About Code & Consequence

Technological luddism is not a tenable option for any individual (even the most off-the-grid types). Existing in society at all necessitates the presence of a digital record of who you are from receiving medical care, banking, or simply buying a snack. In the United States (and arguably the rest of the world), there is no single approach that an individual can take to understand the vastness of their digital footprint.

Code & Consequence is a newsletter looking critically at the way technology is being used (and abused), it’s impact on society and the world, and thinking more critically about the way we decide to engage with the unprecedented speed of changes affecting humanity. The intersection of policy and technology is an area that is becoming increasingly important.

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Tariq Yusuf

Code & Consequence is written by Tariq Yusuf. Tariq is a technology policy, digital privacy, and security specialist with 8+ years of experience in the technology industry. He specializes in the intersection of privacy, engineering, legal, and policy, taking a cross-functional approach to problems facing both technology and society. He is graduating in 2023 with his Master in Jurisprudence from the University of Washington School of Law and received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science at the University of Washington in 2011.

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Tariq Yusuf

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