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Dr Jennifer Cobbe

Coordinator, Trust & Technology Initiative


Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 763851

Biography:

I am the Coordinator of the Trust & Technology Initiative, which brings together and drives forward interdisciplinary research from Cambridge and beyond to explore the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power. I'm also a Researcher in the Compliant and Accountable Systems Group in the Department of Computer Science and Technology (Computer Laboratory), and I'm affiliated with the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre. I hold a PhD in Law and an LLM in Law and Governance from Queen’s University, Belfast. For my PhD, I studied machine learning in commercial, state, and political internet surveillance, data protection, and privacy.

Research Interests

My research takes an interdisciplinary approach to look at the impact of the use of new and emerging technologies in the areas of public law, human rights, surveillance, privacy, and data protection. My current primary area of research is on applying administrative law standards and judicial review processes to automated decision-making in order to develop standards, mechanisms, and tools for legally compliant and reviewable systems in the public sector. I’m also interested in technical means for improving legal compliance and accountability of complex systems; legal regulation of new technologies; and theoretical approaches to privacy, surveillance, and emerging tech.

About us

The Trust & Technology Initiative brings together and drives forward interdisciplinary research from Cambridge and beyond to explore the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power; to better inform trustworthy design and governance of next generation tech at the research and development stage; and to promote informed, critical, and engaging voices supporting individuals, communities and institutions in light of technology’s increasing pervasiveness in societies.  

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Lunchtime Talk: Prof Simon Schaffer

Nov 20, 2018

Cambridge Brew House, 1 King St, Cambridge CB1 1LH

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Dec 10, 2018

All Bar One, 36 St Andrew's St, Cambridge CB2 3AR

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