Ashkan Soltani is an independent researcher and technologist specializing in privacy, security, and behavioral economics. His work draws attention to privacy problems online, demystifies technology for the non-technically inclined, and provides data-driven insights to help inform policy. He was formerly Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission.
Essays and Scholarship
First Things First: Online Advertising Practices and Their Effects on Platform Speech
Crafting policy to combat social media's harmful business practices that encourage destructive speechBy Jeff Gary & Ashkan Soltani