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Brittan Heller heads ADL’s Center for Technology and Society, based in Silicon Valley, to bring civil rights into the digital age. Brittan formerly served in the Department of Justice, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions section, where she specialized in the intersection of human rights and technology.

Before government service, Brittan practiced international human rights law overseas, where she built a law school in Kabul, Afghanistan, assisted North Korean refugees throughout Asia, and prosecuted the first cases at the International Criminal Court. During law school, Brittan spearheaded groundbreaking impact litigation to combat cyber-harassment and advocated for cyber civil rights. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School.


The Atlantic

Stories from the front lines of the fight against hate speech

Brittan Heller joins the Atlantic to explore the debate about free speech — on campuses, on tech platforms, and in our political life.

Dec 5, 2018
Technology for Global Security

The Online Targeting of Journalists with Anti-Semitic Intimidation

How can platforms help to combat the targeting and harassment of journalists?

Oct 25, 2018


Oct 22, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

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VIDEO & PODCAST: A discussion about Megan Phelps-Roper's book Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church.