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
“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.


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Representatives Should Vote “YES” on Massie-Lofgren and Grayson Amendments to Prohibit Backdoor Searches and to Protect Encryption

The House of Representatives will vote on amendments that could greatly protect Americans' communications.


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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.