Elizabeth Renieris

Elizabeth Renieris

Technology and Human Rights Fellow

Elizabeth M. Renieris is a law and policy expert focused on data governance and the human rights implications of new and emerging technologies. 

Elizabeth is the founder of HACKYLAWYER, a consultancy focused on law and policy engineering, as well as a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she
researches data governance frameworks.

A leading authority on digital identity, cross-border data protection and privacy laws (CIPP/E, CIPP/US), and emerging technologies such as blockchain and AI, Elizabeth has advised the World Bank, the U.K. Parliament, and the European Commission, as well as a variety of international organizations and NGOs, on these subjects. She has worked on three continents as a government attorney, outside counsel with two prominent international law firms, and in-house counsel at two digital identity startups, and serves as a Policy Advisor to the Center for Humane Technology and an Advisor to the MIT Computational Law Report.

As a Tech and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center, Elizabeth will research ways to recalibrate the relationship between civil-political rights and economic, social, and cultural rights, in order to embed a more balanced perspective of human rights into the design and governance of emerging technologies.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics, a Juris Doctor (JD) from Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Harvard College.