Ashkan Soltani

Independent Consultant, Soltani LLC

Ashkan Soltani is an Independent Researcher and Technologist specializing in privacy, security and behavioral economics. His work draws attention to privacy problems online, demystifies technology for the non-technically inclined and provides data-driven insights to help inform policy. He briefly served as a Senior Advisor to the US CTO in the White House Office OSTP and as the Chief Technologist at the FTC, advising the commission on its technology-related policy as well as helping to create its new Office of Technology Research and Investigation. Soltani was recognized as part of the 2014 Pulitzer winning team for his contributions to the Washington Post’s coverage of the NSA and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist team for explanatory reporting on the Wall Street Journal’s investigative series: “What They Know.”