David G. Robinson


Robinson + Yu

Visiting Fellow
Information Society Project
Yale Law School

Curriculum Vitae >>
I'm a principal at Robinson & Yu LLC, a consulting firm that helps people harness Internet technologies to address civic problems. I'm also a Visiting Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where I study the intersection of information technology, law, and public policy.


  • The New Ambiguity of "Open Government"
    Harlan Yu and David G. Robinson
    59 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. 178 (2012) [link]

  • Following the Money: A Better Way Forward on the PROTECT IP Act
    September 18, 2011
    Working Paper, Information Society Project
    Yale Law School [link]

  • Ethical Issues in E-Voting Security Analysis
    Invited paper, with J. Alex Halderman
    In Proc. 2nd Workshop on Ethics and Computer Security Research (WECSR '11), Castries, St. Lucia

  • Enabling Innovation for Civic Engagement
    with Harlan Yu and Edward W. Felten
    in Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice (2010)

  • Government Data and the Invisible Hand
    with Harlan Yu, William P. Zeller, and Edward W. Felten
    Yale Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 11, p. 160, 2009 [link]

  • What Were We Talking About? The Wall Street Journal
    June 12, 2008 [link]

  • Net Gains, The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2008


  • Half Speed Ahead: America's Wise Reluctance to Turn Internet Intermediaries Into Copyright Enforcers
    Invited lecture, Center for Information Technology Policy
    February 17, 2011 [video]

  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: The Role of State and Local Governments
    Congressional testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs
    April 21, 2009

  • Attention, Distraction, and Information Glut
    Featured talk at Future of News workshop, Center for Information Technology Policy
    May 15, 2008 [video]