Dr Ksenia Bakina

Legal Officer, Privacy International

Ksenia leads Privacy International’s (PI) programme focusing on police surveillance technologies, data exploitation and the law. She is also responsible for legal research and litigation on surveillance and data protection. Prior to joining PI, Ksenia taught law at Queen Mary, University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London.

Ksenia has a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London. Her research examined the contemporary phenomenon of ‘revenge pornography’ and analysed possible legal solutions, focusing on the United Kingdom legal system.

My Sessions

A Deep Dive Into Deepfakes and Revenge Porn

Deepfakes as a tool of misinformation have expanded rapidly. In an era of fake news, this tool has the potential to create serious harm to our democracies, with false content created to influence major political and societal events.

While deepfakes have their potential political dangers, the vast majority of them are used to target women. Research on Deepfakes has consistently found that between 90% and 95% of them are nonconsensual porn.

This session will explore the current threat of deepfakes on disinformation to the general public, risks to businesses, politics, and women.

  • Stewart Room, Partner, Global Head of Data Protection & Cyber Security
  • Olu Odeniyi, Cyber Security and Digital Transformation Advisor
  • Dr Ksenia Bakina, Legal Officer, Privacy International a charity fighting for privacy rights
  • Adam Dodge, Founder, EndTAB