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James Eaton-Lee

James Eaton-Lee is the director of digital and information security at Open Briefing. James is a technologist with over 20 years experience in privacy, digital safety, and cybersecurity, with the last eight years in senior roles in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, James was the chief information security officer at the global humanitarian consortium NetHope, and ran its digital protection programme for NGOs. He was previously the head of information security at Oxfam GB, where he built and ran its first privacy and security team, and director of privacy and responsible data at Simprints, a nonprofit technology company from the University of Cambridge. As a board member, adviser, and volunteer, James has supported dozens of communities and projects to work safely and sustainably, from grassroots human rights defenders to the open source and technology communities. Before moving into the non-profit sector, he spent a decade as a cybersecurity consultant across a range of industries.

Richard Tynan

Richard Tynan is a digital and information security consultant at Open Briefing. Richie is a technologist and ethical hacker who has been building and evaluating secure systems for over 15 years. He is passionate about using technology to help civil society organisations flourish and well known for providing clear and concise explanations of complex legal and technology issues and the interplay between them. Richie was the director of digital and information security at Open Briefing until February 2024. He was previously a penetration tester at Guardian News & Media, where he served for a period as the most-senior member of their information security team. Prior to that, he was the head of technology at Privacy International for five years, and also led the organisation’s data exploitation programme for two years. Richie holds a PhD in computer science, a graduate diploma in law, and a BCS foundation certificate in data protection.