Internet Expertise That Policymakers Can Use
We help leaders build public policy that unlocks the Internet's potential while managing its risks. Our toolbox spans policy and law, software engineering, and advanced computer science techniques.
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Freeing Public Records
Who We Are
Expert Teams, Built to Order
Our network includes top ICT innovators and builders from around the world. We bring together inventors, university professors, NGO leaders and civic technologists—people with a track record of pioneering new approaches in the field—to create nimble, tailored teams specific to each client engagement. We draw on people whose experience goes beyond consulting: people who personally design, execute and sustain high impact projects that leverage ICTs for social change.
Principals with a Track Record
David Robinson served as the founding Associate Director of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy, a joint venture combining computer science and public policy. In that role, he launched the Center’s operations and developed its interdisciplinary research programs. His published scholarship and popular writing analyze policy issues that raise both legal and technological questions, such as Internet-enabled government transparency and online copyright enforcement. He has written and reported for TIME and for the Wall Street Journal, with datelines on three continents. He holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy from Princeton and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a JD from Yale Law School, where he focused on Internet-related law and policy. He now serves as a Visiting Fellow at the law school’s Information Society Project. CV | @dgrobinson
Harlan Yu holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University, where his research centered on designing software to make the U.S. Congress and the federal courts more transparent and understandable to citizens. He has extensive hands-on experience at the intersection of technology and policy, with a focus on information security, privacy and open government. He has worked at Google in both engineering and public policy roles, at the Electronic Frontier Foundation as a technologist, and at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he helped develop and implement the Department’s open government plan. He has also evaluated the security of electronic voting machines for the Secretary of State of California, which led to concrete policy changes that improved the integrity of elections throughout the state. In addition to his Ph.D., he holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley. CV | @harlanyu