Alan is a policy analyst specialized in privacy and data protection issues. He represented EFF during the Do Not Track Process at the W3C, handles policy work connected with the tracker blocking extension Privacy Badger, and coordinates with digital rights groups in the EU on data protection questions. Alan has law degrees from Trinity College Dublin (LLB) and New York University (LLM) where he was later a fellow at the Information Law Institute and the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. Long interested in the politics of law and technology, his early focus was on copyright law and peer-to-peer forms of information production. He has also worked in documentary film and is a keen linguist and bibliophile.
EFF Special Advisor