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Tom Steinberg

Senior Contributing Editor

Tom Steinberg is the founder of mySociety, an international nonprofit group that builds digital tools increase citizen-power over institutions and decision-makers, and was its Director until 2015.

Tom’s interest in technology and government came from an unusual background in both fields. He had worked as both a systems administrator, and as a policy analyst and policy maker at various levels of government.

Outside of mySociety, Tom was frequently asked by governments to help formulate policy advice relating to digital issues. He also advised governments and parties across a spectrum of countries, and a range of ideological positions. He believes that good digital government services, usable community tools and powerful transparency sites are not the preserve of any one political ideology.

In 2007 he co-authored The Power of Information Review with Ed Mayo and the Strategy Unit, and from 2010-2012 was a member of the UK government’s Public Sector Transparency Board. He’s also proud to be an adviser to Code For America.


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