Kathy Kleiman

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Kathy Kleiman(also Kathryn Kleiman) is a pioneering attorney, programmer and data security auditor.She is the co-founder of the Noncommercial Users Constituency. She was also the organizer of the Privacy Conference Building Bridges on ICANN's Whois Questions in Vancouver. The Conference featured numerous experts from Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner, CIRA(.CA), Nominet(.UK) and Japan Registry Services(.JP). She is most renowned for discovering ENIAC programmers. She has done a lot of work for preparing fair and balanced Internet policies with ICANN. She has worked on preparing the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).[1]


  • She became the one of the first few attorneys in the internet law after attending Boston University School of Law.[2]

Career History

  • She is the director of ACM's Internet Governance Project
  • She has been the President/Senior Internet Law and Policy Counsel at Internet Matters.
  • She worked as the Senior Internet Law and Policy Attorney at Dozier Internet Law.
  • She was the Internet Law & Policy Specialist at McLeod, Watkinson & Miller.
  • She was the Associate, Telecommunications Law at Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth.[3]

ENIAC Programmers Project

During her undergraduate she heard about the ENIAC women, she did exhaustive research and wrote about these women. She attended the ENIAC's 40th anniversary and met programmers personally. She felt the need to tell the untold story of the six women who programmed ENIAC, the first all-electronic, programmable computer, thus she founded EPP. She is working to make a full feature documentary about these women.[4]

She says I'd like to let women and men and girls and boys know that computing is not just for geeks, that amazingly interesting, bright, creative women were the first programmers, and that the industry still needs amazingly interesting, bright, creative people.[5]


She received the Heroines in Technology Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.[6]