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Katie Watson

Katie Watson

Policy Advisor, North America

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Biography

Katie Watson is Policy Advisor, North America at the Internet Society. She joined the organization in March 2018 and currently supports, develops, and advocates for the Internet Society's Internet-related public policy positions on access, security, and privacy in the United States and Canada.

Katie received her B.A. from the University of Virginia, where she majored in Foreign Affairs and Media Studies. After graduation, she worked as a Google Public Policy Fellow at New America's Open Technology Institute and as a Policy and Program Manager at Next Century Cities, where she assisted mayors with local broadband, digital inclusion, and civic tech initiatives. Most recently, she served as the Development Manager at Public Knowledge, where she led development efforts and explored emerging technologies.

Katie is based in Washington, D.C., USA.

Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos

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Internet of Things (IoT) 11 December 2018

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project

On April 4, 2018, the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) Security held its first convening in...

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Innovative Approaches to Connecting Indigenous Communities

In November 2017, the Internet Society hosted its first Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This event...

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Internet of Things (IoT) 27 June 2018

Enhancing IoT Security Project Continues with Second Successful Multistakeholder Event in Ottawa

The Enhancing IoT Security project hosted its second multistakeholder event on June 21, 2018. This meeting served as an...

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Encryption 13 June 2018

Considerations Regarding Encryption and Exceptional Access Briefing

On June 12, 2018, the Internet Society hosted a briefing for Congressional staff on Considerations Regarding Encryption and Exceptional...

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Internet of Things (IoT) 23 May 2018

Canadian Youth Advocates Participate in Enhancing IoT Project

On May 14, a group of young people who are currently working on or are studying tech, politics, computer...

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Access 22 May 2018

US Senate Makes Moves to Reinstate Net Neutrality, But Sustainable Rules Are Still Necessary

On May 16, the Senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) repeal...

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