Janis Wong

Janis Wong | University of St Andrews

Janis Wong

I got into the tech through my penultimate undergraduate year in Information Technology Law at the LSE.

I was fascinated by how regulation governed technology and was curious about how that technology worked. As I was unable to get satisfactory answers about why laws were written in certain ways and what knowledge lawyers had about technology, I decided to learn how to code as a means to finding as solution. In my final year, I completed the Code First: Girls beginners and advance courses in Ruby, winning the competition for the latter. I was also awarded a Udacity scholarship to study Android Development.

I was excited by technology’s capabilities and enrolled in a MSc in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, focusing on data ethics, security, and software engineering. During my MSc, I was given the opportunity to undergo research on data licensing and enjoyed bridging the gap between law, technology, and policy with my expertise. Extending this work, my dissertation studied the right to data portability under the GDPR, eventually publishing my work at a conference in Singapore and in the International Data Privacy Law Journal. I graduated with Distinction and my MSc formed the basis for my current PhD research.