Kevin Macnish, PhD

Consultant in Digital Ethics
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Data Ethics Facilitator

Goal-oriented and accomplished professional with extensive experience in delivering consultancy on high-profile projects, providing evidence to Parliament, and publishing books on ethics of AI and privacy as well as mentoring PhD, masters, and undergraduate students on computer science ethics.

Dr Kevin Macnish is Digital Ethics Consulting Manager with Sopra Steria. A former analyst and manager at GCHQ and the US DOD, Kevin gained his PhD in digital ethics from the University of Leeds in 2013. He has been interviewed by BBC national television and radio and has spoken at both the House of Commons and the House of Lords in relation to digital ethics. In 2018 Kevin published The Ethics of Surveillance: an introduction (Routledge), and in 2020 Big Data and Democracy (Edinburgh University Press). He has published more than 30 academic articles and chapters on the ethics of privacy, AI, and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at international trade and academic conferences.