You’ve reached my personal site. I’m a tech policy wonk based in Glasgow, Scotland. I work for an open web built around international standards of human rights, privacy, accessibility, and freedom of expression. That means I advocate for policy and technology developments which keep the internet open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy.
The content and opinions on this site are mine alone and do not reflect the opinions of any previous employer. On that subject, I am on the job market again; usual rules apply.
I’ve just completed the inaugural Internet Society Mid-Career Fellowship, a seven-month executive education programme on leadership in internet governance. It’s taken up all my free time, but I may be open to side projects again in 2023.
I have opinions on policy, politics, the open internet, and all who sail in her.
In the past, I ran a side blog on tech policy after Brexit. I did a bit of public speaking in my OSS CMS days. I’m now retired from conference speaking and contributing to open source project communities.
Aside from my professional advocacy work, I’m the author of a book on practical privacy for web professionals and students, published by Smashing Magazine in November 2022.
Understanding Privacy is an introduction to the beliefs, concepts, and ideas that inform privacy as it exists — or has failed to exist — on the open web that we build. Whether you’re a designer, developer, or project manager, this book will equip you with the knowledge you need to put your users first in everything you do and build a better web for tomorrow.Get the book