Quite simply, Annie’s the type of woman that makes James Bond seem like an underachiever. After years working in counter-terrorism for mi5, Annie Machon had a crisis of conscience. Boldly turning against the powers that be, she turned whistleblower, taking on one of the most secretive and powerful agencies in the UK. Having incurred the wrath of the government and facing intimidation on all levels, she fled to Paris and then Berlin. She is now a Director of Code Red – the next step in privacy and anti-surveillance campaigning. She’ll be talking about her efforts to make the world a safer, more transparent place.
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