Jillian York

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Jillian York

Jillian C. York is a writer and activist focused on the intersection of technology and policy. Based in Berlin, she serves of the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she works on issues of free expression, privacy, and digital security.

With Ramzi Jaber, Jillian co-founded Onlinecensorship.org, a winner of the 2014 Knight News Challenge. She is a frequent public speaker on topics including surveillance, censorship, and the role of social media in social change. Her writing has been published by the New York Times, Al Jazeera, the Atlantic, the Guardian, Al Akhbar English, Slate, Foreign Policy, and Die Zeit, among others.

Jillian is a fellow at the Center for Internet & Human Rights at the European University Viadrina and a member of the Deep Lab collective. She serves on the Board of Directors of Global Voices Online, the steering committee of the Web We Want, and on the Advisory Boards of SMEXR-Shief, and the Engine Room.

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