Maria Xynou works in Berlin with the Tactical Technology Collective on the MyShadow, Trackography and Security in-a-box projects. In her spare time she works on Surveillance without Borders, a resource which illustrates how surveillance is being carried out around the world based on the Snowden revelations.
Previously, Xynou lived in India where she worked with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS). Her work included legal and investigatory research on India's surveillance industry and surveillance schemes. She helped organise five multi-stakeholder roundtable meetings across India for the discussion of draft privacy legislation. Maria also interned with Privacy International and with the Parliament of Greece, and holds a Masters of Science degree in Security Studies from the University College London.