Nick Pickles Director, Big Brother Watch

Nick Pickles is Director of civil liberties and privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch. A Law graduate of the University of Durham, before joining Big Brother Watch he worked with small SMEs and multinational companies in corporate communications, in addition to working in the House of Commons.

A candidate in the 2010 General Election, Nick stood against Yvette Cooper, achieving a 12.5% swing to the Conservatives. He has remained a commentator on a wide variety of issues including digital privacy and web-blocking, CCTV, civil liberties and digital government.

Nick is also a renowned music photographer, and recently won the prestigious Rock Archive Glastonbury 2011 photography competition for his shot of the Kaiser Chiefs. His work has appeared in publications across the world.