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About Dia Kayyali

Dia Kayyali was most recently an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in San Francisco, California. Dia has worked on EFF’s Street Level Surveillance and Surveillance Self-Defense projects, advocated for anonymity and privacy with governmental bodies and companies, and has coordinated a variety of US campaigns to limit surveillance at the national and local level. As a Syrian-American, they got especially interested in surveillance because of the experiences of Arab and Muslim Americans after 9/11. Dia holds a B.A from UC Berkeley in Cultural Anthropology, and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law.

Articles by Dia Kayyali

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Street surveillance and skyrocketing self-defence

At the World Forum for Democracy 2015, we interviewed the former Electronic Frontier Foundation activist about their work, hopes for inspiring legislative change, and building on the stubborn success of Max Schrems.

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