Stephanie Hankey is a designer, technologist and activist who has been working internationally at the intersection of technology, human rights and civil liberties for the past 20 years. Her work combines her art, design and technology background with her focus on privacy, personal data and ethics. She currently talks, teaches, writes and consults on ‘the politics of data’.
She is the Executive Director of the Berlin based NGO The Tactical Technology Collective which she co-founded in 2003, the co-founder of the creative agency Tactical Studios, the co-curator of the Nervous Systems exhibition and the co-curator of the traveling exhibition The Glass Room. She has been awarded an Ashoka Fellowship for her work as a social entrepreneur. In 2016⁄17 she was an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and in 2017 she was made a Visiting Industry Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. Stephanie has a degree in the History of Design and Art from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Masters in Computer Related Design from the Royal College of Art, London.