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