Photo by Klaus Prokop, WordCamp Vienna 2020Hello world. I’m Heather Burns. As a tech policy and regulation specialist, I educate the makers of the web on the policy issues which impact their work, inspire communities to participate constructively in the regulatory sphere, and represent the tech sector in the advocacy processes which shape the web.

I provide policy advisory, strategy, consultancy, and engagement for a range of tech policy, digital rights, privacy, digital agency, and game sector clients on UK and EU regulatory issues.

I also work with Coadec, the UK’s independent advocacy body for tech startups and scaleups, as a Policy Fellow on Internet Regulation. I lead on their responses to UK and EU digital policy, Brexit, and the odd legislative surprise.

A former web professional with a lifelong passion for privacy, I’m the author of a forthcoming book on privacy being published by Smashing Magazine.

This site will give you an insight into what’s ahead of me, what’s behind me, and what I’m thinking about.