Kip Wainscott is an experienced professional at the intersection of law and technology, working to advance policy outcomes that affirm digital rights, online safety, and the principles of a free and open internet. He is currently Head of Platform Policy at Snap, Inc., where he is responsible for the development of Community Guidelines and user policies to promote safety, privacy, and integrity across the company's products and content surfaces.
Previously, Kip worked at the White House under President Obama as Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs and Senior Advisor to the Domestic Policy Council, with a portfolio focused on issues related to justice, opportunity, and technology. He was also Senior Counsel in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he focused on the development and coordination of policy priorities concerning emerging technologies. After leaving government, Kip led the Silicon Valley office of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and worked at Stanford University, where he was an Associate Director for the Stanford Cyber Policy Center and a policy fellow with the Digital Civil Society Lab. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and remains an advisor to several public interest technology and democracy initiatives.