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Gus has worked at the intersection of technology and human rights for over twenty years. He developed national, regional, and global campaigns on communications privacy; he worked on national security and anti-terrorism policy, and led global advocacy on border, travel, and financial surveillance; he led research and co-authored a book on identity systems and policy, entitled Global Challenges for Identity Policy; and he founded regional and global networks of civil society organisations to work on technology and rights.

Gus has acted as an external evaluator for UNHCR, advised the UN Special Rapporteur on Terrorism and Human Rights, and has advised a number of other international organisations. He has held visiting fellowships at Columbia University and the London School of Economics and Political Science, was a Visiting Scholar at the American Civil Liberties Union, and holds a B.Math from the University of Waterloo and a PhD from the University of London.

He is currently on the boards of the Foundation for Information Policy Research, Medconfidential, the Omidyar Network Digital Identity Portfolio, and Simply Secure. Gus is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).