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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.

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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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Beyond the Net 16 May 2018

The Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp Program

The Piikani Nation in Southern Alberta, concerned they were in danger of losing their Blackfoot culture and traditions, sought...

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Access 2 May 2018

The State of Broadband Connectivity in Canada’s Rural and Remote Regions

In April, the Canadian Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology presented the “Broadband Connectivity in Rural Canada: Overcoming...

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Privacy 30 April 2018

CONSENT: Privacy Is Key to Reinforcing Trust

To address mounting US user concerns, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced the Consumer Online...

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