Alan Davidson is currently Director of U.S. Public Policy and Government Affairs for Google having opened Google's Washington D.C. office in 2005. He has written and spoken widely on Internet policy issues including privacy, free speech, encryption, network neutrality, and copyright and intellectual property rights.
Davidson started his professional life as a computer scientist working as a Senior Consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton where he helped design information systems for NASA's Space Station Freedom.
Prior to joining Google, Davidson was Associate Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a public interest group promoting Internet civil liberties. Starting in 2000, he served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's program in Communications, Culture, and Technology. In 2004, he was a Visiting Scholar in MIT's Program on Science, Technology, and Society.
Davidson has an S.B. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and a J.D. from Yale Law School where he was Symposium Editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Liberty by Design
as author at MIT World Series: Brunel Lecture Series on Complex Systems,
Internet Regulation and Design: A View from the Front Lines
as author at MIT World Series: TPP 30th Anniversary Celebration,