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Yuan Stevens is a legal researcher specializing in public interest law, technology, and computer security. She is a research affiliate and external researcher at Data & Society Research Institute (NYC), where she is conducting a collaborative ethnographic project on the work of computer hackers. She is also a lawyer-in-training with Mark Phillips in Montréal, a sole practitioner whose legal practice involves privacy law and access to information (including the right to be forgotten). She received her B.C.L./LL.B (JD) from McGill University in 2017, working as a research assistant for hacker expert Gabriella Coleman. She serves on the board of directors for Open Privacy Research Institute, Head & Hands in Montréal, and previously worked at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.