Harlan Yu is a principal at Upturn, which provides Internet expertise for policymakers on a wide range of social issues. Recently, Harlan has been working together with major civil rights organizations to examine how new technologies may erode core social justice protections, in areas such as criminal justice, economic fairness and voting. Harlan holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University and has extensive hands-on experience working on technology policy issues. He has worked at Google in both engineering and public policy roles, at the Electronic Frontier Foundation as a technologist, and at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he helped develop and implement the Department’s open government plan. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley.
The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.