Emily Hong

Policy Program Associate, Open Technology Institute

Emily Hong was a policy program associate at New America's Open Technology Institute. She researches and writes in a number of technology and Internet policy areas. Before joining New America, Emily was a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea, where she conducted fieldwork on the social and economic impacts of the sharing economy in Seoul, and covered Korean efforts to seed a startup ecosystem.

Emily graduated from Yale University with a BA in Environmental Studies, and wrote her undergraduate thesis on how race and the built environment contribute to the digital divide. Emily previously worked with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation in San Francisco.

All Work

The Progressive Mayor of Seoul on Tweeting, Technology, and the Upcoming Korean Presidential Election

Emily Hong spoke to Park Won Soon on his tenure, technology, and how the two in tandem might better South Korea's capital city.

Getting Up to Speed

Today, an internet service plan is among the most important purchases that an American household can make.

Getting Up to Speed

To help you understand what exactly goes into good broadband measurement, OTI has released Getting Up to Speed.

Thanks to a Federal Appeals Court, the Open Internet Is Safe

Emily Hong and Sarah Morris explain the real story in the historic net neutrality decision.

FCC Gets it Right by Putting Consumers First in New Broadband Privacy Proposal

Consumers should be protected against exploitative uses of their data by broadband providers.

Casting an Internet Lifeline to Low-income Americans

Stingray Surveillance

Emily Hong explains why there’s much more than one phone at stake in the federal government’s attitude toward surveillance of citizens.

OTI and Public Knowledge File Comments in Copyright Office's Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study

A Zero Sum Game? What You Should Know about Zero-rating

Emily Hong explains what Zero-rating is, why it’s controversial, and everything else you really ought to know about it.

Privacy vs. Connectivity: A False Choice

If you had a choice between someone constantly watching your Internet activity–what sites you visit, who you email, and on what devices–or n

I Mashed up Bey and Bieber and Learned This About Fair Use

What do “Grown Woman,” “Sorry,” and copyright law have in common? They’re all used in Emily Hong’s master class on fair use.

Unlicensed to Drive

What happens to Internet life as we know it when unlicensed radio frequency spectrum becomes exhausted? Emily Hong discusses.