Citizen Lab is excited to announce that Bram Abramson will be joining the team as a 2017 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow. Bram will be bringing his skills as a lawyer to Citizen Lab to assist on issues related to telecom privacy and transparency.

For the past several years, he has been engaged as Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer for TekSavvy, where he focused on regulatory & government affairs, privacy, copyright, commercial law, carrier relations, and compliance. And as Mozilla highlights, Bram and his cohort will bring about positive and powerful changes in the arenas of science, advocacy, and media.

“Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows are talented technologists who are passionate about privacy, security, and net neutrality,” the website reads. “Past Open Web Fellows have helped build open-source whistle-blowing software, and analyzed discriminatory police practice data.”

Based in Toronto, Bram is a graduate of Concordia (BA, Communications) and McGill (BCL/LLB, Law) Universities.