Ayden Férdeline is a public interest technologist, researcher, and writer.

His areas of expertise span a range of issues, including privacy and data protection issues, freedom of expression and right of erasure concerns, applying human rights frameworks in online contexts, and responding to the geopolitical issues that come with a borderless cyber space, technology, and markets.

He has experience in conducting independent research, human rights impact assessments, and in working collaboratively with other stakeholders, including industry, civil society and governments around the world, to address the multifaceted issues – and to harness the opportunities – afforded by the Internet.

In addition, he has experience in providing expert comments to the media, in publishing articles and reports, in public speaking and chairing panels and workshops, and in actively participating in working groups to develop policy and/or recommendations.

He is currently a 2022-23 Landecker Democracy Fellow with Humanity in Action.

He previously represented European civil society organizations on the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization, the body which sets policy for generic top-level domains such as .com and .org. He was a 2018-19 Technology Policy Fellow with the Mozilla Foundation, and produced the Internet governance history podcast Power Plays.

Now based in Berlin, Germany, he is an alumnus of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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