Elliot E. Maxwell
Elliot E. Maxwell advises public and private sector clients on strategic issues involving the intersection of business, technology, and public policy in the Internet and E-commerce domains. He is a Fellow of the Communications Program at Johns Hopkins University, and Distinguished Research Fellow at the e-Business Research Center of the Pennsylvania State University. He also advises EPCglobal, the entity implementing the Electronic Product Code version of radio frequency identification (RFID).
From 1998 until 2001, Maxwell served as Special Advisor for the Digital Economy to U.S. Secretary of Commerce William Daley and U. S. Secretary of Commerce Norm Mineta. In this position he was the principal advisor to the Secretary on the Internet and E-commerce. He coordinated the Commerce Department's efforts to establish a legal framework for electronic commerce, ensure privacy, protect intellectual property, increase Internet security, encourage broadband deployment, expand Internet participation, and analyze the impact of electronic commerce on all aspects of the economy. He was deeply involved in the development of E-government activities and was a founding member of the Federal Interagency Working Group on Electronic Commerce. Maxwell graduated from Brown University and Yale University Law School.