Wendy Seltzer

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Wendy Seltzer
photographed at the iCommons meeting in Dubrovnik 2007
Website wendy.seltzer.org

Wendy Seltzer is an American attorney and a staff member at the World Wide Web Consortium.[1] She was previously with Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Seltzer is also a Fellow with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where she founded and leads the Chilling Effects clearinghouse, which is aimed at helping Internet users to understand their rights in response to cease-and-desist threats related to intellectual property and other legal demands.[2]

Seltzer sits on the board of directors of the Tor Project,[3] and of the World Wide Web Foundation.[4] A former At-large Liaison to the ICANN board of directors,[5] she has advocated for increased transparency of the organization of, and for increased protection of, the privacy of Internet users.

Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at the Northeastern University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School, and a fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.[6] Before that, she was a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and free speech issues.

Seltzer has an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is also a Perl programmer.[7]


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  7. Wendy.seltzer.org

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