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Lauren Gelman

Lauren Gelman is the Executive Director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CIS) and Lecturer in Law at the Law School. Her research focuses broadly on all areas of Internet law, including privacy and surveillance, virtual worlds, and the power of new technologies to enhance democracy and free speech.

Prior to joining CIS in 2002 as Associate Director, Lauren was Corporate Counsel for RealNames Corporation. She also spent six years in Washington, DC as the Public Policy Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and as the Associate Director of Public Policy for ACM, the largest association of computer scientists in the world.

Lauren received a B.S. in Biology and Society from Cornell University, an M.S. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University, and her law degree from Georgetown University. She served on the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Secure Flight Working Group at the Department of Homeland Security. Lauren is the Dean of State of Play Academy (SOPA), a law and technology community located in the virtual world She currently sits on the Board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility and is a member of the California Bar.


Biography last updated July 28, 2008