Emily Taylor

Associate Fellow, International Security Programme

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Emily Taylor is an associate fellow with the International Security programme.

She is CEO of Oxford Information Labs, author of several research papers, and is a frequent panellist and moderator and conferences and events around the world.

Previous roles have included chair of ICANN WHOIS Review Team, Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group, Global Commission on Internet Governance research network, and director of Legal and Policy for Nominet.

She has written for the Guardian, Wired, Ars Technica, the New Statesman and Slate, and has appeared on the BBC Now Show and the BBC Radio 4 ‘Long View’.

Emily is a graduate of Cambridge University, qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and has an MBA from the Open University.

Past experience

2015 - present Journal of Cyber Policy, Editor, Chatham House, Taylor & Francis
2018 - present Member, ICANN Emergency Policy Development Process on gTLD registration data
2014 - 16 Research Advisory Network, Global Commission on Internet Governance
2014 - 16 Internet Governance Masterclass, InterConnect Communications
2014 - present LexisPSL IP & IT Consulting Editorial Board
2013 - present Compact Seminars, EU Internet law and governance, University of Pisa, University of Southern Bohemia
2008 - present Moderator, various internet governance conferences including Stockholm Internet Forum (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017), Internet Governance Forum main sessions on Critical Internet Resources (2008, 2011, 2016), EuroDIG (2012, 2016), Internetdagarna (2011, 2013) – with panels including Neelie Kroes, Carl Bildt, Thorbjorn Jagland, Marietje Schaake MEP
2012-13 Independent evaluator, ICANN new gTLD program (string similarity, geographic names)
2010-12 Chair, ICANN WHOIS Review Team
2006-12 Multistakeholder Advisory Group to Internet Governance Forum
2000-09 Nominet UK, Director of Legal and Policy
1996-2000 Solicitor in private practice. Trained at CMS Cameron McKenna, qualifying into contentious intellectual property department (1998).