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

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

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.

He holds a B.A. in history from Yale University, and master's and doctorate degrees in international relations from Oxford University.

R. David Edelman's Posts

More White House Profiles

Shaun Donovan

Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Jesse Lee

Director of Progressive Media and Online Response

Kori Schulman

Director of Online Engagement for the Office of Digital Strategy

Samantha Power

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Ben Rhodes

Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting