Karoliina Ainge is Independent Diplomat’s Cybersecurity and Technology Lead. In this role, she explores diplomatic processes on cyberspace and technology issues.

Karoliina is the former Head of Estonian Cyber Security Policy. She worked in the government CIO’s office where she coordinated activities under the national cyber strategy and participated in the launch of numerous e-government initiatives, including data embassies and e-residency. She concentrated on ensuring that e-government innovations are respectful of cyber security concerns without compromising the digital rights of users.

Karoliina holds an MA (First Class Honours) in Politics and International Relations and MRes in Political Research from the University of Aberdeen where she focused on security issues in her research. She is an alumnus of the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation.