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August 10, 2009

Antón Named Center for Democracy & Technology Fellow

Dr. Annie Antón, professor of computer science at NC State University, has been named one of ten distinguished academics to the non-resident Fellows Program for the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). Antón is the only non-lawyer technology expert named to the program.

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is a non-profit public interest organization working to keep the Internet open, innovative, and free, and is dedicated to promoting the democratic potential of today's open, decentralized global Internet. With expertise in law, technology and policy, the CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression, privacy and open access in global communications technologies.

The Fellows Program is designed to bring fresh insight and the latest in academic research to the organization’s work. The program provides an opportunity for leading scholars to collaborate with CDT staff in addressing the complex legal and policy issues facing the Internet.  CDT will regularly seek the views of its Fellows on key issues such as privacy, free expression, intellectual property and cybersecurity. Jerry Berman, Chair and founder of CDT, will help coordinate their work.

The CDT is home to experts on virtually every aspect of public policy related to information technology and the Internet. CDT experts are routinely called to testify before Congress; offer quotes to major news outlets; and provide expert commentary for television and radio broadcasts around the world.

"The establishment of the Fellows Program will expand CDT's intellectual firepower and deepen our thought leadership," said CDT President and CEO Leslie Harris. "We are grateful that such innovative thinkers have accepted our invitation to serve as non-resident Fellows."

For more information on Dr. Antón, click here.

For more information on the Fellows Program, click here.

For more information on the Center for Democracy & Technology, click here.


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