Katie Ann Campbell
Katie has an Honours degree in Law and studied media law, family law, and human rights law. Her dissertation explored how our right to a private life is being restricted in the UK, focusing on CCTV cameras. She completed a LLM in international human rights law. She also studied surveillance, technology and crime control. Her dissertation explored the balance between privacy and state security in the Investigatory Powers Act.
Katie has a passion for digital rights and currently helps organise the Glasgow Open Rights Group. In her spare time she is a ChildLine counsellor, providing support to children and young people. She is also a trainee member of the Children’s Panel, for Children’s Hearing Scotland. Katie is currently looking to pursue her legal education.
Jamie started fighting for digital rights back in 2016 when he heard of
the Investigatory Powers Act. Since then he has joined the Open Rights
Group as a co-organizer of the ORG-Norwich with Rowena and is an advocate of privacy-related technologies.
He is studying I.T. at West Suffolk College and after graduation is
hoping to get into the cyber-security field. As a person passionate
about technology, he has taught himself how to encrypt files, create
encrypted video chats and to browse the web using Tor. In his spare time
is practises the harmonica.
Francis is a digital communications specialist passionate about the role digital technology can play in improving people’s lives. He set up Open Rights Group Birmingham in 2015 to protect people’s digital rights and to help the public fully realise their digital potential.
You can find him on Twitter @francisclarke discussing politics and innovation. Francis also runs the Bournville Social Media Surgery, where he helps local people and community groups get the most from digital technology.
Mick Fuzz / Chesterman
Mick is a trainer and documentation writer focusing on Free Software solutions to website and media production. Much of this work has a home on FLOSS Manuals. He has been active in the area of media rights and community computing since the late nineties working with the Undercurrents and Indymedia media activist networks.
There is a fuller biography and summary of his recent projects on the Clearer Channel website.
By day the lead developer at a local digital agency, by night a freedom fighter, Tom served as an organiser for ORG Manchester.
Arne is a Lecturer at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University where he conducts research on communication policy, citizen media, and technological change. He is Chair of the Community Communication Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).
He has worked with community radio, Indymedia and advocacy groups such as the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE).
Jake is a full time Blue-Team Security Professional and is an advocate for privacy and digtal rights. He has a particular interest in teaching others privacy and security tools, and he also helps organise the local ORG Leeds group providing technical direction and support. You can follow him on Twitter @Jake_ORGLEEDS.
Ryan has been an ORG supporter since before the organisation was officially founded. Ryan studied politics (and Japanese) at undergrad and finished a law conversion course in Bristol, giving him a good appreciation of the social and legal aspects of ORG’s campaign issues.
Ryan is also an active user and developer of open source software and open data resources.
Iain R. Learmonth
Iain is an Internet engineering researcher at the University of Aberdeen. He is interested in keeping the Internet a place where everyone's bytes are treated equally and the behaviour of boxes between you and your destination, from simple routers to complicated content filtering sytsems, is as transparent as possible. In his free time he is an amateur radio enthusiast and a contributor to the Debian project.
Twitter: @iainlearmonth / GPG: 0x56FF9EA4E9846C49
Dave Levy works as a consultant for a Information Technology company based in Canary Wharf, performing IT Strategy and Security engagements for large corporates. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and member of the Chartered Management Institute. He served on the steering committee of the EU's “Networked European Software and Service Initiative”.
Dave is a member of the Labour Party, and has held various national and local positions within it. Read his blog.
Stephen McLeod Blythe
Stephen has been lurking around the dark recesses of the web since getting a hold of a dial-up modem in the 90s. He is currently a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com. He writes for a variety of publications, as well as his own blog: http://iamsteve.in.
You can find him on Twitter under @stephenemm
Andy first gained a maths degree from Manchester, then joined IBM, Hursley working on Pl/I compilers. 11 years later to Norway and Norsk Data and more compilers. 11 more years and on to Inmos which quickly turned into ST-micro, and yet more compilers etc. Andy is now retired and is involved as a volunteer at the U3A in Bath, where he ran a number of Cryptoparty sessions to teach members of the U3A about digital rights and encryption.
Chris Pinchen is co-founder of the Chokepoint Project, a non-profit organisation that collects, analyses and reports on data relating to network neutrality and civil rights in the digital domain. He is currently a resident at the Lighthouse Studio in Brighton focusing on surveillance, censorship & privacy issues and is also responsible for communications strategy and implementation at the P2Pvalue project.