Elizabeth is an internationally renowned privacy expert (CIPP/E, CIPP/US), lawyer, researcher, and author focused on the ethical and human rights implications of new and advanced technologies, with a specific emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain, and digital identity. She is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics with bylines in Wired, Slate, NPR, Forbes, and The New York Times, among other outlets.
A senior research associate at Oxford’s Institute for Ethics in AI, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Elizabeth has also held fellowships with Stanford's Digital Civil Society Lab and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She serves as the Guest Editor to MIT Sloan Management Review’s Responsible AI project and was named one of the "Brilliant Women in AI Ethics" in 2022 by Women in AI Ethics.
As the founder and CEO of HACKYLAWYER, an innovative consultancy focused on law and policy engineering, Elizabeth has advised the World Bank, U.K. Parliament, European Commission, U.S. Congress, and a variety of startups, global corporations, and international and nongovernmental organizations alike on law and policy questions related to AI/ML, blockchain, and digital identity, as well as other new and advanced technologies.
Elizabeth is the author of Beyond Data: Reclaiming Human Rights at the Dawn of the Metaverse (MIT Press, 2023). She holds an LLM from the London School of Economics, JD from Vanderbilt University, and AB from Harvard College.