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 Founding Director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab, the applied research and development arm of the University of Notre Dame’s Technology Ethics Center, where she helps develop and oversee projects to promote human values in technology. She is also a Practitioner Fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. 

Elizabeth’s work is focused on cross-border data governance frameworks, as well as the ethical challenges and human rights implications of digital identity, blockchain, and other emerging technologies. As the Founder & CEO of HACKYLAWYER, a consultancy focused on law and policy engineering, Elizabeth has advised the World Bank, the U.K. Parliament, the European Commission, and a variety of international organizations and NGOs on these subjects. She’s also working on a forthcoming book about the future of data governance through MIT Press. 

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.