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Nani Jansen Reventlow is the founding Director of the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation. She is a recognized international lawyer and expert in human rights litigation responsible for standard-setting freedom of expression cases across several national and international jurisdictions.

As a 2016-2017 Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center, Nani developed the Catalysts for Collaboration website, which offers a set of best practices and case studies encouraging activists to collaborate across disciplinary silos and use strategic litigation in digital rights campaigns. She is currently a BKC Affiliate and has been an advisor to Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic since 2016. 

Nani is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, Adjunct Professor at Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government, and an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers.


Publications

Aug 14, 2017

Perspectives on Harmful Speech Online

This collection of short essays and opinion pieces on harmful speech online covers a broad spectrum of thought and ideas from the Berkman Klein community. More


News

Euractiv
Jun 19, 2020

US Corporations are talking about bans for AI. Will the EU?

The European Commission’s public consultation closed, leaving the EU to grapple with what the public think about AI regulation More


Community

Digital Privacy News

UK Court Spurns Police in First Legal Test of Face Recognition

Nani Jansen Reventlow comments on legal challenge to the use of facial recognition

Aug 20, 2020
Al Jazeera

Data collection is not the solution for Europe's racism problem

Structural racism can be combatted only if there is political will, not more data.

Jul 29, 2020
Slate

How Amazon’s Moratorium on Facial Recognition Tech Is Different From IBM’s and Microsoft’s

Are we ready to have a conversation about racial and social justice in relation to technology? Asks Nani Jansen Reventlow

Jun 11, 2020
Medium

COVID-19 and the Digital Rights Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an equally urgent digital rights crisis.

Apr 16, 2020

BKC at FAT* 2020

Nani Jansen Reventlow and Yochai Benkler deliver keynotes at the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT*)

Mar 4, 2020
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Unboxing Artificial Intelligence

10 steps to protect Human Rights

May 14, 2019
Medium

Digital rights are *all* human rights, not just civil and political

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights consults with the field

Bringing into focus the impact that new technologies can have on socio-economic, civil and political rights

Feb 27, 2019
AWE

Sticks and Stones

Freedom of Speech in Europe and the U.S.

"The First Amendment is rather unique. Free speech is widely protected with very few exceptions."

Sep 21, 2018
Knight First Amendment Institute

Internet Freedom Without Imperialism

"The US has neglected the role of other rights and non-state entities in guaranteeing online freedom"

Jun 15, 2018

Events

Event
Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Promoting Fairness, Equity, and Human Rights in Tech

Perspectives from Europe and the US on a Law and Policy Agenda

VIDEO & PODCAST: A broad overview of the landscape for regulating cutting-edge digital technologies in Europe and the US More

Event
Apr 25, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

The International State of Digital Rights, a Conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur

David Kaye in conversation with Nani Jansen Reventlow

UN Special Rapporteur on the… More

Nov 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Transparency and Freedom of Information in the Digital Age

This symposium seeks to examine the present state of play with respect to transparency and freedom of information. More

Nov 3, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Litigating Free Speech Cases in the African Regional Courts

featuring Berkman Klein Fellow, Nani Jansen Reventlow

Join us for a discussion with Nani Jansen Reventlow, Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, on the topic of… More