Jerry Berman is the President and founder 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. Berman is also President of the Internet Education Foundation (IEF), which is also based in Washington. The IEF was established by leaders in the technology industry and public interest groups as a venue for the creation of programs to educate policy makers and the public about the potential of the internet. The IEF sponsors conferences on internet related topics such as child safety and privacy issues, operates consumer education sites, and organizes forums for the Congressional Internet Caucus.
Mr. Berman heads the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus, and has written extensively on the Internet and civil liberties. He testifies before Congress frequently on such issues. Mr. Berman received his B.A., M.A., and L.L.B. at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated with honors and was an editor for the California Law Review at Boalt Law School.