European Digital Rights is proud to announce that Gail Rego has joined the team at the Brussels office as the new Senior Communications and Media Manager. Gail is responsible for promoting the work of the EDRi network, improving the communication and strengthening the public identity of EDRi as well as developing stronger relationships with media and the press specifically.

Gail has a decade of experience in communication and community building roles in the UAE, Colombia, Malaysia, Kenya, and Belgium. She started working on tech and child rights related projects and campaigns during her role as Head of Communications and Membership at Missing Children Europe. This included campaigns against child tracking apps, a multi-stakeholder project to improve missing children investigations using blockchain, geofencing, social media analysis etc. and the NotFound web app that replaces website 404 pages with posters of missing children. Previously, she worked as the Communications and Partnerships Manager at the European Venture Philanthropy Association. She is a member of Young Feminist Europe and the People of Colour Brussels group.

Gail is a human rights activist passionate about dismantling systems of oppression that continue to silence and threaten women, people of colour, migrants, and other marginalized groups. She hopes to help bridge the gap between inclusive communities, intersectional identities and technologies such as AI to face the growing inequality, misinformation and polarization of societies. Read her blogpost on how algorithmic bias prevents access to jobs here.