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Stephanie Hankey is a designer and technologist with over 20 years
experience exploring the social and political impact of technology on
society. As a practitioner and field leader she works across disciplines
— design, curation, art and politics.

She helped establish the technology support for civil society sector in
1998 working as a funder at the Open Society Foundation before
cofounding Tactical Tech in 2003, which pioneered work on digital
security and privacy for human rights. Stephanie has a degree in design
and art history and a masters in computer related design from the Royal
College of Art. She was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship for her work as a
social entrepreneur and in 2017 was made a visiting industry fellow at
the Oxford Internet Institute for her work linking personal data to
political targeting.

Stephanie now serves as the executive director of Tactical Tech, which
has grown to become a leading international NGO at the forefront of
capacity building and public education on technology, society, rights
and justice. Stephanie co-curated the award winning touring exhibition,
the Glass Room; enabling over 300,000 people in over 50 countries to
reflect on their relationship with technology and its impact on their
environment. In parallel, she teaches emerging and leading practitioners
on technology and design ethics at design schools in Europe. Her current
work focuses on the increasing use of data technologies in response to
short and long emergencies, from the pandemic to climate change.

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