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Allison Davenport

Allison Davenport

Senior Public Policy Counsel, Public Policy, Wikimedia Foundation

Allison Davenport is a Senior Public Policy Counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation, where she works on domestic and global policy issues related to copyright, intermediary liability, and freedom of expression. She first joined the Wikimedia Foundation in 2017 as a legal fellow, and has been involved in a number of important strategic community processes since: making recommendations for Wikimedia's 2030 Movement Strategy as a part of a working group on advocacy, and shaping the implementation of Wikipedia's new Universal Code of Conduct as a part of an ongoing enforcement drafting committee.

Prior to her work at Wikimedia, Allison also worked as a a Research Assistant at Authors Alliance, a Berkeley-based non-profit, doing policy education related to fair use and rights reversion, and as a Researcher at UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, conducting research on privacy and cybersecurity governance. She graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she spent time as a fellow at the U.S. Copyright Office in the Department of Policy and International Affairs.


Regulating (Dis)Content: How Human Rights Can Help Shape Government Content Regulation Efforts

In this session, representatives from a range of key stakeholders will come together to take a closer look at three important considerations for developing content regulation -- transparency, scope of application, and cross-border impacts -- and examine different approaches to each, in particular with respect to the implementation of the State duty to protect human rights in preventing possible infringements of the freedom of expression online.