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
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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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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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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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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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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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,


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USA FREEDOM Act: Broad, Bipartisan Support from Companies, Civil Society, and the Intelligence Community Alike

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Cyber bill’s fate hinges on NSA reform

“The Senate absolutely must pass USA Freedom before it can even consider taking up cyber info sharing legislation,” said Robyn Greene, polic


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Government hands down new cyber framework

“That’s a huge problem,” said Robyn Greene, policy counsel for the Open Technology Institute, who opposes CISA as written.


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NSA internal watchdog defends agency's privacy practices

It’s “heartening” that the NSA has some privacy protections in place, but “significant concerns” remain, said Robyn Greene, policy counsel a


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Tech coalition urges support for Senate bill banning bulk collection of phone, Internet data

In a statement Robyn Greene, policy counsel with New America's Open Technology Institute, said CISA is "wholly inadequate." "When it comes t