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Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder
Own Your Data Foundation

Brittany Kaiser is an entrepreneur, activist and globally recognized expert in data protection, technology and legislative reform, having spent most of her career advising governments, companies and campaigns on policy and strategy. As a former whistleblower, she concentrates on the convergence of technology and ethics through education, advocacy and technology advisory.

As Co-Founder of the Own Your Data Foundation, she trains governments, corporates and families in digital literacy, providing critical information on how to be safe and successful in our digital lives. As Co-Founder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), she assists in legislative drafting and lobbying on laws that protect individuals' digital rights. She has helped write, advocate for, and pass over 30 laws in privacy, blockchain technology, and digital asset ownership, and sits on multiple US Congressional Subcommittees on Blockchain, Fintech and Digital Innovation. Ms Kaiser is also very active in the NFT community, collaborating on "NFTs for Impact" strategies to fund nonprofits and social causes in partnership with top brands and celebrities. She was named in the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Crypto and Blockchain" for her advocacy work by Crypto.com and Cointelegraph.

Ms Kaiser sits on the board of directors and advisory board of many companies across industries, working on data ethics, compliance and strategy. Most notably, she is the Chair of the Board for Gryphon Digital Mining, one of the world's largest bitcoin mining companies and the first to be ESG-focused and carbon neutral. At Gryphon, Ms Kaiser leads the ESG strategy, from carbon emissions reduction strategy, investment into climate solutions, and engagement in climate diplomacy on behalf of the crypto industry. She is also on the board of directors for Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. Both Lucy and Gryphon aim to go public on the Nasdaq in 2022.

On her public philanthropic work, Ms Kaiser is an advisor on the crypto fundraising campaign to crowdfund humanitarian aid for Ukraine, working with the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation, blockchain companies and individuals to raise funds needed to protect human rights and freedom for Ukrainians and refugees.

Ms Kaiser is the best-selling author of Targeted published globally by Harper Collins, and she is the main subject of Netflix original documentary "The Great Hack", nominated for an Emmy, BAFTA and shortlisted for an Oscar. As a renowned thought leader and public speaker, Ms Kaiser is represented by CAA and has spoken at prestigious events at the United Nations, the European and British Parliaments, the G20, and WebSummit, and is a regular keynote speaker for Fortune1000 boards and private government events globally.

Ms Kaiser holds an undergraduate and (MA) with honors in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, an (LLM) in International Human Rights Law from the University of London Birkbeck College of Law, and an MPhil in International Law from Middlesex University. She spends a lot of time investing in making further education on technology and digital literacy accessible and is a frequent guest lecturer at Universities such as Harvard, Oxford and Columbia.

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Events featuring Brittany Kaiser

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