In my scholarship, I seek to understand the complex interplay between technology, law, and society. My research focuses on privacy, technology platforms, and artificial intelligence.
I examine technology law issues with an eye toward technical practicalities, social salience, and interdisciplinarity (including international perspectives). For example, in my writing on privacy, I argue that laws that aim to regulate online platforms must take into account the technical realities of internet communications infrastructure as well as the impact of digital inequities and changing social norms regarding anonymity and identity.
My approach to technology law scholarship has developed through years of research and teaching, as well as practical technology law experience. I draw upon past experience representing both large technology companies and small startups as an in-house attorney, as well as my experience counseling technology clients as a visiting clinical assistant professor in the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic. My experience leading an online speech research initiative for Yale Law School’s Information Society Project has also shaped my understanding of technology’s ability to protect essential freedoms (and the law’s ability to support or hinder that goal).
I am fascinated by the role of new technologies in society and believe strongly that the law can support and regulate these technologies to create a better future. Through my academic and public scholarship, I aim to influence the development and interpretation of technology laws and to create new understandings of technology, law, and society. As my scholarship develops, I hope to contribute to broader theoretical legal scholarship on legal conceptions of privacy and personhood.
Please see my list of publications here: https://tiffanyli.com/writing/. I am always happy to discuss my research and potential collaborations.