Daniel Weitzner

Director
MIT CSAIL Decentralized information Group

Daniel Weitzner is the director of the MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group and teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Computer Science Department. From 2001–2012, Weitzner was the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House. He led initiatives on privacy, cybersecurity, Internet copyright and trade policies promoting the free flow of information. He was responsible for the Obama administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the OECD Internet Policymaking Principles.

Weitzner is founder of the Center for Democracy and Technology, led the World Wide Web Consortium’s public policy activities and was deputy policy director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 2012 he was named to the Newsweek/Daily Beast Digital Power Index as a top “navigator” of global Internet public policy, and in 2013 he received the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Leadership Award.