For Policymakers

How do we guide tech toward protecting
the public interest?

What We Do

We provide innovative research, analysis, and ideas for effective tech policies to policymakers, technologists, the media, and the general public. We devise policy principles and recommendations at the “sweet spot” of supporting vibrant entrepreneurship while serving the public interest. Our work is informed by policy experts, technologists, and thought leaders as we endeavor to positively shape our digital future.

Policy Spotlight

EU Should Regulate Facebook and Google as ‘Attention Utilities’

by Tristan Harris for the Financial Times


U.S. House of Representatives hearings on “Americans at Risk: Manipulation and Deception in the Digital Age”

Tristan Harris, President of the Center for Humane Technology, testifies at the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing. January 8, 2020.

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Policy Resources

POLICY Reforms

These Potential Policy Reforms describe a framework to address asymmetries of power along with specific mechanisms and examples of existing/proposed measures.


These Policy Principles provide a framework to guide the development of policy proposals both inside and outside of CHT.

Podcast Episodes

Your Undivided Attention is CHT’s podcast series covering an array of issues, including tech policy and tech impact on elections, hosted by CHT co-founders Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin.

13 – Mr. Harris Goes to Washington

What difference does a few hours of Congressional testimony make? Tristan and Aza take us behind the scenes of CHT’s January 8th testimony to the Energy and Commerce Committee on disinformation in the digital age.

January 30, 2020

10 – Rock the Voter

Brittany Kaiser, a former Cambridge Analytica insider, witnessed a two-day presentation at the company that shocked her and her co-workers.

December 5, 2019

3 – With Great Power Comes… No Responsibility?

Aza sits down with Yaёl Eisenstat, a former CIA officer and a former advisor at the White House.

June 25, 2019