Jennifer Perry, CEO

Jennifer Perry is the UK’s leading expert on digital abuse, cyber stalking and harassment. She has worked increasingly in this arena for the last five years, primarily on a voluntary basis, and advises the UK stalking charities including: The National Stalking Helpline, Network for Surviving Stalking, Action Scotland Against Stalking as well as Women’s Aid. She works with and provides training to domestic violence and public protection police officers.

One of the first to appreciate the dangers of digital, Jennifer produced the first UK-USA guidelines on cyber risks to domestic violence in 2009. She is the author of the Network for Surviving Stalking and the Women’s Aid national guidelines on Stalking and Harassment: Digital Stalking - A guide to Technology Risk for Victims. That guide was launched in February 2012 and updated in November 2012, and has been adopted as the gold-standard guide for their members by ACPO, UK police, stalking charities and domestic violence groups.

In March 2013, alongside other stalking campaigners, she met with David Cameron when he announced changes to the stalking law specifically citing the need to address the technology risks as part of that review.  Recently, Jennifer consulted with and trained the National Police Improvement Agency who were reviewing their training requirements on stalking and digital issues as part of the new legislation that came into force on the 25th of November 2013. She also provides training to regional police and domestic violence groups on digital stalking issues.

Regularly invited to submit information or attend meetings with government departments, Jennifer has been involved with a great many initiatives and has provided input on digital issues to the Home Office as part of the next stage of Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, as well as part of a report for the parliamentary assembly of the council of Europe. She also contributed, alongside other charities and industry, to Keir Starmer Director of the CPS’s workshop on malicious content issues.

In addition, Jennifer has also been providing advice and support directly to victims and professionals on cyber stalking and safety. She regularly speaks at conferences and contributes articles on stalking and harassment. Prior to Digital-Stalking.com Jennifer also ran e-victims.com, a charity dealing with emerging and early issues of e-crime arising as the Internet developed. That website ran between Jul 2007 and Sep 2010, informing, educating and advocating for victims.

Coming from an early background both in marketing and technology Jennifer is an American with a BA in advertising from the University of Oklahoma from the school of Journalism with minors in PR and marketing.

Jennfier worked for almost 20 years in the tech industry, initially in senior marketing roles for computer companies such as: Amstrad, Commodore, and Siemens Nixdorf Jennifer in 1994 she moved to the Internet industry as Marketing Director for UK Online and CIX. Later she became a marketing consultant for several companies including: United Media, News International, Lloyds of London and several smaller organisations. Throughout her career she has used her journalism background and regularly contributed to technology and marketing journals.

 

Summary of Achievements

  • 2016 Spoke at the Taiwan Modern Women's Foundation Conference on Stalking and trained police and domestic abuse support workers on digital abuse and safeguards.
  • 2016 Nominated and runner up in the Suzy Lamplugh Awards "Taking Stalking Seriously"
  • 2016 Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts
  • 2015 Appointed Board Member Action Scotland Against Scotland
  • 2015 Appointed on Coventry MBA Cyber Security Advisory Board
  • 2015 Assisted with the development of Cyber Essentials Programme
  • 2015 Digital-Trust secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Digital Crime
  • 2014 Founded the Digital-Trust, CIC
  • 2013 Presented “Who’s Watching You” discussing surveillance at Campus Party London
  • 2013 Participated on the panel at the NUJ conference on Internet and the Law
  • 2013 Spoke on the panel of Women's Aid Cyber Stalking conference
  • 2013 Provided recommendations to the CPS on technology issues for non-molestation orders
  • 2012 onwards - Trains police forces, probation groups and domestic violence professionals on digital stalking 2012 Invited to meet with David Cameron on stalking issues.
  • 2012 Presented on “Considering the Risks” raising considerations during product/mobile app development” at Campus Party Berlin
  • 2012 Wrote Digital Stalking: A guide to technology risks for victims. These guidelines have been incorporated in UK police training and are used by many UK support charities.
  • 2011 created Digital-Stalking.com a website dedicated to helping victims of cyberstalking.
  • 2011 submitted paper to Parliamentary Enquiry on Stalking
  • 2011 Speaker at Police Conference: “Stalking – The Hidden Victims”
  • 2010 Submitted a response to the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) Personal Information Online Code of Practice consultation.
  • 2010 Submitted paper and participated in the Oxford Internet Institute - Mapping and Measuring Cybercrime
  • 2009 collaborated with US colleague Linda Criddle to create the first UK or USA guide on technology risks for victims of domestic violence.
  • 2009 Contributed to the OFT e-protection consultation in November 2009.
  • 2009-2013 spokesperson for the Network for Surviving Stalking
  • 2008 helped to establish the new the UK fraud reporting website - Action Fraud
  • 2008 Spoke at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies conference series - Experiencing the law
  • 2007 founded E-Victims, a charity providing support and advice to victims of online crime.
  • 2005 assisted in a project to map e-crime for the Internet Crime Forum