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Alena Popova (@alenapopova) is a social and political activist and the Director of Ethics & Technology , a think tank based in Russia. She is an advocate for digital rights and the use of technology for public good. Her organization’s areas of expertise include surveillance, personal data and autonomous weapons.
Alena is also a recognized women’s rights activist and social media influencer, best known for her “I didn’t want to die” digital campaign against domestic violence. She is currently coordinating work to pass the first anti-domestic violence law in Russia.
Alena holds a law degree from Kutafin Moscow State Law University and a journalism degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University.