Yuan (“You-anne”) Stevens (they/them) is a legal and policy expert focused on sociotechnical security and human rights.

They work towards a world where powerful actors—and the systems they build—are held accountable to the public, especially when it comes to equity-seeking communities. 

They bring years of international experience to their work as a Legal and Policy Adviser on digital rights for children and young people on the Amnesty Tech team at Amnesty International in London, UK.

Committed to publicly accessible legal and technical knowledge, Yuan has written for popular media outlets such as the Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen and has been quoted in news stories by the CBC, the Globe & Mail, and the New York Times.

Yuan is a research fellow at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa, where they also obtained their LL.M with a concentration in and technology.

When they’re not examining the role of technology in creating dystopian futures around the world, you can find them advancing their unambitious DJ career, dancing at local haunts or keeping up with loved ones in Montreal, Ontario and Newfoundland.