Robyn Greene

Policy Counsel and Government Affairs Lead, Open Technology Institute

Robyn Greene is the policy counsel and government affairs lead for the Open Technology Institute at New America specializing in issues concerning surveillance and cybersecurity.  She helps to research and develop policies to protect individuals' privacy, secure the internet, and fuel the development of and access to emerging technologies.  

Prior to joining the Open Technology Institute, Greene worked at the American Civil Liberties Union's Washington Legislative Office, where she focused on legislation and administration policies concerning surveillance, cybersecurity, government secrecy, and federal law enforcement oversight.  Before working at the ACLU, Greene ran issue based grassroots advocacy campaigns with Grassroots Campaigns, on behalf of non-profit organizations including Amnesty International and the ACLU.  

Greene earned a B.A. in government and politics at the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. 

All Work

OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Incidental Collection Is Extremely Troubling, Regardless of Legality

Robyn Greene wrote for Just Security on the reality of incidental collection.


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Testimony Before the House Homeland Security Committee

OTI has long urged Congress to take a holistic approach to cybersecurity policy, rather than focusing solely on information sharing.


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Game On: The Fight to Stop Mass Surveillance Under Section 702 Has Begun

On December 31, 2017, the FISA Amendments Act is set to expire, unless Congress passes a bill to reauthorize it.


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Now It’s Much Easier for Government Agencies to Get NSA Surveillance Data

We may simply never know the full impact these new procedures will have on our privacy.


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Congress has one more shot to delay government hacking expansion

Beyond cybersecurity concerns, government hacking poses a unique threat to privacy.


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The Spies in Your Email

The Yahoo case raises serious questions about user security.


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“Unbounded and Unpredictable"

The summary of NAS's encryption workshop is must-read material for those involved or interested in the ongoing crypto debate.


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OTI Joins 29 Groups and Trade Associations in Calling for Open Hearings on Proposal to Expand FBI Surveillance Authority

Joining a coalition of other groups, OTI called upon two Senate committees to hold open hearings over a controversial amendment.


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FBI Has the Authority to Obtain ECTRs Without Judicial Approval in Emergencies

The Senate is currently debating an amendment that would greatly expand the FBI's surveillance authority and remove crucial oversight.


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Senate Falls 1 Vote Short of Giving FBI Access to Browser Histories Without Court Order

Robyn Greene was quoted in U.S. News on a Senate vote that failed to expand the FBI's power to take internet records.


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Senators Should Vote “NO” on McCain-Cornyn Amendment 4787 That Would Expand Surveillance, Reduce Oversight, and Threaten Privacy

The McCain-Cornyn Amendment would undermine reforms to surveillance laws and threaten privacy.


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OTI Joins Over 45 Groups & Companies for Day of Action to Say No to Rule 41 Changes

Government hacking policies significantly impact the cybersecurity and privacy of all Americans.