Elizabeth Behsudi

Elizabeth Behsudi

Director of the Domains & Jurisdiction Program at Internet & Jurisdiction Policy
Joined on June 7, 2021
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Elizabeth (“Liz”) Behsudi is the Director of the Domains & Jurisdiction Program of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. She has over 20 years of combined experience as a lawyer, at firms and in-house, representing clients in a wide array of commercial disputes in both the United States and in international cross-border cases. Prior to joining the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Liz was the Vice President and General Counsel of Public Interest Registry (2012-2019), the manager of .org. In that role, she actively participated in major international internet governance processes, including ICANN. She managed the company’s anti-abuse program, aimed at detecting and remediating technical abuse (e.g. phishing, pharming, malware, botnets) in the Domain Name System, as well as compliance with court-ordered “take downs” of domain names and requests to disable domain names based on objectionable content. In her previous capacity, she also served as a Member of the Domains & Jurisdiction Program, and an active contributor to the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. Liz holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Rollins College and earned her Juris Doctorate from American University’s Washington College of Law. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where she served as a Russian Linguist (1979-1983).

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The ways in which the Internet is embedded in our daily lives are too varied and numerous to catalogue. The Internet delivers information, access to goods, services, education, banking, social interaction and, increasingly, work space. The global pandemic has only heightened our dependence on the online world, which is why efforts to ensure that the Internet remains a trusted and secure environment are more important than ever. more

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