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Dazza Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

Lecturer and Scientist MIT Media Lab


Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood heads, a consultancy on digital identity and technology policy. Dazza is a Lecturer and Scientist at the MIT Media Lab, focusing on public policy, information technology and innovation focusing on big data, identity federation, personal data sharing, and trust frameworks. Dazza consults to fortune 100 companies, including the insurance industry and financial services sector, architecting the creation of trust frameworks. As an attorney, Dazza served as both general and special counsel for technology law, representing corporations and governments and as intellectual property litigation experts.

Federally, Dazza has testified several times on eCommerce before the US House and US Senate and other legislatures and has consulted to NASA as an Online Identity expert, GSA as a multilateral rules drafting expert, Homeland Security as a multistate federated governance expert, the UK Cabinet Office GDS facilitating and authoring identity federation rules and many other public and private sector organizations.

Dazza is the elected Vice-Chair of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group’s Plenary, which is developing a framework for federated identity and privacy at the international level, implementing NSTIC. Dazza Chairs the Forum on Law of Identity and Personal Data of the ID Commons. Dazza chaired the eContracts Committee of OASIS/LegalXML, which approved and published the Technical Committee Specification for eContracts in 2007.

Dazza served as an arbitrator under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), where he arbitrated Internet domain name and trademark disputes. Dazza has successfully mediated several domain names and other disputes. Dazza created legal processes for online mediation used by eBay and other online dispute resolution providers, crafted the first crowd-sourced dispute resolution process and vice-chaired of the OASIS Online Dispute Resolution technical specifications committee.

Dazza is also the Special Advisor on Emerging Legal Technologies at GE Business Innovations.

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