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Michelle De Mooy

Center for Democracy and Technology
Deputy Director, Consumer Privacy Project
Washington, DC

Michelle De Mooy is Deputy Director, Consumer Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. Her work is focused on promoting strong consumer privacy rights through pro-privacy legislation and regulation, working with industry to build and implement good privacy practices, and analyzing emerging privacy concerns. Michelle currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum, a privacy think tank, and has been a panelist and featured speaker at many events related to digital privacy, including Federal Trade Commission workshops, the Internet Governance Forum, Health Privacy Summit, and the State of the Mobile Net.

Prior to CDT, Michelle was Senior Associate, National Priorities at Consumer Action, a national nonprofit focused on empowering underserved and disadvantaged consumers. In this role, she worked extensively with federal agencies, industries, and privacy advocates to build innovative and practical solutions to privacy problems, focusing especially on harms associated with underrepresented communities.

Before Consumer Action, Michelle was a Senior Consultant for eCampaigns at M+R Strategic Services, where she managed online media strategy for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, The Wilderness Society, and labor rights group American Rights at Work. Michelle provided strategic marketing, communications and technology consulting for non-profits and universities in the Philadelphia area, including the Women’s Law Project, Women’s Opportunities Resource Center, To Our Children’s Future With Health, the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University.

Michelle was also a senior marketing manager for Investor Broadcast Network where she managed corporate communications, brand advertising and marketing for three web properties, radionwallstreet.com, hedgecall.com, and investorbroadcast.com. She was also involved in the early days of the first dotcom boom, developing software and website projects for startups in San Francisco, including Looksmart, Ltd.

Michelle graduated from Lehigh University in 1997 with a degree in Government.