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Professor Angela Daly PhD SFHEA is an international leader in the regulation and governance of data and digital technologies, and in the theory and practice of knowledge exchange.

She is Professor of Law & Technology in the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) and Dundee Law School. In LRCFS she chairs the Ethics Committee, she is a member of the School of Science & Engineering's EDI committee, and in the Law School she is an Assistant Director of the Centre for Freedom of Information. In 2023-2024 she is leading a University of Dundee team in an independent review of UKRI ESRC's research data policy, commissioned by the ESRC. In 2022-23 she was the chair of an Independent Expert Group for the Scottish Government on Unlocking the Value of Public Sector Data for Public Benefit.

She joined Dundee in 2021 from the University of Strathclyde where she was Reader and Co-Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Internet Law & Policy in Strathclyde Law School, and Associate Dean for Knowledge Exchange in the Strathclyde Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Professor Daly is now a visiting researcher at the Strathclyde Centre for Internet Law & Policy, and holds further visiting/adjunct affiliations with the Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil), Tilburg University (Netherlands), University of Milan (Italy) and Magdalen College, University of Oxford (UK), where she was Robert S Campbell Visiting Fellow in Michaelmas Term 2022. She was previously Visiting Professor at the University of Macerata and Visiting Fellow at the University of Bologna (Italy) during 2019-2021.

Her most prominent publications are:

Professor Daly is legal editor of the open access interdisciplinary Internet Policy Review journal, reviews for a number of journals and academic presses in law and other disciplines, and is a member of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council's Peer Review College.

Prior to Strathclyde, Professor Daly's previous postdoctoral academic posts have been at institutions in the Asia Pacific region: the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Queensland University of Technology and Swinburne University of Technology. She has also previously worked in policy for Ofcom and pro bono for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She was a prominent digital rights activist/advocate in Australia and a founding member of Digital Rights Watch Australia.

Professor Daly has extensive knowledge exchange experience. She has consulted to and advised international organisations, government agencies, not-for-profits and private sector actors on matters relevant to her research including data protection, human rights, antitrust/competition law and intellectual property.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PGCert THE, University of Strathclyde


Doctor of Philosophy, Law, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole

… → 2015

Master of Laws, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole

… → 2010

Master of Laws, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

… → 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Jurisprudence, University of Oxford

… → 2006

External positions

Visiting Professor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas

2022 → …

Visiting researcher, University of Strathclyde

2021 → …


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