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Emma Llanso

Emma Llansó is the Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, which works to promote law and policy that support Internet users’ free expression rights in the United States and around the world. Her work spans many subjects, including human trafficking, privacy and online reputation issues, counter-terrorism and “radicalizing” content, disinformation, and online harassment. Emma leads CDT’s legislative advocacy and amicus activity around freedom of expression in the U.S. and the E.U. This work focuses on protecting fundamental rights to freedom of expression and preserving strong intermediary liability protections.

Emma also works to develop content policy best practices with Internet content platforms and advocates for user-empowerment tools and other alternatives to government regulation of online speech. This includes advocacy for increased transparency from tech companies and governments about co-regulatory and voluntary collaborative initiatives around content moderation. It also includes advocacy for improved transparency, appeals, and remedy procedures from ICT companies as they enforce their own content policies and Terms of Service.

Emma has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

FOSTA & Internet Censorship

August 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenters: Lawrence G. Walters, Esq., Ronald G. London, Emma Llanso

After living with the fallout of FOSTA for over a year, online platforms continue to sanitize the internet of any sexually-oriented expression. Sex workers have especially felt the brunt of the new law, as their safety and harm reduction tools have disappeared, resulting in an increasingly dangerous working environment. The law has been labeled an “abject failure” as a tool to fight actual sex trafficking. However, Woodhull is fighting back and sex workers have become organized and energized as a…

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