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Mallory Knodel
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Mallory Knodel is the CTO at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington, DC. She is a member of the Internet Architecture Board, the co-chair of the Human Rights Protocol Considerations research group of the Internet Research Task Force, co-chair of the Stay Home Meet Only Online working group of the IETF. She is an advisor to the Freedom Online Coalition and the Open Technology Fund. Mallory takes a human rights, people-centred approach to technology implementation and cybersecurity policy advocacy, with a focus on encryption and censorship circumvention. Originally from the US, she has worked with grassroots organisations around the world. She has used free software throughout her professional career and considers herself a public interest technologist. She holds a BS in Physics and Mathematics and an MA in Science Education.


Role Group Email
Chair Human Rights Protocol Considerations (hrpc)
Chair IAB workshop on Management Techniques in Encrypted Networks (M-TEN) (mtenws)
Chair IAB Workshop on Barriers to Internet Access of Services (BIAS) (biasws)
Member Internet Research Steering Group (irsg)
Member IAB-ISOC Policy Coordination (iabisoc)
Reviewer General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)

RFCs (2)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 9490 Jan 2024 Report from the IAB Workshop on Management Techniques in Encrypted Networks (M-TEN)
RFC 9505 Nov 2023 A Survey of Worldwide Censorship Techniques

Active Internet-Drafts (4)

Expired Internet-Drafts (6)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity