Nora Ni Loideain

Nora Ni Loideain

Dr Nora Ni Loideain is Director of the Information Law & Policy Centre, and Senior Lecturer in Law, at the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Her research focuses on EU law, European human rights law, and technology regulation, particularly within the contexts of privacy and data protection. She has published on topics including AI, police use of facial recognition, health data and research in the Global South, the gendering of AI Digital Assistants, and cross border data transfers.

Nora holds BA, LLB, and LLM (Public Law) degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and was awarded a PhD in law from the University of Cambridge. Previously, Nora held the posts of Visiting Lecturer in Law at King’s College London and Research Fellow and Affiliated Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge. In 2024, she will be a Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University undertaking work on the regulation of health data and AI digital assistants.

In 2019, Nora was appointed to the UK Home Office Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) which provides independent expert advice ensuring the robustness of evidence underpinning biometrics and forensics policy development for public security within the Home Office. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) and an editor of leading law journal International Data Privacy Law (Oxford University Press). She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Johannesburg and an Associate Fellow at the University of Cambridge Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI).

Prior to her academic career, Nora was a Legal and Policy Officer for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Ireland and clerked for the Irish Supreme Court. Her work on AI, human rights law, and data protection law, has been published by various leading institutions, including the BBC, The Guardian, Science, the House of Lords, and the United Nations. She has also been an expert advisor on legal matters, including AI and biometric systems, Brexit, surveillance, and cross-border data sharing, to the Alan Turing Institute, the House of Lords, Chatham House, and the European Union.

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