Recent media quotes and talks


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Press / Privacy / UK policy
BBC Scotland HQ, summer 2020

Here are some links to media quotes, articles, and talks I gave in 2020-2021, mostly in a professional capacity for Open Rights Group (my then-employer), on the Online Safety Bill as well as on various post-Brexit UK privacy issues.

Posting this all here may seem like an ego exercise, however, I recently received this email from a follower.

I just wanted to say, thank you for your work. Everything I read from you is consistently excellent – your ideas and opinions, and how effectively you communicate them. It often leaves me feeling unusually emotional. On one hand I feel a deep sadness, from the reminder that the general public (and more importantly, those in positions of power) are often hopefully misguided. And on the other hand I feel gratitude and relief, that people such as yourself are working relentlessly to improve things. So much that I had to write this email! Keep fighting the good fight.

It’s good to be reminded that I wasn’t on the battlefield for nothing. So if someone’s work has made that sort of impact on you, reach out to them and let them know. It’ll make their day.

Freedom of Expression / the UK Online Safety Bill

Privacy and Surveillance

PS – the header image on this post is a spoiler!

The Author

I’m a UK tech policy wonk based in Glasgow. I work for an open web built around international standards of human rights, privacy, accessibility, and freedom of expression. The content and opinions on this site are mine alone and do not reflect the opinions of any current or previous team.