Alexander Macgillivray


White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Deputy Assistant to the President, Principal Deputy US Chief Technology Officer

Alexander “amac” Macgillivray is a Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer. He held a similar post in the Obama-Biden Administration. Previously, he worked on the Biden-Harris Transition Team and co-founded the Trust & Safety Professional Association, Trust and Safety Foundation, and He was a board member at Creative Commons and the Data & Society Research Institute, and an advisor to the Mozilla Tech Policy Fellows. Macgillivray served as Twitter’s general counsel, and as the company’s head of corporate development, public policy, communications, and trust and safety. He was also deputy general counsel at Google, where he created the product counsel team. He has served on the board of the Campaign for the Female Education (CAMFED) USA, was one of the early voices at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was certified as a first-grade teacher by the State of New Jersey.


Contributions by Alexander Macgillivray

  • The Challenges of Governing Artificial Intelligence: US and EU Perspectives
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023