Christine Runnegar

Christine Runnegar

Senior Director, Internet Trust

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Biography

I am the Senior Director, Internet Trust at the Internet Society, advocating for an open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet. With a background in regulatory litigation and an international outlook, I complements my security and privacy expertise with a deep appreciation of technology.

I am the Internet Society's senior expert on Internet security and privacy. I'm proud to serve on the board of the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), home of Let’s Encrypt, the free, automated, and open certificate authority. Let’s Encrypt provides digital certificates to millions of websites, ensuring a more secure and privacy-respecting Web for users all over the world. I also co-chair the W3C Privacy Interest Group (PING), bringing privacy-by-design to Web standards, and I help shape critical Internet policy issues at institutions such as the OECD, APEC, Council of Europe, AUC, and the UN.

As an avid user of encrypted services, advancing Internet security for users is both a professional and a personal goal.

Latest posts

Making Intermediaries Liable for Encrypted Content Breaks Trust and Security Thumbnail
Encryption 4 June 2020

Making Intermediaries Liable for Encrypted Content Breaks Trust and Security

In December 2018, the Indian Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) proposed a significant change to its intermediary...

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Encryption 17 April 2019

Leaders of the G7: A Safer World Means Strong, Secure Communication

In the recent G7 outcome document “Combating the use of the Internet for Terrorism and Violent Extremist Purposes“, Ministers...

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Encryption 17 July 2018

Encryption Is Critical for the Australian Economy

On 17 July 2018, the Internet Society and its locally based chapter, Internet Australia, joined 75 organizations in signing...

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Building Trust 6 July 2017

Hit Pause: Take a Moment to Reflect on the Repercussions of the Recent Ransomware Attacks

As these devastating global ransomware attacks illustrate, cybersecurity is not an issue that can be ignored. Any time a...

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Privacy 21 April 2017

Join forces to eliminate spam – read the new report from the CRTC

What are the best ways to reduce spam? How can we work together to reduce this threat and create...

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Human Rights 27 January 2017

Shield & Sword – 10 tips to protect yourself online

Last weekend, millions joined the Women’s March in the US and across the world. They stood up for their...

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