Camille Francois

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Camille Francois is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. Francois’ research focuses on the notion of cyber peace, and the intersection of human rights, cybersecurity, and cyber operations.

Francois is also principal researcher at Jigsaw, a think tank and technology incubator within Google/Alphabet. She leads an interdisciplinary research program to design and implement interventions focused on protecting users from state-sponsored cyber threats against civil society, tackling violent extremism and new forms of political propaganda, and embedding fairness in machine learning and algorithmic processes.

Previously, Francois served as a special advisor to the CTO of France within the Prime Minister's office, led research projects on cybersecurity and human rights for the Mozilla Foundation and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and worked for Google’s Market Insights team.

A Fulbright Fellow, Francois holds a master’s degree in human rights from the French Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po) and a master’s degree in international security from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Francois was formerly a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society. A frequent speaker in international conferences, her work has appeared in various publications, including WIRED, Defense Dossier, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Scientific American.