Vice President for Public Policy, Center for Democracy and Technology
Jim Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology and head of CDT West, has been with CDT since 1997. He concentrates on privacy, government surveillance and national security issues. He coordinates Digital Due Process, a coalition working to update the standards for government access to communications. He testifies frequently before Congress and is widely quoted in the media. Ars Technica and Tech Policy Central identified him as one of the top names in tech policy. The Washington Post Sunday magazine described him as a "reasoned and respected civil liberties advocate routinely summoned to the Hill by both political parties to advise lawmakers about technology and privacy issues."