Linnet Taylor

Linnet is an Associate Professor of Data Ethics, Law and Policy at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), where she leads the ERC-funded Global Data Justice project which aims to understand the differerent perspectives worldwide on what constitutes just treatment through data technologies. Her research focuses on the use of new sources of digital data in governance and research around issues of human and economic development. She was previously a Marie Curie research fellow in the University of Amsterdam’s International Development faculty, a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, and studied a DPhil in International Development at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

Aaron Martin

Aaron is a Postdoctoral Researcher at TILT, where he focuses on humanitarian data topics within the Global Data Justice project. Prior to joining TILT, he worked in the financial services sector in the area of technology regulation. He has also worked in technology policy roles at the OECD, European Commission, and Vodafone Group. He is an Oxford Martin Associate at the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. He has a PhD in Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hellen Mukiri-Smith

Hellen is a PhD Researcher on the Global Data Justice project. Her research interests include digital surveillance law, big data and power, data value chains, data governance and ethics, and the impact of data technologies on people’s privacy and other areas of human development. Hellen’s PhD research focuses on Kenya as a case study. Prior to joining TILT, she worked as a development policy consultant for the Government of The Bahamas, in the Office of The Prime Minister. She previously practiced law, and also taught law at The University of the Bahamas/University of the West Indies joint law program. Hellen has a Master of Science in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master of Laws from King’s College London, a Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Vocational Studies from Cardiff University, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Northampton. She has been called to the Bar in England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn and is registered as an Associate with the Supreme Court of The Bahamas.

Shazade Jameson

Shaz is a social science researcher specialising in digital governance and smart urbanism, and a PhD Researcher on the Global Data Justice project. Her background spans international development studies, human geography, urban sustainability, and cognitive psychology. She is interested in how we can have a more inclusive global conversation around data governance in the context of economic growth. In particular, her research investigates the implications of data innovation in public sector governance of smart cities. What does it mean to move towards a digital society? Currently, she is thinking about the how uncertainty and adaptation are dealt with in experimental approaches to urban development, and how data-driven decision-making reshapes our relationship to the risk society.

Project Associates

Kevin P. Donovan

Kevin is in the programs in Anthropology & History and Science, Technology & Society at the University of Michigan. He has written on the politics of biometric identification and digital financial infrastructure in South Africa and Kenya.

Tjaša Petročnik

Tjaša is currently pursuing LLMs in EU Law and Law and Technology at Tilburg University. Prior to her law course, Tjaša worked in EU public affairs both in Brussels and Ljubljana for several years, recently focusing in particular on EU science and innovation policy and regulation. Tjaša is interested in the political economy of big data and online platforms, as well as the intersections of health, environment, and technology. She holds an MA in Political Science (Global Studies) from the University of Ljubljana.