Brittan Heller

Brittan Heller
Counsel, Corporate Social Responsibility
Foley Hoag LLP

Brittan Heller has structured her practice at Foley Hoag around the areas of law, technology and human rights. She specializes in advising companies on privacy, freedom of expression, content moderation, online harassment, disinformation, civic engagement, cyberhate and hate speech, and online extremism.

As the founding director of the Center on Technology and Society for the Anti-Defamation League, Brittan proposed new policies and implemented programs to prevent bias, racism, discrimination, and the spread of disinformation, with a focus on protecting minority populations. She also collaborated with major online platforms and gaming companies to combat cyberhate, and produced and launched new technology for good, in mediums like AI, VR/AR/XR and data visualization.

Brittan previously worked for the International Criminal Court on its first cases and the U.S. Department of Justice - Criminal Division, prosecuting grave human rights violations for the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section. Brittan prosecuted genocide and war crimes, and managed multinational investigations of hum

Recent Events and Presentations

March 4, 2021

ITIF released a new report and hosted a conversation with experts and industry leaders in AR/VR to discuss what unique privacy risks these technologies raise, how AR/VR providers are mitigating these concerns, and how existing and proposed privacy laws and regulations will impact AR/VR technologies.