Ross Schulman

Co-Director, Cybersecurity Initiative

Ross Schulman is a co-director of the Cybersecurity Initiative and senior policy counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on cybersecurity, encryption, surveillance, and internet governance. Prior to joining OTI, Ross worked for Google in Mountain View, California. Ross has also worked at the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and on Capitol Hill for Sens. Wyden and Feingold.

Ross earned his juris doctor magna cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brandeis University.

All Work

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Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: France

With a new president who has taken an aggressive stand on encryption, it seems that the encryption debate in France is just beginning.


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Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: France

Of the three countries that OTI studied in its transatlantic encryption series, France’s encryption debate is perhaps the most dynamic.


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Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: Germany

Germany has a unique relationship with encryption that stands in stark contrast with that of the U.K. and France.


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Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: Germany

OTI came away with six major lessons from our analysis of the intersection of Germany’s encryption policy and hacking legal structure.


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Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: The United Kingdom

Can and will the U.K. government require companies that currently offer unbreakable encryption to undermine that encryption?


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Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: United Kingdom

This paper, the first of a four-part series, assesses the state of the encryption debate in the United Kingdom.


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Global Cyberattack Came From Shared Failure to Acknowledge Threat

Ross Schulman wrote for the New York Daily News about the collective failure that led to the global WCRY ransomware attack.


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Private Sector & Civil Society Provide Comments to NTIA in Support of Bug Bounty Programs

The comments encourage the NTIA to incorporate such programs in the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.


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Getting Internet Companies To Do The Right Thing

We look at the history of three positive privacy and security practices: HTTPS, two-factor authentication, and transparency reporting.


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How Russian Hackers Will Impact the Encryption Debate on Capitol Hill

Ross Schulman was quoted in FedScoop about how Russian hackers may influence Capitol Hill's stance on encryption.


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OTI Joins Coalition Statement in Support of Completing the IANA Transition

OTI joined with a broad coalition of civil society groups to sign a letter urging Congress to support the IANA transition.


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Foreign Governments, Tech Companies, and Your Data

OTI's Ross Schulman and CDT's Greg Nojeim wrote for Just Security about cross-border data sharing and privacy protections.