Ryan Budish is a Privacy and Public Policy Manager at Facebook. He helps to develop innovative approaches to a range of data protection practices, with a focus on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.
Prior to joining Facebook, Ryan was Assistant Research Director at the Berkman Klein Center. While at BKC, Ryan led significant initiatives relating to the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence, Internet censorship, corporate transparency about government surveillance, and multistakeholder governance mechanisms. He worked with national and international organizations on a range of important topics such as contributing to the OECD's development of AI governance principles, the United Nations' creation of a System Wide Action Plan for AI, and the NTIA's review of ICANN's accountability mechanisms. He worked closely with staff, fellows, faculty, affiliates, and alumni across the Berkman Klein community, as well as with numerous global partners and collaborators.
Ryan's writing, including pieces on government surveillance and the future of wearable technologies, has been published by The Guardian and The Atlantic. He has discussed his work on panels and in news media around the world.
Previously Ryan was an associate at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, in Washington, D.C., where he focused on privacy, media, technology, and health care. Ryan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Ryan graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He completed his undergraduate education at Swarthmore College.