Dr Angela Daly

Senior Lecturer


Personal statement

Dr Angela Daly (李安棋) is a research leader in the regulation and governance of new technologies. She has more than ten years of transnational experience in academia, advocacy and policy-making in this area.


She joined Strathclyde Law School as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2019. She is co-director of the Strathclyde Centre for Internet Law & Policy and she also directs the fully online, distance learning LLM/PgDip in Internet Law & Policy/Information Technology & Telecommunications Law. She is also the Knowledge Exchange Lead in Strathclyde Law School.

She has visting/adjunct affiliations with Fundacao Gertulio Vargas (Brazil), University of Bologna (Italy) and Tilburg University (Netherlands). She was previously Visiting Professor at the University of Macerata (Italy) during 2019.


Her most prominent recent publications are Good Data (INC 2019), co-edited with S Kate Devitt and Monique Mann, and 3D Printing and IP Futures, co-authored with Thomas Birtchnell, Thierry Rayna and Ludmila Striukova for the UK Intellectual Property Office. She is also the author of Socio-Legal Aspects of the 3D Printing Revolution (Palgrave 2016) and Private Power, Online Information Flows and EU Law: Mind the Gap (Hart 2016).

Dr Daly is an editor of the open access interdisciplinary Internet Policy Review journal, reviews for a number of journals in law and other disciplines, and is a member of the Peer Review College of the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Her previous academic posts have been at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, Queensland University Faculty of Law 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 in Australia and a founding member of Digital Rights Watch Australia.


Dr 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. She has been appointed to the Research Data Scotland Board, and the Scottish Government COVID19 Data Taskforce.


COVID-19 data on the fringes : the Scottish story
Daly Angela
COVID-19 From the Margins Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society (2021) (2021)
Regulatory arbitrage and transnational surveillance : Australia's extraterritorial assistance to access encrypted communications
Mann Monique, Daly Angela, Molnar Adam
Internet Policy Review Vol 9 (2020)
Geopolitics, jurisdiction and surveillance
Mann Monique, Daly Angela
Internet Policy Review Vol 9 (2020)
Digital emergency is/as the digital (new) normal
Daly Angela
Data Justice and COVID-19 Global Perspectives (2020) (2020)
The use of live facial recognition technology through a comparative lens
Daly Angela
Recognising rights for robots : Can we? Will we? Should we?
Bennett Belinda, Daly Angela
Law, Innovation and Technology Vol 12, pp. 60-80 (2020)

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Professional activities

Crisis management and data protection during Covid-19: Local, national, international perspective
Global AI Governance: Perspectives from Four Continents
Open Rights Group Scotland (External organisation)
Laundering AI: Ethics Washing, Regulation and Reality
Keynote speaker
Borders, bordering and sovereignty in digital space
Antitrust in the Digital Space

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Rule of Law and Digitalization from International Perspectives
Daly, Angela (Principal Investigator)
Lessons learned for healthcare app development – A mixed methods study of healthcare app uptake at NHS Scotland
Dodoo, Jennifer (Principal Investigator) Horn, Daniel (Principal Investigator) Daly, Angela (Academic) Eccles, Andrew (Academic) Giardini, Mario Ettore (Academic)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
EPSRC STEM Equals Project - Enabling Digital Renewable Energy, Ensuring Safety and Sustainability
Daly, Angela (Principal Investigator) KOUKOURA, Sofia (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Artificial Intelligence, Governance and Ethics
Daly, Angela (Principal Investigator)
31-Jan-2020 - 18-Jan-2020

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