Emily Taylor is CEO of Oxford Information Labs.
She is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House and is Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy. She is a founder of ICANN accredited registrar, Oxford Information Labs Limited. A lawyer by training, Emily has worked in the Internet sector for nearly 20 years. Emily is lead author of the annual EURid UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names.
Other research interests include ICANN and internet governance, privacy and social media disinformation, emerging technical standards such as 5G, digital divide issues including gender and language. Emily teaches courses on cybersecurity and internet law and governance at several universities across Europe and provides training on cybersecurity for officials at the Cabinet Office and Foreign Office with Chatham House.
Volunteer roles include membership of the ICANN EPDP team, Chair of ICANN WHOIS Review Team, UN Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group, a researcher for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, Director of Legal and Policy for Nominet. Emily is a sought-after public speaker and moderator internationally and has written for the Guardian, Wired, Ars Technica, the New Statesman and the Slate.
She is a regular commentator on technology issues in news and broadcast media including the BBC and Sky News.