Dr Jennifer Cobbe

Assistant Professor in Law and Technology at Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Assistant Professor in Law and Technology, Faculty of Law

Dr Jennifer Cobbe is an Assistant Professor in Law and Technology in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, where she is Deputy Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, and Richard Fentiman Fellow in Law at Queens' College. She is also a member of the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre, and a Research Affiliate of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy. Before joining the Law Faculty, Jennifer was a Senior Research Associate in the Computer Science Department at Cambridge as part of the Compliant & Accountable Systems research group. She holds a PhD in Law and an LLM in Law and Governance from Queen’s University, Belfast. For her PhD, she studied the use of machine learning in commercial and state internet surveillance, and the impact of these related forms of surveillance on people and society.

Jennifer is generally interested in critical, interdisciplinary work on questions of power, political economy, and the law around internet platforms and informational capitalism, technological supply chains and infrastructures, and AI and automated decision-making. She is particularly interested in law’s role in informational capitalism, how legal frameworks (such as data protection) intersect with complex technological systems and with tech industry business models, and how law can better address these questions to more effectively regulate digital technologies in future.