Rebecca Williams is a writer, lawyer, and artist whose work investigates how data and technology affect power. She is currently the Senior Strategist for the Privacy & Data Governance unit at the American Civil Liberties Union where she advises the organization on privacy by design best practices. Prior to this role, Rebecca served as an advisor to The Surveillance Resistance Lab and as a Technology and Public Purpose Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center where she researched harms and mitigation strategies related to surveillance technologies.

Earlier in her career Rebecca served as an advocate for government accountability, transparency, and participation with the Sunlight Foundation, Data.gov, and the White House Office of the Chief Information Officer. She currently serves as a Board Member for MuckRock, a non-profit, collaborative news site that brings together journalists, researchers, activists, and the public to request, analyze, and share government documents.

Rebecca holds a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. from Western New England Law School. She has won numerous legal tech awards, including the American Bar Association's first 10 Women to Watch in Legal Tech.

Rebecca is an emerging painter whose work pokes fun at dystopian topics many of which involve technology. Rebecca lives in New York City with her dog, Hannah Arendt.

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