Natalie Campbell

Natalie Campbell

Director, Community Organizing and Public Advocacy

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Biography

I am the Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy for the Internet Society. I am passionate about analyzing how government actions could impact the Internet and drive advocacy efforts to grow, protect, and defend an Internet for everyone. 
 
Prior to joining the Internet Society, I was founder and lead consultant of Campbell Communications, a strategic communications agency specializing in policy advocacy, political campaigns, and working with Indigenous communities to promote community-led Internet access solutions. I have also worked at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, where I helped establish the first Canadian Internet Governance Forum.
 
My roots in journalism have given me a passion for plain language and helping people understand how government and business decisions about the Internet can impact our lives. My recent research has focused on the splinternet, examining how different paths could lead the Internet to this worse-case scenario. I’m also interested in new solutions to promote child safety online that don’t undermine encryption.
 
When I'm not at at work, you can find me knitting, cycling, and trying to sneak more plants into my house without my family noticing.

Latest posts

Protecting the Internet As We Know It – Three Things You Can Do Today To Stop the Splinternet Thumbnail
Internet Way of Networking 18 May 2022

Protecting the Internet As We Know It – Three Things You Can Do Today To Stop the Splinternet

Learn how to protect what the Internet needs to exist and thrive—then do something today.

A Safer Internet Starts with More Encryption Thumbnail
Encryption 8 February 2022

A Safer Internet Starts with More Encryption

Security is crucial to a safer Internet, and the only way towards a safer Internet is to take encryption off...

Internet Impact Briefs – A New Way to Assess How Policies May Affect the Internet (and How You Can Create One) Thumbnail
Internet Way of Networking 8 November 2021

Internet Impact Briefs – A New Way to Assess How Policies May Affect the Internet (and How You Can Create One)

There are plenty of things that keep us up at night. From Internet shutdowns, to laws that would poke...

Don’t Make Parents Raise Kids in a World without Encryption Thumbnail
Encryption 9 February 2021

Don’t Make Parents Raise Kids in a World without Encryption

Natalie Campbell, Director of Public Advocacy at the Internet Society and a mother of two, warns against banning or...

Announcing the Launch of the Global Encryption Coalition Thumbnail
Encryption 14 May 2020

Announcing the Launch of the Global Encryption Coalition

Today, more than 30 civil society organizations joined in launching the Global Encryption Coalition, to promote and defend encryption...

Encryption: The Digital PPE We All Need Thumbnail
Encryption 12 May 2020

Encryption: The Digital PPE We All Need

In the midst of a global pandemic, Internet security can be a matter of life and death. Think of...

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