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.

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Why the Housing Situation in San Francisco Got a (Proposition) F

Proposition F—the measure meant to crack down on Airbnb in San Francisco—did not pass. Emily Hong explains why that might just be a good thi


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Hands Up, Don't Film: Body Worn Cameras and Protests

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in front of the Capitol to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man


Making It Work: A Closer Look at the Gig Economy

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OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Bridging the Digital Divide: A Critical Moment to Modernize the Lifeline Program

Originally conceived under the Reagan administration, the Lifeline program was established to protect low-income Americans from having to ch


Google v. Hood: Coming Soon to an Appeals Court Near You

What do Google, the Sony Hack, and the Mississippi Attorney General have in common? As Emily Hong explains, they’re all part of an ongoing l


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Empowering Consumer Choice Through Standardized Disclosure

OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE and NEW AMERICA
Broadband Truth-in-Labeling

This document updates the original Broadband Truth-in- Labeling proposal first offered by OTI in 2009.