Emily Taylor

CEO, Oxford Information Labs

Emily Taylor is CEO of Oxford Information Labs. She is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House and is Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy.  She is also a founder of ICANN accredited registrar, Netistrar. A lawyer by training, Emily has worked in the domain name sector for nearly 20 years. She is the author of several research papers, including long-standing World Report on Internationalised Domain Names, and several papers on the impact of social media on society and democracy.  Volunteer roles, past and present, include membership of the ICANN EPDP team, Chair of ICANN WHOIS Review Team, Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group, a researcher for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, Director of Legal and Policy for Nominet. Emily has written for the Guardian, Wired, Ars Technica, the New Statesman and the Slate, and is a regular commentator on technology issues in news and broadcast media including the BBC and Sky News.