Eric Null

Policy Counsel, Open Technology Institute

Eric Null is policy counsel at the Open Technology Institute, focusing on internet openness and affordability issues, including network neutrality, Lifeline, and privacy.

Before joining OTI, Null was senior staff attorney at the Institute for Public Representation (IPR), a public interest law firm and legal clinic housed in Georgetown Law. At IPR, he represented public interest organizations in front of the FCC, FTC, and courts of appeals. He worked on a broad range of issues including the open internet, municipal broadband, prison phone rates, and children’s advertising and privacy. He also worked closely with IPR clinic students and taught several classes about legal skills and substantive areas of law. Prior to IPR, Null was an attorney at the boutique IP law firm Ladas & Parry, and was an intern in the House of Representatives Communications & Technology Subcommittee and at Public Knowledge.

Null earned an LL.M. from Georgetown Law, a J.D. from Cardozo Law, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Vermont.

All Work

OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
For Now, Municipalities Remain Subject to Anti-consumer Municipal Broadband Barriers Imposed by their States

Recently, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the FCC's order preempting municipal broadband regulations in Tenn. and N. Carolina.


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We Can't Afford to Stall on Lifeline Modernization

OTI filed comments this week to defend the modernization of the Lifeline program, an important effort to bridge the digital divide.


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Comcast Wants You to Empty Your Wallets to Protect Your Privacy

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Privacy Groups Not Saying 'Yahoo!' Over Verizon Deal

Michael Calabrese and Eric Null were quoted in Broadcasting and Cable about Verizon's proposed purchase of Yahoo.


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HUD Proposal Will Help Narrow the Digital Divide by Bringing Broadband Access to HUD-Funded Housing

HUD has proposed a rule designed to narrow the digital divide by bringing broadband access to low-income and elderly communities.


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OTI Defends FCC Proposal to Protect ISP Customers' Data Privacy

Over the past several months, OTI has been part of a campaign that is fighting for the privacy rights of consumers.


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ISPs Know All

Eric Null wrote for Slate's Future Tense on why you deserve more privacy from your broadband provider.


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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.