Yuan (“You-anne”) Stevens is a legal and policy expert focused on information security and data protection rights. She works towards a world where powerful actors—and the systems they build—are held accountable to the public, especially when it comes to vulnerable or marginalized people. She brings years of international experience to her role at the Ryerson Leadership Lab as Policy Lead on Technology, Cybersecurity and Democracy, having examined the impacts of technology on vulnerable populations in Canada, the US, and Germany. Yuan is a research affiliate at Data & Society Research Institute and the Centre for Media, Technology & Democracy at McGill University. She previously worked at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society during her studies in law at McGill University.