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Emma Llansó

Emma Llansó

Center for Democracy and Technology
Director, Free Expression Project
Washington, DC, USA

Emma Llansó is the Director of the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Free Expression Project, which works to promote law and policy that support Internet users’ free expression rights in the United States and around the world. Emma leads CDT’s work in advancing speech-protective policies, which includes legislative advocacy and amicus activity in the U.S. aimed at ensuring that online expression continues to receive the highest level of protection under the First Amendment.  It also includes advocacy aimed at preserving strong intermediary liability protections in the U.S. and advancing these key policies abroad, and limiting the ability of governments to pressure these intermediaries to carry out extra-legal censorship.

Emma also leads the Free Expression Project’s work in developing content policy best practices with Internet content platforms and advocating for user-empowerment tools and other alternatives to government regulation of online speech.

Emma earned a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Yale Law School.  Emma joined CDT in 2009 as the Bruce J. Ennis First Amendment Fellow.  She is a member of the New York State Bar.


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