Kat Duffy is a visiting senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab and advises companies, governments, and international nongovernmental organizations on building socially responsible business practices within the technology sector, developing strategies to align emerging technologies with democratic norms and human rights, and implementing best practices for civil-society engagement in the tech and human-rights space. 

Through her previous work at the US State Department and in the nonprofit sector, Duffy has overseen the implementation of more than a hundred million dollars in foreign assistance and philanthropic programming designed to support democracy, rights, and governance initiatives across the globe, with a particular focus on digital rights, digital safety, civic tech, and tech platform social accountability. 

Duffy is also an expert advisor for the World Economic Forum’s Partnering with Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Initiative, and previously served for five years on the board of directors of the Global Network Initiative, where she helped drive the expansion and diversification of nongovernmental organization constituency participants. Duffy received her BA from Yale University and her JD from the University of Michigan, and has lived and worked in Spain, South Africa, Colombia, and Cuba. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and currently resides in Tunisia.