Staff Biography

Alan Davidson

Visiting Scholar, MIT

Alan Davidson

Visiting Scholar, MIT

Alan B. Davidson is currently a Visiting Scholar at MIT, where he is a Research Affiliate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and a Fellow at the Sloan School of Management’s Center for Digital Business.

Until 2012, Alan was the Director of Public Policy for Google in the Americas. He opened Google’s Washington, D.C. office in 2005, and led the company’s public policy and government relations efforts in North and South America. He has written and spoken widely on Internet policy issues including privacy, free speech, encryption, network neutrality, and copyright online.

Alan has an S.B. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.