Renate is Senior Policy Advisor at the Open Data Institute where she leads on data rights, open cities, protected characteristics and developing trust in data governance. Renate has a longstanding background in data and digital issues. She is former CEO of a UK non-governmental organisation where she established and led campaigns on the Investigatory Powers Act, Digital Economy Act and the rise in facial biometrics and facial recognition technologies. Working alongside other non-governmental organisations she was involved in a successful legal challenge undertaken at the European Court of Human Rights. Renate has specific expertise and knowledge in privacy, security, biometrics, data rights, digital citizenry and digital literacy; topics she has regularly written and spoken about on television, radio and in the press.
Position: Senior Policy Advisor at the Open Data Institute