Ari Schwartz is the Deputy Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). CDT is based in Washington, DC and works to promote democracy in the digital age as an Internet public policy organization. Mr. Schwartz’s position is focused on the increased individual control over both personal and public information. He testifies before Congress and the Executive Branch frequently on issues related to privacy protection and access to government information over the Internet.
Mr. Schwartz is also the leader of the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC). The ASC is dedicated to defeating spyware, and is comprised of software companies, academics, public interest groups and other organizations. Ari Schwartz was awarded the RSA Award for Excellence in Public Policy for his work building the ASC and for his other efforts to combat spyware.