Jonathan Zittrain (@zittrain) is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School. He is also a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, director of the Harvard Law School Library, and co-founder and director of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
His research interests include the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence; battles for control of digital property; the regulation of cryptography; new privacy frameworks for loyalty to users of online services; the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture; and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.
Zittrain established the Assembly Program, a three-track fellowship program that convenes cohorts of experts, professionals, and students to develop solutions to complex technology policy issues, including those in cybersecurity, AI, and online disinformation. He also championed the development of the Caselaw Access Project, which has expanded free public access to U.S. case law.
Zittrain is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He has served on the Board of Advisors for Scientific American, as a Trustee of the Internet Society, and as a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum, which named him a Young Global Leader. He was the Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Federal Communications Commission, where he chaired the Open Internet Advisory Committee. His book, The Future of the Internet ─ And How to Stop It, predicted the end of general purpose client computing and the corresponding rise of new gatekeepers. It is available from Yale University Press and Penguin UK, and under a Creative Commons license. That and other works may be found at <http://www.jz.org>.
His writing here and elsewhere represents his individual independent views. Zittrain is also on LinkedIn.
Articles by this author:
The Internet of Things Moment: My Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee
Jun 15th, 2021
Impeachment Defense, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights
Jan 13th, 2021
An Ambitious Reading of Facebook’s Content Regulation White Paper
by John Bowers and Jonathan Zittrain
Mar 9th, 2020
Election Security: Questions for the House Homeland Security Hearing
by Just Security, Joshua Geltzer, Beth George and Jonathan Zittrain
Feb 12th, 2019
Mass Hacks of Private Email Aren’t Whistleblowing, They are at Odds With It
Oct 19th, 2016