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Leslie Harris

A recognized global leader in Internet policy, Leslie Harris is the President and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), the leading Internet freedom organization working at the vanguard of technology and policy innovation. Ms. Harris is a widely-recognized expert for her work on policy issues related to civil liberties, new technologies and the Internet including free expression, government and consumer privacy, cybersecurity, Internet governance and global Internet freedom. Ms. Harris was twice named one of Washington’s “Tech Titans” by Washingtonian Magazine. She has also been selected as Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” and as the Huffington Post’s “10 Female Tech CEOs to Watch." Prior to CDT, Ms. Harris served in senior policy leadership positions in two prominent civil liberties organizations, including as Chief Legislative Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. She has served in leadership positions in the American Bar Association, including as Chair of the Individual Rights Section. Ms. Harris received her law degree cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center and her BA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She was recently named a senior fellow at the University of Colorado’s Silicon Flatiron Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship.