In addition to his role as research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Dr. Brown has served as a trustee of Privacy International, the Open Rights Group, and the Foundation for Information Policy Research. He has also served as an adviser to Greenpeace, the Refugee Children's Consortium, Amnesty International, and Creative Commons UK. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the International University of Japan, and the British Computer Society. He also has served as a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and has consulted for numerous organizations including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, JP Morgan, McAfee, and the BBA.
Dr. Brown has written for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, and Guardian. In 2004, he was voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the development of the internet in the United Kingdom during the previous decade.