Hello world

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 market again; usual rules apply.

I’m also currently an Internet Society Mid-Career Fellow, which means I have no spare capacity for any side projects or consultancy gigs.

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.

Understanding Privacy
Cover image of my book, "Understanding Privacy"

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.

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