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Sarah McKune

Sarah McKune

U.S. Lawyer and Independent Consultant

Sarah McKune is a U.S. lawyer and independent consultant with expertise in international human rights law, intellectual property law, and export controls. Sarah’s work addresses the legal and policy dimensions of technologies that impact human rights. Her areas of interest include targeted digital surveillance and international cyber norm development. Sarah's experience includes consulting with Amnesty International regarding surveillance-related strategic litigation; serving as senior legal advisor with the Citizen Lab at Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; international advocacy work with the NGO Human Rights in China; and work as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP.


Beyond Pegasus: Improving Transparency, Rights Protection and Accountability in the Surveillance Tech Space

This session will explore lessons that can be learned from the Global Network Initiative’s history and work to promote responsible business conduct in the broader ICT sector, including the extent to which these initiatives may provide lessons for how (and how not) to improve transparency, rights protection, and accountability in the surveillance tech space.