Digital economy

Gwen Hinze





International Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Gwen Hinze is International Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an international non-governmental organization based in San Francisco, U.S.A. dedicated to protecting consumer rights, privacy and freedom of expression in the online environment. 


Gwen is an attorney specializing in international intellectual property and Internet policy issues. She leads EFF’s international program, which focuses on educating global policy-makers about the need for balanced intellectual property regimes that protect creators, preserve access to knowledge, foster technological innovation, and empower digital consumers.


She has testified before the U.S. Copyright Office for consumer exemptions to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and has worked on various cases involving the impact of copyright law on technology and freedom of expression online, including Newmark et al. v. Turner (representing owners of ReplayTV digital video recorders) and MGM v. Grokster et al.

Before joining EFF, she practiced law at the international Australian law firm Allens Arthur Robinson, and worked for the Australian government in public policy and litigation. Gwen holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University, Australia.


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