Peter Eckersley

Peter Eckersley is Chief Computer Scientist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His work at EFF has included privacy and security projects such as the Let's Encrypt CA, Panopticlick, HTTPS Everywhere, and the SSL Observatory. In this position he also helped to launch a movement for open wireless networks and fought to keep modern computing platforms open. He helped to start the campaign against the SOPA/PIPA internet blacklist legislation and ran the first controlled tests to confirm that Comcast was using forged reset packets to interfere with P2P protocols. Eckersley holds a Ph.D. in computer science and law from the University of Melbourne.