“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Nele Achten is an affiliate at the Belfer Center’s Cyber Security Project. Her research examines obligations of states and private companies to prevent and protect against malicious and destructive cyber activities.
Nele recently worked as a lecturer of constitutional, human rights and migration law for law enforcement officers in Germany. She previously passed her bar exam in Germany, and worked as legal trainee in different institutions such as Amnesty International, the German embassy in Colombia and Eurojust (EU agency for transnational judicial co-operation in criminal matters). Nele also worked as a research assistant at the International Law Commission and at the University of Geneva. She holds a German law degree (Erstes Staatsexamen) and a LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.Last Updated: Jun 12, 2018, 1:51pm