Ayden Férdeline is a public interest technologist and researcher based in Berlin. He is currently the lead rapporteur of the Working Group on Pluralism of Information in Curation and Indexation Algorithms at the Forum on Information and Democracy.
He was previously a Technology Policy Fellow with the Mozilla Foundation, where he researched the ongoing development and harmonization of privacy and data protection laws around the world. He also represented European civil society organizations on the Council of ICANN’s Generic Names Supporting Organization, the body which sets binding policy for generic top-level domain names like .COM and .ORG.
As an independent researcher, he has studied the impact of the internet on society for Coworker.org, the National Democratic Institute, and the National Endowment for Democracy, among other organizations. He is an alumnus of the London School of Economics.
Updated November 2022
More from Ayden Férdeline
Ayden Férdeline at the Interledger Summit
Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline is moderating a panel at the Interledger Summit 2023.
Landecker Fellows at the Internet Governance Forum 2023
Three Landecker Fellows are participating in a hybrid session at the Internet Governance Forum 2023 focusing on Strengthening Worker Autonomy in the Modern Workplace.
Event invitation: Human Rights and Generative AI for Activists
On September 21, Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline is joining Amnesty International & Fight for the Future's event discussing various ways that new and emerging technologies risk amplifying inequality.
WSIS Turns Twenty: Implications for the Media Development Community
Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline wrote an opinion piece focusing on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and its framework that shapes today’s international norms on Internet governance.
Ayden cited by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline was cited in the Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General.
As AI Spreads, Will We Get Regulation Right?
Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline was cited as an expert in a Pew Research Center research focusing on changes in digital life as we know it.
Ayden Férdeline's Submission to the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology
Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline submitted a written input to the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, calling for national governments to reaffirm the definition of Internet governance agreed as part of the Tunis Agenda in 2005.
Ayden Férdeline's written submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline has submitted a written input to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, requested by the Human Rights Council Resolution 47/23.
Ayden Férdeline at the Mozilla Festival 2023
Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline moderated a session at the Mozilla Festival 2023. The panel explored how advocates believe we can reclaim and build worker power in an age of workplace surveillance.
Artificial Intelligence will threaten human trust, agency and democratic values
The Pew Research Center recently published a new study about how much control people will retain over essential decision-making as digital systems and AI spread. Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline was cited as an expert in this research.