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

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Senators Should Reject the Deeply Flawed Intelligence Authorization Act of 2017

The annual Intelligence Authorization Act should be a non-controversial bill, but not this year.


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FBI Should Not Be Able to Use NSLs to Demand Electronic Communications Transactional Records (ECTRs)

The FBI has renewed a push for Congress to authorize a significant expansion in the FBI’s surveillance powers.


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Cornyn ECTR Amendment (OLL16601) Would Expand Surveillance, Reduce Oversight, and Threaten Privacy

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Congress Must Pass the Stopping Mass Hacking Act

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OTI Proudly Joins the International Day Against DRM

OTI is participating in the International Day Against DRM to fight back against the harms caused by DRM's protection under Section 1201.


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Here’s Why the Feds and Tech Companies Can't Compromise Over Your Phone

Robyn Greene was quoted in Mother Jones about the Apple-FBI encryption battle.


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The DMCA is Broken, But Our Comments to the Copyright Office Suggest How to Fix It

The Copyright Office is conducting a study to determine whether the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (D


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Explainer: Congress Passed Three Different Information Sharing Bills. So What Now?

This year, Congress has passed three separate cybersecurity information sharing bills, all with different requirements, authorities, and pro


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Senate Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Measure

“Instead of heeding the loud warnings of security experts, tech industry leaders, and civil society that CISA will harm privacy and security


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Senator aims to axe important cyber report from own cybersecurity bill

According to tech companies like Apple, Dropbox and Twitter; trade associations like the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and Computer & Com


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Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754) Amendment Analysis

A chart providing OTI's position and a brief description of each amendment to CISA that will be voted on is available here.


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Tech industry leaders oppose CISA as dangerous to privacy and security

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), two leading tech industry trade associ