Brittany Smith is Data & Society’s policy director. Previously, she spent 10 years at Alphabet. Most recently, she worked at DeepMind where she led partnerships and public engagement on AI policy, human rights, and racial justice. Prior to joining DeepMind, she worked on Google’s public policy and government affairs strategy teams in San Francisco and London, supporting Google’s work across EMEA against online extremism and hate speech, as well as working on child safety & privacy issues. She grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Northwestern. She currently lives in London after moving there a few years ago to study gender and public policy at the London School of Economics.