Wendy Seltzer

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of the ICANN Board

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ICANNLogo.png Formerly a member

Wendy Seltzer is Technology & Society Domain Lead and Policy Counsel at the World Wide Web Consortium, focusing on security and privacy in Web standards. She is a former member of the ICANN Board as an ALAC liaison and North American representative on the GNSO Council from NCSG.


Wendy has had the dubious good fortune of involvement with ICANN since its founding when she helped the Berkman Center to webcast ICANN's first board meeting. She is a member of the Technical Experts Group. Previously, she served as a member of the ICANN Board as an At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) liaison from October 2007 to October 2009,[1] as well as the Non-Commercial Users Constituency; and as a North American representative of the NCSG to the GNSO Council.


Wendy Seltzer is Policy Counsel to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT, where she leads the Technology & Society Domain's focus on privacy, security, web payments, and social web standards. As a visiting Fellow with Yale Law School's Information Society Project, she researches openness in intellectual property, innovation, privacy, and free expression online. As a Fellow with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Wendy founded the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse (now Lumen), helping to measure the impact of legal takedown demands on the Internet. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Tor Project, promoting privacy and anonymity research, education, and technology. She seeks to improve technology policy in support of user-driven innovation and communication.

Wendy has been a Fellow with Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy and the University of Colorado's Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship in Boulder. She has taught Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Antitrust, Copyright, and Information Privacy at American University Washington College of Law, Northeastern Law School, and Brooklyn Law School and was a Visiting Fellow with the Oxford Internet Institute, teaching a joint course with the Said Business School, Media Strategies for a Networked World. Previously, she was a staff attorney with online civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and First Amendment issues, and a litigator with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

She has also served as a non-voting task force member and fellow with Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.[2] Wendy blogged at Legal Tags.




  1. Board, ICANN. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  2. ICANN Weighs Anonymizing Domain-Name Registrations (March 21, 2007), Fox News. Retrieved November 9, 2015.