Jerry Berman

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Jerry Berman "chairs the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus. He founded IEF in 1997 to help support the efforts of the Caucus Advisory Committee in educating Congress about the Internet and related policy issues.

"Mr. Berman is also co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). He coordinates CDT's free speech and privacy policy working groups comprised of communications firms, associations and civil liberties groups addressing Internet policy issues. Mr. Berman coordinated the sucessful Citizens Internet Empowerment Coalition challenge to the Communications Decency Act. Mr. Berman has led legislative efforts to enact such landmark legislation as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986.

"Prior to founding CDT, Mr. Berman was a Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Mr. Berman was also Chief Legislative Counsel at the ACLU from 1978-1988 and founder and director of ACLU Projects on Privacy and Information Technology.

"Mr. Berman received his BA, MA, and LLB at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated with honors, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and served as an editor of the California Law Review at Boalt Law School." [1]

He is also a board member of the Markle Foundation:The Task Force on Security in the Information Age.

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