Lisa A. Hayes

Interim Co-CEO, Vice President, Strategy & General Counsel

Center for Democracy and Technology

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Lisa A. Hayes is the interim co-CEO & General Counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology (“CDT”), a nonprofit organization putting democracy and individual rights at the center of the digital revolution. For more than two decades, Lisa has been an advocate of using emerging technologies in ways that are privacy-protective and reduce societal inequities. Before joining the nonprofit sector, Lisa was a partner in a Seattle law firm working on a variety of cases involving technological advances and their impact on free speech, privacy, and affiliated constitutional rights. She is a frequent speaker and commentator.

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