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
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


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Over 40 Advocacy Groups Agree: New USA FREEDOM Act is a Significant First Step to Needed Comprehensive Reform

Last week, OTI, along with a broad coalition of 44 privacy and advocacy groups, sent a letter to Congress supporting Sen. Leahy’s new, stron


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Surveillance Costs: The NSA's Impact on the Economy, Internet Freedom & Cybersecurity

The NSA's impact reaches far beyond security, also affecting the U.S. economy, American foreign policy and internet security as a whole.


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OTI Analysis of Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 2588)

The following is the introduction to the Open Technology Institute's analysis of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA, S.


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The CISPA-Zombie Won’t Die

Despite over a year of major disclosures about how the NSA violates Americans’ privacy and engages in cyber operations that make the Interne


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Info Sharing with NSA is a Non-Starter – and Only One of the New Cybersecurity Bill’s Many Problems

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The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014: A Major Step Back in Privacy

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The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014: A Major Step Back on Privacy