Annie Machon

Formerly MI5, (Currently Using My Intelligence)
LEAP Europe, Freelance
International Affairs


I am the founder of the Courage Fund to Protect Journalistic Sources and a former MI5 spy. I engaged THNK participants in a spirited exchange about transparency, privacy rights and democracy. I explained how whistle-blowers are the regulators of last resort in a system which is no longer accountable to anyone. Participants passionately argued for different positions on the possibility and desirability of intentional data sharing.