Daniel J. Weitzner

Daniel J. Weitzner is founding director of the Internet Policy Research Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and principal research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Previously, he was U.S. 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 Internet Policymaking Principles of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Weitzner is a founder of the Center for Democracy and Technology, led the World Wide Web Consortium’s public policy activities, and was deputy policy director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is recipient of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Leadership Award (2013) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award (2016).