Palo Alto, CA, November 9, 2020 — People-Centered Internet, a California-based 501(c)3 organization with a mission to “put humanity at the center of the Internet,” announced the appointment of Justin Bryant as its newest board member and treasurer.
Justin brings his robust international research background to the PCI board. A third-year J.D. candidate at Stanford Law School, he focuses on the intersection of law, policy, and technology in a global context.
Justin’s international experience spans continents and sectors. He was selected as a Salzburg-Cutler Fellow in International Law and Public Service for his research on digital rights and data protection in Africa. He has worked at Microsoft in Beijing and San Francisco on projects concerning cybersecurity, government relations, and civic uses of technology. In Johannesburg, he partnered with ALT Advisory to build Data Protection Africa, an online portal that makes the data protection laws of African countries accessible and provides resources to citizens.
Justin holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University, an MSc in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University, where he was a Schwarzman Scholar, an LL.M in European and International Business Law from the University of Vienna, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E).
As PCI’s newest board member and treasurer, Justin will prioritize centering communities in ground-up action and creating a digital ecosystem that enables the smallest players to have the biggest impact.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to work with PCI’s leaders and allies, who are proven changemakers.” Justin said. “My goal as part of PCI is to bring forward the importance of progressive digital policy that’s tailored to the needs of local populations and thinking about how to create enabling environments for innovation in each of our communities.”
PCI cofounder and board chair, Mei Lin Fung said, “Justin is an absolutely outstanding addition who brings us great legal, international, social, local community, and business understanding. After working with him last year on the concept of Justice of the Peace and how it might apply on the digital frontier, it was a delight to discover his wide ranging appreciation of the issues of the day to which we pay close attention at PCI.”
About People-Centered Internet
People-Centered Internet (PCI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to ensure that the Internet is a positive force for good, improving the lives and well-being of people around the world. This includes promoting connectivity, fighting disinformation, contributing to the discussion about technology ethics, supporting the development of people-centered applications and initiatives, advising policymakers, and leveraging technology to help communities be more resilient.