Elizabeth M. Renieris is the founder of hackylawyER, an innovative consultancy focused on law and policy engineering.
An expert in cross-border data protection and privacy issues (CIPP/E, CIPP/US), Elizabeth has served as in-house counsel at two digital identity startups, outside counsel with two prominent international law firms, and as a government attorney focused on cybersecurity. Her work is focused on law and policy challenges at the intersection of data protection and privacy laws, digital identity schemes, and emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence. A frequent public speaker and advocate, Elizabeth has presented before the European Commission, U.K. Parliament, and a variety of international organizations. Elizabeth is passionate about undoing, preventing, and combatting the commodification of our data and, in turn, our identities. To that end, she will spend her time as a fellow designing new and improved legal frameworks for the digital age in order to protect and promote the fundamental rights of individuals as humans first rather than as consumers in a data-industrial complex. Elizabeth holds an A.B. from Harvard College, graduated on the Dean’s List from Vanderbilt Law School, and obtained an LLM from the London School of Economics, where she earned distinction for her dissertation on media and the law.