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. 

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OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY: Intel cyber markup coming tomorrow

Taking the opposite view, Robyn Greene, policy counsel at New America's Open Technology Institute, said the bill "will significantly increas


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Congress moving on long-sought legislation to thwart cyberattacks

In some respects, the House Intelligence Committee’s bill is preferable to the Senate’s, said Robyn Greene, policy counsel with the New Amer


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CISA Security Bill: An F for Security But an A+ for Spying

“It’s a complete failure to strengthen the privacy protections of the bill,” says Robyn Greene, a policy lawyer for the Open Technology Inst


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NCTA Praises Committee Package of Cybersecurity Bill

New America’s Open Technology Institute was not as pleased, saying the bill falls far short of protecting privacy. “We are gravely disappoin


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Senate cyber bill can't win over privacy advocates

“The thing that stuck out to me most was how disappointed I was at the amendments,” said Robyn Greene, policy counsel for New America Founda


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CISA CYBERSECURITY BILL ADVANCES DESPITE PRIVACY CONCERNS

It also allows the sharing of private sector data with the government that could prevent “terrorism” or an “imminent threat of death or seri


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Senate Intelligence Committee Approves Controversial Cybersecurity Bill Behind Closed Doors

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Senate panel approves controversial cybersecurity bill

"We are glad that the Senate Intelligence Committee heard the privacy community's concerns, and we're eager to see if the changes to the bil


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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