Wendy Seltzer
At the iCommons meeting in Dubrovnik 2007
Alma materHarvard Law School

Wendy Seltzer is an American attorney and a staff member at the World Wide Web Consortium,[1] where she is the chair of the Improving Web Advertising Business Group.[2] She was previously with Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Seltzer is also a Fellow with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where she founded and leads the Lumen clearinghouse, which is aimed at helping Internet users to understand their rights in response to cease-and-desist threats related to intellectual property and other legal demands.[3]

Seltzer sits on the board of directors of the World Wide Web Foundation.[4] A former At-large Liaison to the ICANN board of directors,[5] she has advocated for increased transparency of the organization of, and for increased protection of, the privacy of Internet users.

Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at the Northeastern University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School, and a fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.,[6] and served on the board of directors of the Tor Project.[7] Before that, she was a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and free speech issues.

Seltzer has an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is also a Perl programmer.[8]


  1. ^ "Who's Who at the World Wide Web Consortium". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  2. ^ Schiff, Allison (2021-04-26). "An Inside Look At The W3C With Strategy Lead Wendy Seltzer, As Debate Swirls Around The Privacy Sandbox". AdExchanger. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  3. ^ "Wendy Seltzer (profile)". Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
  4. ^ "World Wide Web Foundation Boards of Directors". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  5. ^ "ICANN Board of Directors". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  6. ^ "Yale Law School". Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  7. ^ "Tor Project, a Digital Privacy Group, Reboots With New Board". Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  8. ^ Wendy.seltzer.org