Open Rights Group appoints two new Directors to its Board

The UK’s premier privacy and digital rights campaigning organisation, the Open Rights Group (ORG) has appointed two heavy hitters to its already impressive Board of Directors

ORG has today announced the appointment of Anna Fielder and Luisa Porritt as new members of its Board of Directors. 

Anna Fielder is a long-standing and well-known privacy and consumer advocate. She’s the President of the European Digital Rights (EDRi), senior policy advisor to the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), and a former Chair of Privacy International. 

Luisa Porritt is a human rights campaigner, Liberal Democrat politician, and a former journalist. She is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London, Leader of the party’s opposition group on Camden Council, and was Deputy Leader of the party’s MEPs while serving as a Member of the European Parliament for London. 

Jim Killock, the Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, said:

“Our fundamental rights and liberties are subject to threats and challenges posed by Big Tech and Government. Our response needs to meet that. We combine our campaigning abilities as a grassroots organisation with our unique technical and policy expertise.

“Our Board plays a key leadership role in offering advice and supporting our small team of staff and expert advisors who are committed in defending our civil liberties in the digital age. It’s a pleasure to welcome Anna Fielder and Luisa Porritt to our Board.” 

On her appointment to ORG’s Board of Directors, Luisa Porritt said: 

“Rapid technological progression has brought many benefits to our lives, but it has also opened up new ways for both the state and private sector companies to misuse and manipulate our data. In this context, protecting our digital rights is more important than ever. I’m delighted to be joining the board of Open Rights Group, who are at the vanguard of the fight to uphold our civil liberties in a superconnected society.”  

On her appointment to ORG’s Board of Directors, Anna Fielder said: 

“With the UK outside of the EU, having a strong and influential organisation with a vibrant grassroots membership to safeguard our rights in the digital ecosystem is more important than ever. I look forward to working with brilliant colleagues at ORG and to use my experience to contribute to their efforts.” 



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Notes to the Editor: 

1- ORG’s Board of Directors’ Bios.