Rainey Reitman

Activism Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Rainey Reitman leads the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit civil liberties law firm and advocacy center in San Francisco. She is also the chief operating officer and co-founder of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit organization that crowdsources funding to support unique, independent, nonprofit journalism institutions.

Reitman is a founder and steering committee member for the Bradley Manning Support Network, a network of individuals and organizations advocating for the release of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning. She also serves on the board of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, a nonprofit that is organizing and supporting a national grassroots movement to restore civil liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. She is also a steering committee member of the Internet Defense League, a netroots coalition working to protect the free and open Web.

Reitman is particularly interested in the intersection between personal privacy and technology, particularly social networking privacy, locational privacy and online data brokers. She's also a bit obsessed with software patents. Before joining EFF, Reitman served as director of communications for the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit advocacy and education organization promoting consumer privacy. She earned her B.A. from Bard College in multidisciplinary studies, focusing on creative writing, Russian and gender studies.

Twitter handle: 
@raineyreitman

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