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Daniel Weitzner

Principal Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About Me

Daniel J. Weitzner is Founding Director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative, Principal Research Scientist at CSAIL. He was United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House where he led initiatives on privacy, cybersecurity, copyright, and digital trade policies, and was responsible for the Obama Administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the OECD Internet Policymaking Principles.

Weitzner is a founder of the Center for Democracy and Technology, led the World Wide Web Consortium’s public policy activities, was Deputy Policy Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and currently is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He is a recipient of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Leadership Award (2013), the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award (2016), was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (2019) and is a member of Council on Foreign Relations.

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