Marsali Hancock

Commissioner Marsali Hancock was the founding President and CEO of iKeepSafe, an international network of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, public health and law enforcement professionals, technology experts and advocates that help track internet-connected devices’ effects on children.

Commissioner Hancock led initiatives with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, the EduSummit, the (U.S.) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)- hosted National Technology Leadership Summit, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the ITU Council Working Group Child Online Protection Group (COP), the Berkman Center for Internet Society at Harvard University, and others. Hancock’s research experience includes projects in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Hancock has served on numerous governance and advisory boards including the iKeepSafe Board of Directors, the Internet Safety Project, Ad Council’s Internet Safety Coalition, Taskforce National Cable and Telecommunication Association’s (NCTA) Point Smart Click Safe Summit and Blue Ribbon, the AT&T Consumer Advisory Board, the Center for Copyright Information Advisory Board, the Comcast Online Safety Advisory Board, the Google Online Safety Advisors, the Mozilla Privacy Awareness Coalition, the Norton Online Family Advisory Council, the Verizon Consumer Advisory Board, the Yahoo! Child Safety Council, Internet Safety Technical Task Force by Attorneys General Multi State Working Group, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) NetCetera Advisory Member, NTIA Online Safety and Technology Working Group, Safer Internet Day U.S.A. Steering Committee, Online Family Care Safety Coalition Agenda ( United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), Safety Advisory Member, the EastWest Institute. She also serves on the Behavior Health Board for Santa Clara County, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Commissioner Hancock is a recipient of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Award for Outstanding Achievement. Hancock served as a faculty member of Utah State University. She is a professional violinist and studio recording artist, and among the celebrity singers she has performed with are Sarah Brighton and John Denver.

GIIC Citation

The GIIC recognizes Marsali Hancock for her pioneering vision for youth protection in cyberspace; for her leadership in shaping and distributing state-of-the-art, yet practical, countermeasures for online safety; and for her relentless service to the most vulnerable of the information society.

By The Numbers


organized for first international online youth protection initiative


continents traversed as advocate for digital ethics


to develop a public health approach to online safety

Policy Contributions

Commissioner contributions are shown in the context of the 8i Framework.

8 Ingredient (8i) Framework of Information Infrastructure