Timothy H. Edgar is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies and Public Affairs at Brown University. He was the first-ever director of privacy and civil liberties for the White House National Security Staff during President Obama’s first term, focusing on cyber security, open government, surveillance, and data privacy. He is a contributing editor to Lawfare. Under George W. Bush, Edgar was the first deputy for civil liberties for the director of national intelligence, from 2006 to 2009, and the national security counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, from 2001 to 2006. Edgar clerked for Judge Sandra Lynch, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Dartmouth College.