Lydia X.Z. Brown
policy counsel - Privacy & Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
Lydia X. Z. Brown is a Policy Counsel with CDTâ€™s Privacy and Data Project, focused on disability rights and algorithmic fairness and justice.
Outside of their work at CDT, Lydia is an adjunct lecturer in disability studies at Georgetown Universityâ€™s Department of English, and the founding director of the Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Colorâ€™s Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment. They serve on the American Bar Associationâ€™s Commission on Disability Rights, and co-chair the Section on Civil Rights and Social Justiceâ€™s Disability Rights and Elder Affairs Committee. They are also lead editor of All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism, a groundbreaking anthology on autism and race published by the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network.