Chris Deluzio is the policy director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security (Pitt Cyber), where he focuses on the intersection of technology and civil rights (especially voting rights, elections, and government algorithms). His writing and commentary have been covered in media outlets across the country, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PublicSource, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC News, NBC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Mother Jones, POLITICO, and SCOTUSblog. He previously served as Pitt Cyber’s law and policy scholar, supporting The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security.
Deluzio received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Georgetown Law in 2013. There, he was elected to the Order of the Coif, served as an executive articles editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and was selected as the Top Oralist in the Robert J. Beaudry Moot Court Competition and the Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition. Deluzio received a Bachelor of Science degree with merit from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Following graduation from Annapolis, he served as an active-duty naval officer. His military service included multiple deployments, including a tour of duty with Army Civil Affairs in Iraq.
Chris’s volunteer efforts have included work with the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, pro bono legal assistance with the Veterans Consortium and for indigent tenants in Allegheny County, and service as a Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer (mentoring and interviewing applicants to the Academy). A native of Pittsburgh, Chris is a graduate of Bishop Canevin High School.