Shifting U.S. internet foreign policy priorities away from protecting global human rights online and toward a security-centric posture would be a strategic mistake, and risks harm to freedom and security.
Jason Pielemeier is the Executive Director of the Global Network Initiative. Jason previously held roles as Deputy Director and Policy Director at GNI. Prior to joining GNI in 2017, Jason was a Special Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, where he led the Internet Freedom, Business, and Human Rights section in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. In that role, Jason worked with colleagues across the U.S. government, counterparts in other governments, and stakeholders around the world to promote and protect human rights online.
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