Public Policy Lead on Countering Extremism, Google
Lucy is Google’s Public Policy lead on countering extremism. In this role, she advises Google on content issues across Google’s products and services relating to hate speech, terrorism and violent extremism. She also manages Google’s work with GIFCT and other multilateral fora focused on fighting terrorism in the online space.
Prior to joining Google at the beginning of 2020, Lucy was the Deputy Director for Online Policy in the UK Home Office. In this role she led the UK Government’s policy response to terrorist use of the internet and the Home Office’s joint work with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the UK’s proposal for Online Harms legislation.
Lucy has also held other positions working for the UK Government including advisory roles to UK Government Minsters in the Home Office and Ministry of Defence, as well as policy roles in Defence and the Cabinet Office, covering national security and counter-terrorism issues.