Working across disciplines, the Cyber Policy Center aims to understand how technology affects security, governance, and the future of work. We connect the tech industry with policymakers in Washington, D.C., to address policy concerns.

Cyber Policy Center Programs

The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI)

The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) produces research, hosts events and convenings, and teaches current and future leaders about the challenges that new technologies pose to democracy in the digital age.

The Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance (GTG)

The Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance (GTG) is dedicated to world-class scholarly and policy-oriented research on the political, legal and economic implications of digital innovation and global competition.

Stanford Internet Observatory

The Stanford Internet Observatory is a cross-disciplinary program of research, teaching and policy engagement for the study of abuse in current information technologies, with a focus on social media.

Global Digital Policy Incubator

The Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) is a multi-stakeholder collaboration hub for the development of norms and policies to protect human rights, civic space and democratic processes in digital society.

Program on Platform Regulation

The Program on Platform Regulation focuses on current or emerging law governing Internet platforms, with an emphasis on laws’ consequences for the rights and interests of Internet users and the public.

Directory & Bios

Meet the leaders, faculty, researchers and staff of the Cyber Policy and its programs.


The Cyber Policy Center brings together researchers across the Stanford campus to solve the biggest issues in cybersecurity, governance and the future of work.


We teach undergraduate and graduate students how technology affects policy, economics, society and more. Our goal is to foster a new generation of leaders who will shape this field.


All Cyber Initiative projects have a policy component. We collaborate with the tech industry and policymakers to address concerns surrounding new technologies.

By the Numbers

32 Research Projects
48 Faculty Researchers
4654800 Research Funding Distributed

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