A prominent Internet policy and online rights expert is leaving the nonprofit world to join a private information protection firm.
Alex Fowler will become the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy for Zero Knowledge Systems. He was formerly the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for online civil liberties organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and before that worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
While at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fowler conceived the Kosovo Privacy Project. The project provided secure e-mail and Internet service to protect online communications in Yugoslavia and Kosovo.
While working for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he sponsored a Congressional briefing on encryption, scientific freedom and human rights, which was also one of the first legislative events cybercast live on the Internet.
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