Silkie is the Director of Big Brother Watch. She is a lifelong campaigner for the protection of civil liberties, particularly in the context of new and emerging technologies.
She works to uphold rights in the fields of state surveillance, policing technologies, big data, artificial intelligence and free expression online.
Before joining Big Brother Watch in January 2018, she was the Senior Advocacy Officer at Liberty where she led a programme on Technology and Human Rights and launched a legal challenge to the Investigatory Powers Act. She previously worked for Edward Snowden’s official defense fund and whistleblowers at risk.
Silkie is also an information security trainer and organises Cryptoparty London. She is the co-author of Information Security for Journalists.