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Nick Pickles

Nick Pickles

Senior Director of Global Public Policy Strategy, Development and Partnerships, Twitter

Nick Pickles is the Senior Director of Global Public Policy Strategy, Development and Partnerships at Twitter, leading the company's thinking and strategic work on critical issues at the intersection of tech, public policy, and politics. Previously, he was Head of Public Policy for Twitter in the UK and before that the director of the civil liberties and privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch.

A law graduate from the University of Durham, he has been a prominent voice in many of the global discussions about technology policy, including the protection of the Open Internet, the establishment of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism and the Christchurch Call, and has testified numerous times on a wide range of issues.

He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an internationally published music photographer, and is a board member of the non-profits BBC Media Action and the Technology Coalition.


Tech for Democracy and Ways to Jointly, Responsibly, and Proactively Take Action

This session will reflect on the multistakeholder Tech for Democracy Conference and prior consultations and explore ways to jointly, responsibly and proactively take action and promote the use of digital technologies for democracy and human rights.