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Lorna Woods


Lorna Woods is an affiliate at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.
Lorna is professor of internet law at the University of Essex and a member of the human rights centre there.  Her  expertise covers the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Her work with Carnegie UK Trust on systems regulation and the statutory duty of care in respect of social media companies, which has influenced regulatory thinking in the UK and elsewhere, resulted in the award of an OBE. She is now part of the Online Safety Act Implementation Network.

Professor Woods is a member of the ESRC peer review college and a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts. She is a member of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) National User Group, advising the Surveillance Camera Commissioner and the police. She was also a member of the IMPRESS Code Committee (2015-2020) and, a senior associate research fellow at the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

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