At work

I work for The Times & the Sunday Times as a Data Journalist. My job is to do investigative journalism using computers. If you have an idea for an investigation or a source of data that should be brought to light, you can email me at:

Warning: The Times and the Sunday Times are owned by News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd. The email service provider is Google, Inc. One or more of these entities may store your message indefinitely and may disclose it to law enforcement agencies and others under certain circumstances. If you wish to protect your anonymity, consider writing to me at Tom Wills, Sunday Times Data Team, 9th Floor, The News Building, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF.

At home

My personal e-mail address is

If you’d like to send me a PGP encrypted messsage, download my public key. Beware, a third party might still be able to intercept your message by compromising your computer or mine. Your e-mail provider and mine will also see the From, To, Subject and Date of your email, along with various other metadata. They may keep a permanent record of this metadata and may disclose it to third parties. Let me know if you wish to send a message or files that require heightened security. (How to use PGP)

I’m trying out, an experimental instant messaging service which aims to provide secure, private communication. Because the service operates over Tor, it leaves very little trace of who you’ve communicated with or what you’ve said. The software is still in beta, so don’t rely on it to protect your anonymity or security. But if you’d like to use Ricochet to contact me, my ID is ricochet:qqgjkri5xa52mhwg

Follow me on Twitter at @TomWills.