Sunita Bose

Head of Policy & Global Brand, Change.org
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Sunita Bose

Head of Policy & Global Brand, Change.org
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Biography

Sunita established the Change.org policy team in 2013 in San Francisco, where she lived for almost five years, before relocating home to Sydney. She has developed the company’s Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Community Guidelines and the company’s internal policy infrastructure to manage harmful user-generated content, in areas such as bullying, hate speech, defamation, fake news, copyright, personal information exposure, child protection and data sharing requests. She project-managed Change.org’s complex compliance with the EU’s new data protection regulation (GDPR) and other legislation, and works with product & engineering teams to develop effective tools to manage abuse, and ensure privacy by design.

 

Sunita is an advocate for government policies that enable innovation and free speech online, and her opinions have been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, ABC Online and TechCrunch. She has spoken at international Internet conferences such as RightsCon and Personal Democracy Forum.

 

Sunita previously worked in strategic communications at the international aid agencies Oxfam and UNICEF, where her work included advocacy campaigns targeted at companies to improve their policies. At Oxfam, she co-led the global communications launch strategy for the “Behind the Brands” campaign, which successfully lobbied Nestlé, Mondelez, Mars, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Mills, and Kellogg’s to improve their labour and environmental policies. She has a Masters of Policy from the University of New South Wales, where she focused on organisational policy.