Callum Voge

Callum Voge

Senior Government Affairs and Advocacy Advisor - Europe

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Biography

I joined the Internet Society in July 2021 and serve as the Senior Government Affairs and Advocacy Advisor for Europe. In my role I track and analyze incoming legislation to understand how it may positively or negatively impact the Internet and use this information to advocate for change.
 
Prior to joining the Internet Society, I worked as a senior policy advisor in the UK Civil Service, where I was team lead on Internet safety negotiations under the UK’s G7 presidency. As a UK civil servant, I additionally conducted research and produced policy recommendations on digital currencies, mobile payments, and government engagement with international big tech. I also spent five years working for the nonprofit media organization Project Syndicate, where I negotiated grants and media partnerships with leading publications in 55 countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. These experiences have shaped my passion for the intersections of technology, freedom of speech, and media sustainability.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Oxford as well as Bachelor degrees in International Politics and East Asian Studies from New York University.

I have a passion for languages and speak fluent Mandarin Chinese as well as intermediate Czech and Russian. My favorite thing to do on a weekend is to head to the countryside for a hike or bike ride.

Latest posts

UK Online Safety Bill Set to Weaken Encryption and Put UK Internet Users At Risk Thumbnail
Encryption 19 January 2022

UK Online Safety Bill Set to Weaken Encryption and Put UK Internet Users At Risk

The Internet Society joins the UK England Chapter in calling for a redraft of the UK’s Online Safety Bill...

European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive Threatens Internet with Fragmentation and Creates Security Risks Thumbnail
Internet Way of Networking 15 October 2021

European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive Threatens Internet with Fragmentation and Creates Security Risks

The second iteration of the European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive, NIS 2, was written with good intentions....

Advocacy Groups Must Stand Up for Encryption—While They Still Can Thumbnail
Encryption 14 October 2021

Advocacy Groups Must Stand Up for Encryption—While They Still Can

Encrypted messaging is indispensable for advocacy groups that use the technology to stand up for their communities. As new...