Andrew Burt

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Andrew Burt is chief privacy officer and legal engineer at Immuta and a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Previously, he was special adviser for policy to the head of the FBI Cyber Division, where he served as lead author on the FBI’s afteraction report on the 2014 attack on Sony.

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Aegis Paper Series

Flat Light: Data Protection for the Disoriented, From Policy to Practice

Flat light is the state of disorientation, feared among pilots, in which all visual references are lost. The effects of flat light “completely obscure features of the terrain, creating an inability to distinguish distances and closure rates. As a result of this reflected light, [flat light] can give pilots the illusion that they are ascending or descending when they may actually be flying level.”

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