David Sullivan is an independent consultant working at the intersection of human rights, technology, and corporate responsibility.
Most recently he was the first head of policy and communications for the Global Network Initiative, a unique coalition of technology companies (such as Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn), human rights groups, socially responsible investors, and academics, defending privacy and freedom of expression online. GNI combines corporate accountability—companies who join undergo independent assessments of their human rights policies—with collaborative policy advocacy to change laws and regulations that infringe on the rights of Internet users.
Previously, Sullivan led the research and policy team at Enough, the anti-genocide project of the Center for American Progress. Managing a team based across conflict zones in East and Central Africa, he developed the policy underpinnings of advocacy campaigns that mobilized activists to improve the U.S. response to mass atrocities.