Recent media quotes and talks

Press / Privacy / UK policy

Here are some links to media quotes, articles, and talks I’ve given in the past year, mostly in a professional capacity for my previous employer, on the Online Safety Bill as well as on various post-Brexit UK privacy issues.

If you’re looking for a press quote or a backgrounder from me, please contact me at heather.burns at

This 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 advocate for an open web built around international standards of human rights, privacy, accessibility, and freedom of expression. This is my personal site, and the opinions on it do not reflect the views of any current or previous employer.