Rachel Wolbers

Rachel Wolbers is the Public Policy Manager at the Oversight Board where she handles stakeholder engagement on cases and policy issues pending before the Board.

Prior to the Oversight Board, she was an internet policy specialist with the Office of International Affairs at the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  Before NTIA, Rachel was the policy director at Engine, a non-profit technology policy, research and advocacy organization that bridges the gap between policymakers and startups. Previously, she worked on Capitol Hill for several years, including as counsel for Congressman Blake Farenthold, a member of the US House Judiciary Committee, where she advised on the technology and telecom portfolio. Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics from George Washington University and a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University, where she served as the managing editor of the university’s Journal of Law, Technology and the Internet.

Big Tech’s Role in the Ukraine Crisis: Cybersecurity, Disinformation & Internet Shutdowns

March 14   |   1PM CT

This panel will explore the “neutrality” of the Internet and examine the case for cybersecurity “best practices” in an age of modern warfare, and dive deeper into the role of “Big Tech” in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

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