Who Inspire Us
Lemmey is founding partner and CEO of Project
Lens, a think tank for individuals and technology policy.
Prior to Project Lens, Lemmey was the executive director and president
of the Electronic
Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization
working to protect civil liberties, privacy and freedom of expression
in the area of computers and the Internet. Her work focused on bridging
the gap between public policy and technology, and creating a cooperative
environment between government, advocacy groups and the private
entrepreneur, Lemmey was the founder of Narrowline, an online advertising
and market research firm, and is currently on the advisory boards
of Metasound and eNutrition. In addition, she has been an ecommerce
advisor to the U.S. Postal Service and Cybercash.
nonprofit arena, she is one of the founders of TrustE, a nonprofit
organization advocating privacy on the Internet, and is currently
on the group's board. Lemmey was recently named one of the 10 most
important people to the future of digital music by Spin magazine
for her efforts to protect the rights of consumers.
to joining EFF, Lemmey was a founding partner of one of the first
commercial online content providers, digital://threads, the Internet
publishing company that issued Buzznet. She was an advertising executive
at Young & Rubicam, where she managed the Unisys, Xerox and Holiday
Inn accounts. She also worked at Goldberg Moser O'Neill, where she
led the advertising team for Symantec, Xircom and Rolm. Earlier
in her career, she was communications director for the United Way,
an associate producer at Lifetime television and one of the early
employees at People Express Airlines.
Lemmey has played a major role in the Federal Trade Commission's
Internet privacy hearings. She has also participated in the White
House Framework for Global Economic Commerce and the World Wide
Web Consortium (W3C).
is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she studied communications,
theatre and computer science.