Camille François on Cybersecurity and Democracy
Camille François is principal researcher at Jigsaw, a think tank and technology incubator within Google/Alphabet, where she is leading an interdisciplinary research program focused on state-sponsored cyber threats against civil society, and media manipulation. She also established an internal working group on fairness and algorithmic biases in machine learning. Previously, Camille served as a special advisor to the CTO of France within the prime minister’s office, led research projects on cybersecurity and human rights for the Mozilla Foundation or the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and worked for Google’s market insights team. A Fulbright Fellow, Camille holds a master’s degree in human rights from the French Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po) and a master’s degree in international security from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Camille was also a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society (where she remains an affiliate), and a visiting scholar at the Columbia Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies and at King’s College War Studies Department.
Camille’s research has focused on building out the notion of cyber peace, and on the intersection of human rights, cybersecurity, and cyber operations. A frequent speaker in international conferences, her work has appeared in various publications, including Wired, Defense Dossier, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Scientific American. Camille serves as a member of the Freedom Online Coalition’s Working Group on a Free & Secure Internet and is involved several free culture advocacy projects. She serves as a digital advisor for Libraries Without Borders, and she is on the Scientific Committee of the French Wikimedia Foundation.