Chief Executive, Big Brother Watch
Renate Samson has been the chief executive of Big Brother Watch since November 2014. Since joining, she has overseen the organization’s work on the Investigatory Powers Bill, data sharing, big data, surveillance cameras, and issues regarding the Internet of things. She speaks regularly about these subjects and more at conferences, on TV, radio, and in the press. Prior to joining the organization, she was chief of staff to Rt. Hon. David Davis, MP, with whom she worked for five years, predominantly on his civil liberties campaigns. Before working in Parliament, Samson made television documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Sky and other international broadcasters. Samson has a particular interest in connected technologies and the impact of digital citizenry on society.