Visiting Scholar, Technology and Policy Program
Alan Davidson is a Visiting Scholar at MIT's Technology and Policy Program and Engineering Systems Division (ESD).
Before joining MIT Alan was the head of U.S. public policy for Google. Alan opened Google's Washington DC office in 2005. He has written and spoken widely on Internet policy issues including privacy, free speech, encryption, network neutrality, and copyright online.
Prior to joining Google, Alan was Associate Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a public interest group promoting Internet civil liberties. Starting in 2000 he has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's program in Communications, Culture, and Technology.
Like many Googlers, Alan started professional life as a computer scientist. He worked as a Senior Consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, where he helped design information systems for NASA's Space Station Freedom. Alan has an S.B. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
- State of the Net 2010 Conference January 27, 2010
- State of the Net Conference 2009 January 14, 2009
- State of the Net Conference 2005 February 9, 2005
- Digital Rights Management Tools: Whose Rights Are Being Managed? April 3, 2003
Biography last updated December 12, 2008