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Daniel J. Weitzner

Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy Office of Science and Technology Policy
The White House

Daniel J. Weitzner is the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. His areas of responsibility include online privacy, cybersecurity, Internet copyright protection, and the global free flow of information on the Internet. Prior to joining the White House, he was Associate Administrator for Policy at the United States Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Before that, he served as a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition project technology policy team.

Prior to his service in the Obama Administration, Weitzner founded the MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group, whose mission is to research social and technical aspects of the World Wide Web, taught Internet public policy in MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, and was Policy Director of the World Wide Web Consortium. While at MIT, he launched the Web Science Research Initiative with Tim Berners-Lee, Wendy Hall, Nigel Shadbolt and James Hendler. Weitzner was co-founder and Deputy Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Deputy Policy Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Weitzner has law degree from Buffalo Law School, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Swarthmore College. His writings have appeared in Science magazine, the Yale Law Review, Communications of the ACM, Computerworld, Wired Magazine and Social Research.


Biography last updated October 5, 2011