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] where she is the chair of the Improving Web Advertising Business Group.[2] 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.[3]

Seltzer sits on the board of directors of the World Wide Web Foundation.[4] A former At-large Liaison to the ICANN board of directors,[5] she has advocated for increased transparency of the organization of, and for increased protection of, the privacy of Internet users. From April to July 2007, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.[6]

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,[7] and served on the board of directors of the Tor Project.[8] 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.[9]



  1. ^ "Who's Who at the World Wide Web Consortium". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  2. ^ Schiff, Allison (2021-04-26). "An Inside Look At The W3C With Strategy Lead Wendy Seltzer, As Debate Swirls Around The Privacy Sandbox". AdExchanger. Retrieved 2021-05-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Wendy Seltzer." (profile). Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Accessed November 30, 2008.
  4. ^ "World Wide Web Foundation Boards of Directors." webfoundation.org. Accessed January 31, 2012.
  5. ^ "ICANN Board of Directors". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  6. ^ "Wendy Seltzer" (profile). Oxford Internet Institute. Accessed August 30, 2021.
  7. ^ "Wendy Seltzer" (faculty page). Yale Law School. Accessed October 10, 2011. Archived from the original.
  8. ^ "Tor Project, a Digital Privacy Group, Reboots With New Board." New York Times (July 14, 2016).
  9. ^ Wendy.seltzer.org

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