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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Evening Program
A View from Inside the "Techlash"
Dan Crowley '10

The tech companies that were once considered among the best corporate citizens in the world, praised for expanding access to information, lowering barriers to education, and generally using innovation to create a better, cheaper world, now face increasing hostility from legislators, regulators, and the public. Dan Crowley '10, Global Head of Trust & Safety at Quizlet, Inc., offers a look from inside the growing backlash against technology companies. What's fair, what isn't, and where does tech go from here?

Dan Crowley is the Global Head of Trust & Safety and Data Protection at Quizlet, an online learning platform serving over 50 million students and teachers around the world each month. In his role, he oversees all public policy, privacy, data protection, compliance, user safety and content moderation programs. Mr. Crowley develops tools, policies and processes that maintain Quizlet as an appropriate platform for all audiences and works to ensure the responsible use of data across all of Quizlet’s products and throughout engineering, product development, design and other business processes.

A government major at CMC, Crowley graduated in 2010. Before joining Quizlet, he spent almost seven years at Google and Facebook. He joined Google directly after graduation, and spent almost three years there as part of a team managing global law enforcement compliance and 3rd party requests in civil matters. He also served as Privacy Program Manager at Google for three years before joining Facebook in the same capacity.

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