Gus Hosein is the Executive Director of Privacy International. He has worked at the intersection of technology and human rights for over twenty years. He developed national, regional and global campaigns on communications surveillance, worked on national security and anti-terrorism policy and led global advocacy against border registration, biometric collection, tracking of migration, travel profiling and mass surveillance of financial data flows.
He has acted as an external evaluator for UNHCR, advised the UN Special Rapporteur on Terrorism and Human Rights, and has advised a number of other international organisations.
He holds a B.Math (Hons) from the University of Waterloo and a PhD from the University of London.