Emily McReynolds is the Program Director for the Tech Policy Lab. A collaboration between the University of Washington's Law School, Information School, and Computer Science & Engineering, the Lab focuses on emerging technology with the goal to strengthen and inform technology policy. She writes and researches at the intersection of data privacy, anonymity, and security with an emphasis on policy surrounding emerging technologies. Emily's work includes analyses of the privacy and security impact of Internet of Things devices, privacy in the technical process of big data, and the law and policy implications of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
She is the current co-Chair of the Washington State Access to Justice Board Tech Committee where she has directed projects on access to electronic records and worked to convene technologists and lawyers in a Tech Symposium.
Prior to the Tech Policy Lab and her J.D., she spent a number of years working with foundations on their grant making processes and with NGOs focused on corporate social responsibility.