Jen Persson is the founder of defend digital me.
defend digital me is a call to action to protect children’s rights to privacy and family life. The not-for-profit NGO advocates for safe, fair and transparent data, with a vision for a rights’ respecting environment in state education and across the public sector, in England, and beyond.
Jen was an expert contributor to the development of Guidelines for Data Protection in Educational Settings adopted in 2020 by the Council of Europe Committee on Convention 108, the first and most widely ratified legally binding international instrument in the data protection field. She is a current contributor to the Council of Europe Digital Citizenship project on Artificial Intelligence in education.
She participates regularly in the Civil Society, College of Policing and Home Office working group on the introduction of the new national policing database, and biometrics programme.
Prior to founding defend digital me, she worked for over ten years in industry in data projects and business change management.