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Mailyn Fidler is a Technology & First Amendment Fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. There, she is helping build out a policy and litigation platform on issues related to the press and new technologies. Her independent research focuses on First Amendment and Fourth Amendment issues.

She also works on Internet legislation in developing countries, and international politics and law relating to surveillance technologies and practices. She has been a part of the BKC community since she was a fellow in 2016-17 and is a graduate of Yale Law School, Oxford University, and Stanford University.


Sep 13, 2017

Cross-Border Data Access Reform

A Primer on the Proposed U.S.-U.K. Agreement

A brief primer on how cross-border data access requests currently work, options for reform, and major challenges to reform ahead.



Four Obstacles to Local Surveillance Ordinances

Why local ordinances against police surveillance fail in some cities but not others

Sep 4, 2020
Just Security

Conscientious Objectors and Whistleblowers

Sentencing Should Recognize First Amendment Interests

Mailyn Fidler writes about First Amendment interests in a recent case regarding whistleblowing.

Oct 18, 2018