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Daniel Weitzner

Daniel Weitzner
Director
MIT Decentralized Information Group

Daniel Weitzner is the Director of the MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group and teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Computer Science Department.

From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Weitzner was the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House, where he led initiatives on privacy, cybersecurity, Internet copyright, and trade policies promoting the free flow of information.

Mr. Weitzner has been a leader in the development of Internet public policy from its inception, making fundamental contributions to the successful fight for strong online free expression protection in the United States Supreme Court, and for laws that control government surveillance of email and web browsing data.

Mr. Weitzner was founder and Deputy Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Deputy Policy Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 2012 he was named to the Newsweek/Daily Beast Digital Power Index as a top ‘Navigator’ of global Internet public policy.