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Elizabeth M. Renieris

Global Policy Counsel

Biography

Elizabeth M. Renieris (CIPP/US, CIPP/E) is an entrepreneurial attorney, thought-leader and strategic consultant who is passionate about emerging technologies and their impact on privacy, identity, society, and collective consciousness. She is particularly interested in the unique challenges posed by blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

In her role as Global Policy Counsel, Elizabeth advises Evernym on both foreign and domestic legal and policy challenges, particularly as they relate to self-sovereign identity (SSI), trust frameworks, and data protection and privacy matters. Elizabeth is particularly focused on reaching a “new deal on data” that is user-centric, user-controlled, and privacy-enhancing.

In prior roles, Elizabeth has counseled global technology companies and startups alike on all aspects of data protection and privacy laws, technology transactions, and global regulatory compliance strategies as an attorney with major multinational law firms such as Perkins Coie and White & Case, as well as in various in-house and public-sector roles.

In addition to her legal and consulting work, Elizabeth is actively involved in a number of academic initiatives through the MIT Media Lab, the Stanford CodeX Project, and various Legal Hackers chapters. As a polyglot who has lived and worked in five countries on three continents, Elizabeth has a global perspective on law and policy.