Maria Xynou

Maria is a Policy Associate on the Privacy Project at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore, India. She has previously interned with Privacy International and with the Parliament of Greece. Maria holds a Masters of Science (MSc) in Security Studies from the University College London (UCL).


31. Chaos Communication Congress, 30. Chaos Communication Congress
Ethics, Society & Politics
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS)

Maria is currently working with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) on the Privacy Project in Bangalore, India. As part of this project, she has attended and co-organised multi-stakeholder roundtable meetings for the discussion of the draft Privacy (Protection) Bill 2013 and is investigating surveillance in India. In particular, she is investigating the surveillance industry and surveillance schemes in India and is also doing research on India's UID scheme. In the past, she has undertaken research on surveillance with Privacy International and while in the U.S and in China. Driven by her fear that surveillance will be globally integrated in societies to the extent that promoters of freedom will be treated as terrorists, Maria is fascinated by living in different countries and by exploring surveillance on a global level, with the hope that she will be able to help create a world free from suspicion.


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