Ilana Ullman is the Policy and Communications Analyst with the Ranking Digital Rights project, which evaluates the world’s leading internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies’ disclosed policies and practices affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy.
Before joining RDR, Ilana was a Google Policy Fellow at the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, where she contributed research to the first-ever report surveying US law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology. Previously, Ilana worked in the Global Internet Freedom program at Freedom House, where she implemented internet governance initiatives, led digital security trainings, and provided support for projects promoting and protecting human rights online.
Ilana graduated with distinction from Central European University, where she earned an MA in Public Policy with a specialization in Media, Information, and Communications Policy. She wrote her thesis on law enforcement surveillance of the 2015 Baltimore protests after the death of Freddie Gray. She also holds a BA in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Former Visiting Researcher: Data, actors, infrastructures