Emma Llansó

Director - Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy and Technology

Emma Llansó

Director - Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy and Technology

Biography

Emma Llansó is the Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, which works to promote law and policy that support Internet users’ free expression rights around the world. The Project’s work spans many subjects, including online child safety, human trafficking, privacy and online reputation issues, counter-terrorism and “radicalizing” content, and online harassment. Emma leads CDT’s work in advancing speech-promoting policies, which includes legislative advocacy and amicus activity aimed at ensuring that online expression receives the highest level of constitutional and fundamental rights protection. Emma leads CDT’s efforts to preserve strong intermediary liability protections in the U.S. and to advance these key policies abroad.  The Project also works to develop content policy best practices with Internet content platforms and advocates for user-empowerment tools and other alternatives to government regulation of online speech. Emma earned a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Yale Law School.