Board of Directors

Matt Blaze
Board Chair

Matt is a professor in the computer and information science department at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Distributed Systems Laboratory. He has been doing research on surveillance technology for over 20 years, as well as cryptography, secure systems, and public policy.

Linus Nordberg

Linus is a longtime internet and privacy activist who has been involved with Tor since 2009. Linus is a software developer who specializes in network security and operating internet services. Since his start at Tor he's developed code, run services, and advocated for the Tor Project. He's one of the founders of the Swedish digital rights organization DFRI (Digitala Fri- och Rättigheter) and through that involved in the European umbrella public policy organization EDRi (European Digital Rights).

Cindy Cohn
Board Treasurer

Cindy is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). From 2000 to 2015 she served as EFF’s Legal Director as well as its General Counsel. Cindy first became involved with EFF in 1993, when EFF asked her to serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography. Ms. Cohn works to ensure that people around the world have the right to access information and communicate privately and anonymously, including mounting lawsuits against NSA spying, providing legal counsel to computer programmers building and developing privacy and anonymity tools, and helping to develop the Necessary and Proportionate Principles applying international human rights standards to digital communications surveillance.

Megan Price

Megan is Executive Director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, where she designs strategies and methods for statistical analysis of human rights data for projects in places like Guatemala, Colombia, and Syria. She is lead statistician on a project in Guatemala in which she analyzes documents from the National Police Archive. She is lead statistician and author on three reports on documented deaths in Syria, commissioned by the officer of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights. Megan is on the Technical Advisory Board for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, a Research Fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Human Rights Science, and Human Rights Editor for the Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS).

Gabriella Coleman
Board Clerk

Gabriella holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, her scholarship explores the intersection of the cultures of hacking and politics. She has authored two books, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (Verso, 2014), which was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014 and was awarded the Diana Forsythe Prize by the American Anthropological Association. She has written for popular media outlets, including the New York Times, Slate, Wired, MIT Technology Review, Huffington Post, and the Atlantic.

Bruce Schneier

Bruce is an internationally renowned security technologist. He is the author of 14 books as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. Bruce is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (as well as the Tor Project), and an advisory board member of EPIC and He is also a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer of Resilient.