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
Senate to Advance Anti-Hacking Bill Amid Privacy Objections

“The devil’s in the details,” Robyn Greene, policy counsel for the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, a nonpartisan researc


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Senate Cybersecurity Bill Stalls After White House Pushback

The draft “is as much as a backdoor for surveillance as it is a cybersecurity information-sharing bill,” said Robyn Greene, policy counsel f


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Senate intel committee's draft cybersecurity legislation gets panned by privacy, security coalition

"Congress has been pursuing deeply flawed info-sharing bills like CISA for nearly half a decade, and each bill has stalled because of seriou


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Privacy Criticism Precedes Senate Cybersecurity Bill

By enabling broad powers and broad information sharing ability the bill would act as a kind of “cyber-surveillance,” Robyn Greene, policy co


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Version 2.0 of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Cyber Information Sharing Act Is Cyber-Surveillance, Not Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity information sharing legislation is like a bad penny – no matter how many times you think you’ve gotten rid of it, each Congres


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WHITE HOUSE BRINGS COUNTERTERRORISM STRATEGY TO CYBER

“The DNI lacks the same robust transparency mechanisms and privacy protections that exist in purely civilian entities like DHS,” said Robyn


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NSA reform still cyber bill's biggest hurdle

“Instead of calling on Congress to pass information sharing legislation, the president should again call for the passage of effective survei


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President makes unprecedented cybersecurity pitch

"It's heartening that President Obama's address focused on Americans' privacy, but the only way to fulfill that promise is to pass surveilla


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OBAMA’S CYBER PROPOSALS SOUND GOOD, BUT ERODE INFORMATION SECURITY

If Obama wants to address the problem behind the most notorious recent cyberhacks, he could call attention to what appears to have been thei


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The Fallout From the NSA's Backdoors Mandate

It's difficult to establish an exact dollar amount, but "experts have estimated that losses to the U.S. cloud industry alone could reach (US


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White House promises new cyber proposal addresses privacy

“The administration’s proposal fails to effectively cement DHS’s control over the information sharing program,” said Robyn Greene, policy co


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Sony hack could be game changer

“It is unlikely that information sharing would have prevented the Sony hack,” said Greene, who supports increased cyber information sharing,