Ross Schulman

Senior Policy Technologist & Senior Counsel

Ross Schulman is a senior counsel and senior policy technologist at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on internet measurement, emerging technologies, surveillance, and decentralization. Prior to joining OTI, Schulman 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.

Schulman 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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Bugs in the System

This primer on the vulnerability ecosystem offers policy recommendations to ensure that vulnerabilities are discovered & patched quickly.


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Police Officials: Google and Apple Should Censor Encryption Apps in Their Stores

Ross Schulman and Jake Laperruque were quoted in Vice Motherboard about censoring encryption apps in the Google and Apple stores.


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Federal Source Code Policy engages Open Source Community

Last month, the White House proposed a Federal Source Code Policy, and invited public comment via Github and traditional channels. Although


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FBI Says It Has Cracked Terrorist's iPhone Without Apple's Help

Ross Schulman was quoted in CNN Money about the FBI cracking the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone without help from Apple.


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The Apple-FBI Encryption Fight Has Been a Long Time Coming

Ross Schulman was quoted in US News & World Report about the Apple-FBI encryption fight.


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Apple Versus the FBI

Ross Schulman joined Al Jazeera to discuss the Apple-FBI encryption fight.


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Solidarity With Apple Masks Unease In Silicon Valley About Legal Fight Over Dead Terrorist’s iPhone

Ross Schulman was quoted in the International Business Times about the dispute between Apple and the FBI.


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The Government's iPhone Demands Undermine Security for All of Us

On Tuesday evening a magistrate judge in Riverside, California, issued an unprecedented order.


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The Crypto Cat is Out of the Bag

Ever since the Paris attacks, there have been renewed calls by several U.S. law enforcement officials for U.S. companies like Apple and Face


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The Investigatory Powers Bill: An Open Door for the UK Government

On Friday November 27th, the Open Technology Institute submitted written testimony to the UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee o


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Restricting Encryption Would Not Have Prevented the Paris Attacks

“It’s up to our intelligence agencies to adapt, by focusing on what encryption can’t stop—like tracking who the bad guys are talking to, whe


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US Cops Are Asking Facebook to Wiretap More Chats Than Ever Before

“I haven’t got a clue,” Ross Schulman, a privacy lawyer who works at New America's Open Technology Institute, told me in a Twitter message.