Wendy Seltzer

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Wendy Seltzer
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At the iCommons meeting in Dubrovnik 2007
Alma materHarvard Law School

Wendy Seltzer is an American attorney and a staff member at the World Wide Web Consortium.[1] She was previously with Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Seltzer is also a Fellow with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where she founded and leads the Lumen clearinghouse, which is aimed at helping Internet users to understand their rights in response to cease-and-desist threats related to intellectual property and other legal demands.[2]

Seltzer sits on the board of directors of the World Wide Web Foundation.[3] A former At-large Liaison to the ICANN board of directors,[4] she has advocated for increased transparency of the organization of, and for increased protection of, the privacy of Internet users.

Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at the Northeastern University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School, and a fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.,[5] and served on the board of directors of the Tor Project.[6] Before that, she was a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and free speech issues.

Seltzer has an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is also a Perl programmer.[7]


  1. ^ "Who's Who at the World Wide Web Consortium". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  2. ^ "Wendy Seltzer (profile)". Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
  3. ^ "World Wide Web Foundation Boards of Directors". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  4. ^ "ICANN Board of Directors". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  5. ^ "Yale Law School". Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  6. ^ "Tor Project, a Digital Privacy Group, Reboots With New Board". Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  7. ^ Wendy.seltzer.org

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