Elizabeth Renieris

Founder of HackylawyER

Elizabeth M. Renieris is the founder of hackylawyER, an innovative consultancy focused on law and policy engineering, and Policy Counsel to Women in Identity, an organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for women in the identity industry and related industries.

She is also an incoming Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will spend the academic year researching and designing new and improved legal frameworks for the digital age.

A leading expert on the intersection of cross-border data protection and privacy laws (CIPP/E, CIPP/US), digital identity, and emerging technologies like blockchain and AI, Elizabeth has advised the U.K. Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain, the European Commission’s EU Blockchain Observatory, and numerous other high-profile organizations.

Elizabeth has worked on three continents as in-house counsel at two digital identity startups, an attorney with two major international law firms, and a government attorney focused on cybersecurity, and has a global perspective on the legal and regulatory frameworks applicable to digital identity and privacy. She is also involved in a number of academic initiatives related to emerging technologies and the law, including through the MIT Media Lab’s Legal Forum and Stanford Law School’s CodeX project.

Elizabeth holds a BA from Harvard University, a JD from Vanderbilt University, and an LLM from the London School of Economics.