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Tanya O'Carroll

Adviser on Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International
Advisory council

Tanya has led the development of Amnesty International’s strategy on technology and human rights for the past three years. In that time she has spearheadeaded several technology projects focused on tools and tech-based strategies for protecting human rights defenders in their work. She has also been instrumental in setting up a new team and program of work focused on freedom of expression and privacy online, including the recent #UnfollowMe campaign. Tanya previously worked on WITNESS’s Cameras Everywhere Initiative and prior to that was based in Honduras where she set-up a citizen reporting and advocacy project with LGBTI youth and sex workers. Tanya holds an MA in Human Rights from Columbia University and a BA in History from Cambridge University.