Maria Farrell


Maria Farrell is a writer and consultant on Internet policy and governance. From 2014 – 2016, Maria was a Senior Consultant at InterConnect Communications, where she delivered consulting projects on issues including network neutrality in emerging markets, international cyber-security policy, Internet addressing policy, and new Top Level Domains. She also developed and delivered training for communications regulators and operators on Internet policy and governance.

Previously, Maria was deputy head of corporate affairs and policy officer at ICANN, and has held positions as a telecoms and internet policy expert at the International Chamber of Commerce, the UK's Confederation of British Industry and The Law Society of England and Wales. Maria led communications and a government advisory project at infoDev the World Bank/IFC program for technology and innovation for development.

Maria has worked in various national and international fora in Ireland, UK, France, Belgium and the US. A graduate of University College Dublin, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics, Maria teaches politics and policy on Oxford University’s doctoral programme in cyber security. She is a Board Director of the Open Rights Group. She has written on technology and politics for The Guardian and Slate, and blogs at .

Twitter: @mariafarrell