Lizzie O’Shea is a lawyer, writer, and broadcaster. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, and Sydney Morning Herald, among others. She was the host of Legal Briefs, for the ABC.


Lizzie is a founder and the chair of Digital Rights Watch, which advocates for human rights online. She is an advisor to the board of the National Justice Project, where she established a Copwatch program, which was a recipient of the Davis Projects for Peace Prize. In 2019, Lizzie was named a Human Rights Hero by Access Now.


Her book, Future Histories (Verso, 2019), looks at radical social movements from history and applies them to debates we have about technology today. It has been shortlisted for the Premier’s Literary Award.