These expert panelists chose the top 10 winners in Navigators

Jim Dempsey

  • As vice president for public policy at the Center for Democracy and Technology, Dempsey is a thought leader on Internet privacy, national security, and government surveillance. He oversees the Digital Due Process coalition, a group working to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

Marvin Ammori

  • Head of the Ammori Group, a public-policy advisory law firm, Ammori is also a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation and a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

Gigi Sohn

  • Sohn is the president and cofounder of Public Knowledge, a public-interest group focused on open Internet activism and copyright issues. She is also a senior adjunct fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado.

Darrell M. West

  • An author and political scientist, West is vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution, where he founded the Center for Technology Innovation.

Colin Crowell

  • Crowell is the head of global public policy at Twitter and founder of strategic-consulting firm Crowell Strategies. He was previously senior counselor to Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski.

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