The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is pleased to announce the promotion of Michelle De Mooy to Director of the Privacy & Data Project. Michelle began her time at CDT as the project’s Deputy Director, and was most recently its Acting Director.
“Michelle has done a terrific job of amplifying CDT’s voice in privacy advocacy, identifying new ways for her team to be collaborative and creative,” said Nuala O’Connor, CDT President & CEO. “I am thrilled to have Michelle leading this talented team, and can’t wait to see what they do next.”
In 2016, Michelle took the helm of CDT’s Internet Privacy Working Group, and led a partnership with Fitbit on a report that looks at protecting privacy and ethics in internal research processes at wearable technology companies. In 2017, she will focus on harmonizing privacy and security standards in the Internet of Things, exploring the role of data deletion policy and technologies in privacy and security, and investigating how concepts in data portability and data sovereignty might serve the interests of data protection regimes. Michelle will also continue her work on health privacy and will speak at SXSW Interactive about the privacy and ethical implications of employee wellness programs.
Michelle, we are lucky to have you!