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Yana Welinder
Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
Yana Welinder

About me

I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in May 2013. Before that, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at California Western School of Law, where I taught E-Commerce Law and Information Privacy Law. I have also worked as a Google Policy Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Academic Fellow at Harvard Law School, and spent several years in private practice. I hold an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a J.D. from University of Southern California, and an LL.B. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In addition to my work for Wikimedia, I research and write about online communities, intellectual property, and information privacy in affiliation with Stanford Center for Internet and Society. My recent publications include A Face Tells More than a Thousand Posts: Developing Face Recognition Privacy in Social Networks, 26 Harvard J. L. & T. 165 (2012) and Facing Real-Time Identification in Mobile Apps & Wearable Computers, 30 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 89 (2014).

I love art, design, architecture, and travel. I’m bilingual in Swedish and Russian and have lived in Sweden, Russia, Ireland, the UK, and various cities on both coasts of the U.S. before settling down in beautiful San Francisco.

My work

I manage the legal work for trademarks, Wikipedia Zero, and HR and work on various other matters that arise out of running all the wonderful Wikimedia projects.
Disclaimer: Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated. The legal team can only represent the Wikimedia Foundation on legal matters, so we are unable to give legal advice to others, including community members, editors, or contributors. Communications with members of the legal team are not consultations and do not create any confidential relationship.

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