Elinor Buxton

Elinor is the Foreign Office’s specialist on international cybersecurity and internet policy. As part of the Foreign Office’s National Security Research Group she provides advice and analysis to inform and influence policy on internet-related issues from net neutrality to offensive cyber doctrine.

Before joining the diplomatic service in March 2014, Elinor was a science and tech policy adviser at the Royal Society (the UK’s national science academy) where she worked on priorities for cybersecurity research, and an analyst at a Canadian consultancy where she advised broadcasters, tech companies and governments on human rights, technology and internet policy in the Middle East, Central Asia, Iran, Russia and China. Elinor graduated from the University of Oxford with a master’s degree in Physics and Philosophy and also holds a postgraduate diploma in law.

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