Daniel Weitzner

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Principal Research Scientist, CSAIL

Director, MIT Internet Policy Engineering Initiative;

Daniel J. Weitzner is Director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. From 2011-2012, Weitzner was United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House. There he led initiatives on privacy, cybersecurity, Internet copyright and trade policies promoting the free flow of information. He was responsible for the Obama administration's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the OECD Internet Policymaking Principles.

Weitzner’s computer science research has pioneered the development of Accountable Systems architecture to enable computational treatment of legal rules and automated compliance auditing. He teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Before joining MIT in 1998, 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, and in 2013 he received the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Leadership Award. Weitzner has law degree from Buffalo Law School, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Swarthmore College.

 

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