Dr Ann Kristin Glenster

Senior Policy Advisor on Technology Governance and Law at The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, University of Cambridge

Executive Director of the Glenlead Centre

Dr Ann Kristin Glenster is a legal expert on data protection, privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and data and AI regulation and governance. She has been awarded the Carr Fellowship in Technology and Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School 2024-25.

She is the Executive Director of the Glenlead Centre, a consortium of independent researchers who aim to bridge the gap between high-quality research and public policy with a particular focus on information technology, higher education, and the public good.

Ann Kristin holds a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge and conducted doctoral research at the Harvard Law School. She has taught at London School of Economics, Brown University, Harvard University, University of Oxford, and University of Cambridge.

For the last three years she has been a Senior Policy Advisor on Technology Governance and Law at the University of Cambridge Minderoo Centre of Technology and Democracy. She is also a Strategic Legal Consultant to the International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE).

Over the last decade, Ann Kristin has authored more than twenty-five policy publications, and she has offered her expertise to the United Nations, European Parliament, both Houses of the UK Parliament, and regulators in the United Kingdom, European Union, and United States, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In May 2023 she led a transatlantic workshop on the regulation of deceptive design at the Nobel Prize Summit in Washington D.C.

She is an affiliate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge.