Jacob Dexe

Tech policy Expert

Public Affairs Manager at IAB Sverige. PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from KTH. Masters in Political Science from Lund University. 10 years of experience as a researcher and project manager at RISE and Fores, as well as a deep involvement in tech policy and politics in Sweden. Specialized in privacy, transparency and the ethics of digital technologies, and how tech affects society.


I’m a political scientist with a PhD-project in Human-Computer interaction from KTH, and currently work as the Public Affairs Manager at IAB Sverige. Previously, I’ve worked as a researcher at RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, and research- and communications assistant at the think tank Fores. I have been working with ICT related issues, especially privacy and tech ethics, and research for over 10 years.

My research covers transparency, privacy and ethics issues in AI and other digital systems, as well as societal impact of/on digitalization in general. My masters in Political Science focused on policy making processes.

The combination of my background in political science, working at a technological research institute, work with questions involving plenty of psychology, law and other fields, has given me a broad analytical framework for questions that are rarely solved using just one of these perspectives.

I'm also former vice chairman of both EDS (European Democrat Students) and FMSF Sweden. I've worked at Försvarsutbildarna as an instructor in basic CBRN-protection. I attended Stureakademin, a year long education in politics, public affairs and writing hosted by Timbro, in 2010 and received a scholarship for my work there.


2023 - present
IAB Sverige
Public Affairs Manager

2015 - 2023
Researcher and project manager

2013 - 2014
Communcations - and research assistant

2012 - 2013
Social Sciences Student Union
Vice chair with responsibility for educational matters


2018 - 2022
Industrial PhD in Human-Computer interaction

2011 - 2015
Lund University
M.Sc. in Political Science


2008 - 2011
Lund University
B.Sc in Political Science