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Adam is a Project Manager at the Berkman Klein Center, where he manages the Lumen project along with various other Center initiatives. He has been involved with the Berkman Klein Center since the summer of 2008, when he worked with Lewis Hyde as a summer intern on the “Freedom to Teach” Project.  He was a special RA for the Director in the summer of 2009, and started in his current role in 2012.  He is grateful on a daily basis to have the privilege of being part of such a vibrant and inspiring community of people.

Adam has a bachelor’s degree in Folklore & Mythology from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where he authored or co-authored papers on collaborative law, bioethics and copyright reform.

In between those two stints at school he spent ten years training for the U.S. National Rowing Team, on which he won two World Championship medals and competed at the 1996 Olympic Games. He’d be glad to talk to you about training.

Outside of the Berkman Klein Center, Adam coaches rowing and wrestling at nearby BB&N School, studies Brazilian jiu jitsu, reads as much science fiction as he can get his hands on, and adores his wife and two daughters. His role model is Batman, depending on who is writing him.


Projects & Tools

Lumen

Lumen collects and studies online content removal requests, providing transparency and supporting analysis of the Web’s takedown “ecology,” in terms of who sends… More


Publications

Nov 21, 2019

Content and Conduct

How English Wikipedia Moderates Harmful Speech

This study assesses the degree to which English-language Wikipedia is successful in moderating harmful speech More


News

News
Dec 19, 2019

Lumen Comments on Copyright and Transparency for EU Meeting

Christopher Bavitz and Adam Holland joined an EU meeting to discuss the importance of data transparency in takedown regimes and key learnings from the Lumen Database.  More

ECT News Network
Jan 23, 2019

Dutch Doc Wins 'Forget My Suspension' Case

Google must remove search results about medical regulators' conditional suspension of a Dutch physician in the first "right to be forgotten" case of its kind in the European Union. More


Community

Medium

The Internet Archive’s New “National Emergency Library” Generates A Range of Strong Reactions

Adam Holland, Project Manager of the Lumen Database, gives an overview of the recent debate over the Internet Archive's “National Emergency Library”

Apr 10, 2020
Netzpolitik

A German company is responsible for the deletion of videos critical of the Albanian government

Searches in the Lumen database reveal the complexities around the rules that platforms follow when they agree to the removal of content

Mar 19, 2020
Harvard Law Today

Shedding light on fraudulent takedown notices

Berkman Klein Center’s Lumen database helps bring attention to falsified court orders

Dec 13, 2019
Newsday

Change how Facebook uses our data

Scandals underscore the need to regulate use of customers' information

"Facebook needs to change how it handles user data and personal information."

Feb 11, 2019

Events

Nov 12, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

This is Improbable

Featuring Marc Abrahams and other special guests

Marc Abrahams -- publisher of the Annals of Improbable Research, host of the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, and author of several books (including his latest, This is Improbable:… More