Jillian York

Director for International Freedom of Expression
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Jillian C. York is EFF's Director for International Freedom of Expression and is based in Berlin, Germany. Her work encompasses a broad range of topics, from digital security to the privatization of censorship. At EFF, she works on a number of projects, including Surveillance Self-Defense, Digital Citizen, and OnlineCensorship.org. Jillian's writing has been featured in Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, and the New York Times, among others. She is also a regular speaker at global events.

Prior to joining EFF, Jillian worked at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where she worked on several projects including the OpenNet Initiative and Herdict. She is the co-founder of the award-winning multilingual blog Talk Morocco, and has volunteered with Global Voices for many years.

In addition to her work at EFF, Jillian is a fellow at the Centre for Internet & Human Rights in Berlin and a founding member of the Deep Lab collective. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Global Voices, and on the advisory boards of Radio Free Asia's Open Technology Fund and R-Shief.

Jillian holds a BA in Sociology from Binghamton University, where—like a surprisingly large number of individuals in her field—she also studied theatre. She alternately resides in the Internet or on an airplane and can often be found blogging or tweeting, as @jilliancyork.

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