Alan B. Davidson is currently a Visiting Scholar at MIT, where he is a Fellow at the Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business and a Research Affiliate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). 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.
Prior to joining Google, Alan was Associate Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a public interest group promoting civil liberties and human rights online. He has testified before Congress, written, and spoken widely on Internet policy issues including free expression, privacy, encryption, and copyright online. Alan has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in technology and policy from MIT, and is a graduate of the Yale Law School.