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Lindsay Freeman

Director, Technology, Law & Policy Program

Human Rights Center


Lindsay Freeman is the Director of Technology, Law & Policy at the Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law. Freeman is an American lawyer specializing in international criminal law and international humanitarian law with a focus on digital evidence and digital investigations. She led the drafting of the United Nations’ Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations and developed an OSI training course with the Institute of International Criminal Investigations. She has trained professionals at a number of organizations including Interpol, Europol, ICC, IRMCT, OPCW, UNODC, and OHCHR. She previously worked for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and served as a trial lawyer for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office; a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Economic Crime and Securities Fraud Unit; and on the legal team representing victims in Case 002 at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Before becoming a lawyer, Freeman worked for Google and another tech start-up in Silicon Valley. She holds an Adv. LL.M. in public international law from Leiden University; J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law; and B.A. in political science from Middlebury College.