Co-Director, Privacy & Data Project
Eric Null is the Co-Director of the Privacy & Data Project at CDT. Prior to joining CDT in January 2022, he was the United States Policy Manager at Access Now, an international human rights organization, where he oversaw tech and digital rights policy in the U.S., particularly around data protection, connectivity, and content moderation. While there, Eric expanded the data protection work to include states and agencies in addition to Congress.
Prior to Access Now, Eric was senior policy counsel focusing on privacy and connectivity at New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI), where he helped develop the consumer privacy program and advocated for internet openness and affordable and ubiquitous broadband. Prior to OTI, Eric was senior staff attorney at the Institute for Public Representation, a public interest law firm and legal clinic housed in Georgetown Law, where he worked on a broad range of tech policy issues on behalf of public interest clients. He also taught classes to clinic students on both legal skills and substantive areas of law. He earned an LL.M. from Georgetown Law, a J.D. from Cardozo Law, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Vermont.