Nicholas Merrill
#14313 Overall Influence

Nicholas Merrill

Free speech and privacy advocate


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Nicholas Merrill is an Americann system administrator, computer programmer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Calyx Internet Access, an Internet and hosted service provider founded in 1995, and of the non-profit Calyx Institute. He was the first person to file a constitutional challenge against the National Security Letters statute in the USA PATRIOT Act and consequently the first person to have a National Security Letter gag order completely lifted.

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Hampshire College
Hampshire College

Private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#6326 World Rank #2189 USA Rank
Computer Science
#10865 World Rank #4143 USA Rank