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Brittan Heller

Director of Technology and Society

ADL's Center for Technology and Society



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Brittan Heller heads ADL’s Center for Technology and Society, based in Silicon Valley, to bring civil rights into the digital age. She works on the toughest issues of today – hate speech, hate crimes, online extremism, and misuse/abuse of online platforms. She's applied data visualization, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other exponential technologies for social good. Brittan formerly served in the Department of Justice, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions section, where she specialized in the intersection of human rights and technology. Before government service, Brittan practiced international human rights law, where she built a law school in Kabul, Afghanistan, assisted North Korean refugees, and prosecuted the first cases at the International Criminal Court. During law school, Brittan spearheaded groundbreaking impact litigation to combat cyber-harassment and advocated for cyber civil rights. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School.

Keywords: technology, civil rights, human rights, AI, VR, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, gaming, justice, law, hate speech, hate crimes, for good