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Alan Davidson

ORG Google Title BIO Alan Davidson is Senior Policy Counsel and the head of U.S. public policy for Google. Alan opened Google's Washington, DC public policy and government relations office in 2005, and has been deeply involved in the company's efforts on network neutrality, privacy, content regulation, and intellectual property policy. Prior to joining Google, Alan was Associate Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a public interest group promoting civil liberties and human rights online. He has testified before Congress, written, and spoken widely on privacy, free speech, encryption, and copyright online. Alan is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's program in Communications, Culture, and Technology, teaching a graduate seminar on Internet architecture and public policy. In 2004 he was a Visiting Scholar in MIT's Program on Science, Technology, and Society. Alan is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was Symposium Editor of the Yale Law Journal. However, like many Googlers, Alan started professional life as a computer scientist. He worked as a Senior Consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, where he helped design information systems for NASA's Space Station Freedom Project. Alan has an S.B. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT. Alan Davidson is Washington Policy Counsel and the head of Google's new Washington DC government affairs office. Prior to joining Google, Alan was Associate Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a public interest group promoting civil liberties and human rights online. Alan led CDT's free expression, Internet governance, and digital copyright projects, and testified before Congress on these issues. He has written and spoken widely on privacy, free speech, encryption, and copyright online. Alan is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's program in Communications, Culture, and Technology, teaching a graduate seminar on internet architecture and public policy. In 2004 he was a Visiting Scholar in MIT's Program on Science, Technology, and Society. Alan is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was Symposium Editor of the Yale Law Journal. However, like many Googlers, Alan started professional life as a computer scientist. He received an S.B. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT. Some of early jobs include working as a Senior Consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, where he designed information systems for NASA's Space Station Freedom Project. He has also worked on technology and policy issues at the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment and for the White House