Tiffany C. Li is a technology attorney and legal scholar. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, where she leads the Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information. She is a popular expert on law and policy at the forefront of new technological innovations.
Li’s academic research focuses on privacy, intellectual property (particularly copyright), and technology platform governance. She frequently writes and speaks on issues including: internet law and policy, intermediary liability, social media companies, internet access, net neutrality, online speech, artificial intelligence and machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, DNA and genetic privacy, biometric privacy, facial recognition, blockchain, “fake news” and disinformation, open knowledge, fair use, copyright law, consumer privacy, children’s privacy, digital surveillance, and other new and exciting legal issues of the future.
Her recent academic publications include a cultural exploration of Chinese privacy law and an analysis of the E.U. “Right to be Forgotten” as applied to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Li’s public scholarship has appeared in the Washington Post, NBC News, and Slate. She is a frequent featured expert in television, radio, podcasts, and print and digital publications.
Honors and Awards
Li has been honored as a Transatlantic Digital Debates Fellow (Global Public Policy Institute and New America Foundation), a Fellow of Information Privacy (International Association of Privacy Professionals), an Internet Law and Policy Foundry Fellow (Internet Education Foundation), and an ABA Intellectual Property Law Fellow (American Bar Association). Li is also an Affiliate Scholar at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy.
Previously, Li was in-house counsel for General Assembly, a global technology education company. She has also held legal positions at the Wikimedia Foundation, Amazon, Ask.com, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. Department of State. Li is a licensed attorney in California, New York (pending), and New Jersey (pending). She holds CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPT, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is also a Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board Member for the IAPP.
She has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Global Law Scholar, and a B.A. in English from University of California Los Angeles, where she was a Norma J. Ehrlich Alumni Scholar. She has also studied at Oxford University (England) and Fudan University (China).