of his writing career, he has appeared as a guest on a variety of national media programs, including: Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”; ABC’s “Nightline” and “Good Morning America Weekend”; CBS’s “60 Minutes” and “Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood”; NBC’s “Today Show” and “Weekend Today”; as well as numerous local and national radio programs. An update to “Cybertraps for Educators” is scheduled for publication in July 2020. Lane is currently working on his next mainstream nonfiction book, entitled “The Rise of the Digital Mob” (Beacon Press 2021).
Lane graduated from Amherst College in 1985 with a degree in Classics and American Studies, and from Boston College Law School in 1988. He lived for 23 years in Burlington, VT, and is currently based in New York, NY.