Staff Biography

Emma Llansó

Director of CDT's Free Expression Project

Emma Llansó

Director of CDT's Free Expression Project

Emma Llansó is the Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, which works to promote policies that support users’ free expression rights in the United States and around the world. The Free Expression Project takes a variety of approaches to advancing speech-protective policies, including amicus activity in domestic First Amendment cases, defending Internet intermediary liability protections in the U.S. and abroad, working on content policy best practices with Internet content platforms, and advocating for user-empowerment tools and digital media literacy for minors.

Since 2011, Emma has served as Policy Counsel for both the Free Expression and Global Internet Policy & Human Rights teams at CDT. She helped lead CDT’s work around the International Telecommunication Union’s 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), advocating to maintain the decentralized, multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and coordinating with global civil society organizations to push for reforms at the ITU.

Emma earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and she is a member of the New York State Bar. Emma joined CDT in 2009 as the Bruce J. Ennis First Amendment Fellow; her fellowship project focused on legal and policy advocacy in support of minors’ First Amendment rights in the US.