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Brittan Heller

Director, Center for Technology and Society

Anti-Defamation League



Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity Education Free Speech Government International Policy Law Legislation Litigation Policy Research

Brittan Heller works at the intersection of human rights, technology, and the law. She is the first Director for Technology and Society for the Anti-Defamation League. She established ADL's Center for Technology and Society, to examine issues like combatting cyberharassment and cyberbullying; bringing civil rights into a digital environment; and leveraging innovations like AI, VR/AR/XR, and gaming to promote justice and fair treatment for all. Heller formerly served in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She investigated and prosecuted genocide, war crimes, human smuggling, and international fraud. Heller also served as the Computer Hacking and IP Coordinator, gaining specific expertise in cybercrime and electronic evidence. In addition, she also handled DOJ's interagency policy work, including at the Atrocities Prevention Board at the White House.