White House Profile
R. David Edelman
Senior Advisor for Internet, Innovation, and Privacy

R. David Edelman is Senior Advisor for Internet, Innovation, & Privacy Policy at the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council. Mr. Edelman is charged with policy development and coordination of issues relating to the digital economy, including Internet governance, high-tech intellectual property, school broadband, online privacy, and technology trade.

From 2010 to 2012, he served as the first Director for International Cyber Policy at the White House National Security Staff, where he managed issues at the intersection of cybersecurity and foreign policy. Prior to his time at the White House, he served as Policy Advisor in the State Department’s Office of Cyber Affairs, where he was responsible for developing U.S. diplomatic strategy and international legal doctrine on cyber issues, and led negotiations on Internet issues at the United Nations. He also previously served as a foreign affairs analyst specializing in Northeast Asia.

Mr. Edelman holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford University.

R. David Edelman's Posts

  • A Call Answered: Unlocking America's Cell Phones

    Last year, over 114,000 of you made your voice heard and petitioned the Administration to restore a basic consumer freedom: to take your mobile service — and a phone or tablet you already own — to the carrier that best suits your needs. Today, President Obama applauds Congress for passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.


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