Bio: David Sobel
In addition to serving on the Online Policy Group
Nonprofit Advisory Board,
David Sobel is General Counsel of the Electronic Privacy
Information Center in Washington, DC, a nonprofit research
organization that examines the privacy implications of computer
networks, the Internet and other communications media. He has
litigated numerous cases under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) seeking the disclosure of government documents on privacy
policy, including electronic surveillance and encryption
controls. He has been profiled as a "Newsmaker" by CNET's
NEWS.COM for his work on Internet liberties issues.
Mr. Sobel has a longstanding interest in privacy, civil
liberties, national security and information access issues and
has written and spoken on these issues frequently since 1981.
He is regularly quoted in major newspapers and has appeared on
national broadcasts such as the PBS NewsHour and the major
networks' evening news programs.
Mr. Sobel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the
University of Florida College of Law. He is a member of the
Bars of Florida, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme
Court and several federal Courts of Appeals.
You can send email to David Sobel at
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