Jillian C. 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 researched Internet censorship. In a previous life, she lived in Morocco and worked as an English teacher and travel writer.

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 SMEX 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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