We’re excited to announce that OII DPhil student Jon Penney will join the 2011 class of Google Policy Fellows, one of just sixteen students selected from a field of over 900 applicants to take part in this fourth summer of the Google Policy Fellowship.
The program offers students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. The fellows work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on issues such as broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, and open government.
Jon, whose doctoral research at the OII focuses on the chilling effects of ‘cease and desist’ notices on legitimate expression and creativity, will spend two months this summer at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab where he’ll be working with Professor Ron Deibert. During his Fellowship period, he’ll work on a range of projects including the OpenNet Initiative, which documents online censorship and surveillance around the world.