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Matthew Feeney is the director of Cato’s Project on Emerging Technologies, where he works on issues concerning the intersection of new technologies and civil liberties. Before coming to Cato, Matthew worked at Reason magazine as assistant editor of He has also worked at The American Conservative, the Liberal Democrats, and the Institute of Economic Affairs. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, HuffPost, The Hill, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Examiner, City A.M., and others. Matthew received both his B.A and M.A in philosophy from the University of Reading.

More from Matthew Feeney


Yes, Amazon Is Tracking People

Washington Examiner. May 31, 2018.

Newark’s Novel but Frightening Crime-Fighting Scheme

Washington Examiner. May 11, 2018.

Face Scanners Don’t Belong in Airports December 21, 2017.

Cato Studies

Drones on the Border: Efficacy and Privacy Implications

Immigration Research and Policy Brief No. 5. May 1, 2018.

Surveillance Takes Wing: Privacy in the Age of Police Drones

Policy Analysis No. 807. December 13, 2016.

Watching the Watchmen: Best Practices for Police Body Cameras

Policy Analysis No. 782. October 27, 2015.

Public Filings

Cato Reviews & Journals

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks

Cato Journal. Winter 2018.

19. Technology and Law Enforcement

Cato Handbook for Policymakers. Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 8th Edition (2017).


Opportunities for Reform in 2018: The Domestic Agenda

January 23, 2018. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Criminal Justice at a Crossroads

October 18, 2017. Conference.

The Future of the First Amendment

September 28, 2017. Conference.