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Ari Schwartz

Senior Internet Policy Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce

Ari Schwartz serves as the Senior Internet Policy Advisor for the NIST Information Technology Laboratory. He represents NIST on the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force, providing input on areas such as cybersecurity, privacy, and identity management. He also works with NIST Director Patrick Gallagher on IT-related issues for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy cross agency working groups. Schwartz came to NIST on August 30, 2010, after serving over 12 years as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Democracy and Technology. At CDT, Schwartz's worked to improve privacy protections in the digital age and expand access to government information via the Internet. While at CDT Schwartz regularly testified before Congress and Executive Branch Agencies on these issues. He also led the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC), anti-spyware software companies, academics, and public interest groups dedicated to defeating spyware. He won both the 2006 RSA and the 2010 Online Trust Alliance awards for Excellence in Public Policy. He was also named one of the Top 5 influential IT security thinkers of 2007 by Secure Computing Magazine.


Biography last updated January 18, 2013