By helping victims of “revenge porn” get justice in court, and working to prevent such cases from occurring in the first place, Carrie Goldberg is creating important safeguards for an era in which people live more and more of their personal and professional lives online. Raised in Aberdeen, Washington, Goldberg graduated from Vassar College in 1999 and earned her JD from Brooklyn Law School in 2006. She spent two years as a staff attorney for Housing Conservation Coordinators before leaving in 2009 to join the Vera Institute of Justice, where she rose to become associate director of legal services. When Goldberg’s ex attacked her with “revenge porn,” threatening to share compromising pictures of her online, she discovered that police departments had little understanding of internet harassment and she couldn’t find either lawyers to prosecute the case or judges who understood the impact of such harassment on her personal and professional life. She became first her own advocate and then an advocate for the many women and young girls who have experienced online harassment. In 2014 she founded her own firm, CA Goldberg, PLLC, which helps victims of cybercrimes. As of 2014 she also serves on the board of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, which is working to establish anti-revenge porn laws in all 50 states.
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