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Lilian Edwards

Lilian Edwards is a leading academic in the field of Internet law. She has taught information technology law, e-commerce law, privacy law and Internet law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1996 and been involved with law and artificial intelligence (AI) since 1985.

She is the editor and major author of Law, Policy and the Internet, she won the Future of Privacy Forum award in 2019 for best paper and the award for best non-technical paper at FAccT* in 2020, on automated hiring. In 2004 she won the Barbara Wellberry Memorial Prize for work on online privacy where she invented the notion of data trusts, a concept which was proposed in EU legislation. She is a partner in the Horizon Digital Economy Hub at Nottingham, the lead for the Alan Turing Institute on Law and AI, and a fellow of the Institute for the Future of Work.  At Newcastle, she is the theme lead in the data NUCore for the Regulation of Data. Lilian co-chairs GikII, an annual series of international workshops on the intersections between law, technology and popular culture.