Janis Wong

Janis Wong

Data & Technology Law Policy Advisor

The Law Society

About me

As a Data & Technology Law Policy Advisor at The Law Society, I lead on regulatory, digital, and policy developments across data, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and technology to support the legal profession in England and Wales as well as advocate for increased access to justice for the public.

I am currently on the RED Foundation Data Ethics Steering Group and recently co-authored our Data Ethics Playbook to support the application of data ethics in the real estate sector. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national artificial intelligence and data science institute, and a Research Fellow at the Open Data Institute.

  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Data Governance
  • Commons & Data Stewardship
  • Ethics in Data, AI & Research
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2022

    University of St Andrews

  • MSc in Computing and Information Technology

    University of St Andrews

  • LLB in Law

    London School of Economics and Political Science


The Law Society
Data & Technology Law Policy Advisor
Aug 2023 – Present London, United Kingdom
Lead on data, AI, cybersecurity, and technology to support the legal profession and access to justice.
The Alan Turing Institute
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Feb 2022 – Aug 2023 London, United Kingdom
Research on artificial intelligence, ethics, and public policy as part of the Data Justice and Global Ethical Futures, Public Policy programme.
The RED Foundation
Data Ethics Steering Group
Jun 2022 – Present London, United Kingdom
Creating practical data ethics guidance for the real estate sector.
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Research Participant
Oct 2021 – Jan 2022 Massachusetts, USA (Remote)
Research as part of Alternative Data Futures - Cooperative Principles, Data Trusts, and the Digital Economy in collaboration with the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School.
Open Data Institute
Research Fellow
Oct 2020 – Sep 2021 London, United Kindgom (Remote)
Led research project on data protection, privacy, and governance as it relates to online teaching, learning analytics, and educational technology.
Robogals EMEA
Partnerships Director
Sep 2018 – Feb 2022 United Kindgom (Remote)
Support 13 Robogals Chapters in running workshops and creating long-term partnerships with external organisations to increase girls’ participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.


First prize for the best PhD thesis on data protection by the Council of Europe Committee of Convention 108.
Best essay in the Social Media, Data and Privacy category.
Award for innovative and entrepreneurial women under 30.