Amie Stepanovich (@astepanovich) the U.S. Policy Manager at Access. Amie is an expert in domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy law. At Access, Amie leads projects on digital due process and responds to threats at the intersection of human rights and communications surveillance. Previously, Ms. Stepanovich was the Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), covering the Fourth Amendment, national security, cybersecurity, digital identity, international privacy, and open government. Ms. Stepanovich is an expert on drone surveillance and has testified in front of Congress on the need for privacy protections for domestic drone use. She has discussed the privacy implications of surveillance at many prominent events, including the Internet Governance Forum (US), the General Assembly of the Atlantic Treaty Association, and the Dialouge on Diversity conference. She is serving as co-chair for the forthcoming 2014 Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference. Amie was named as a Privacy Ambassador by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada and was recently recognized as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 leaders in Law and Policy.
Prior to joining EPIC, Ms. Stepanovich received her J.D. from New York Law School, where she pursued studies on media law, technology, and the First Amendment. She has a Bachelors of Science degree, magna cum laude, in advertising from the Florida State University. Ms. Stepanovich is the former editor-in-chief for the New York Law School Media Law & Policy law journal. Ms. Stepanovich was a law clerk at the Legal Aid Society, the Media Law Resource Center, and T-Systems North America, Inc. She is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. bars, the Federal Communications Bar Association, and a former EPIC IPIOP Clerk.