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Jillian York is the director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her work is at the intersection of technology and policy, with a focus on the Arab world. She is a frequent public speaker and has written for a variety of publications, including The New York TimesAl JazeeraThe AtlanticThe GuardianForeign Policy, and CNN.

At the International Journalism Festival, York spoke about the various threats to online privacy that people experience every day, explaining how we can protect ourselves. For instance, York recommended having a look at online projects such as Surveillance Self-Defence or Security in-a-box.

In an interview with the IJF Web Magazine, York reminded that protecting personal data is important because it affects not only yourself, but also all the people you communicate with.

You can watch the full interview here: