Saturday 21st Sep 2019

Emily Taylor in Oxford
Emily Taylor has worked in the field of Internet Governance for 15 years, and is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House*.  She is the author of a number renowned publications commissioned by the biggest names in the domain name industry including ICANN, Verisign, EURid, the UK Regulator Ofcom and UNESCO.

Emily is a sought-after public speaker, and has moderated main sessions at the Stockholm Internet Forum, EuroDIG, Internetdagarna and the Internet Governance Forum. She has delivered Post-Graduate courses at the College of Europe and The Pisa University of S. Anna, and is on the LexisPSL IP & IT Consulting Editorial Board – the popular online reference provider for the Legal Profession.

Former Chair of the ICANN WHOIS Review Team and member of the UN Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group, Emily is currently a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance Research Advisory Network. Emily read Classics at Cambridge University, qualified as a lawyer in 1998, and has an MBA from the Open University.

Emily Taylor onstage
Emily Taylor moderating at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2014

Emily Taylor Research provides in depth reports, analysis and consultancy in the field of Internet Law, Governance and Technology.  Emily can help your business connect with the world of Internet Governance and learn how internet governance issues on the horizon will impact on your strategy.  She provides ad-hoc consultancy and training to businesses and organisations, and compact seminars on Internet Governance for post-graduates and training conferences.

Her publications include in depth reports into DNSSEC, IPv6 and Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (Ofcom, InterConnect Communications), and the annual IDN World Report (EURid, UNESCO, Verisign), ICANN WHOIS Review 2012, and UNESCO Reflections on the Internet.  With InterConnect Communications, she served on two of the ICANN new gTLD evaluation panels (string similarity and geographic names).

Emily Taylor is an outspoken critic of the internet governance status-quo, and willing to challenge the authorities with hard-hitting reports or criticism where it is fair and evidenced-based.  Not one for the old-boys club, but popular and trusted amongst the wider internet industry communities.


Oxford Information Labs Limited

Netistrar Limited – Domain Name Registrar (Co-Founder)

Synetergy Limited (to 2014) – Donuts/Rightside appointed dispute resolution provider for new gTLDs

CENTR – European Country Code TLD Organisation (Former Director)

Nominet – .UK Registry (Former Director of Legal & Policy (non-board) and Company Secretary)

Speaking and Moderating engagements

Internet Governance Forum, Istanbul 2014, OECD open forum, EURid UNESCO workshop on multilingualism

Berlin, the Factory Grand Opening, 2014, moderator

Stockholm Internet Forum 2014, moderator of parallel sessions

Chatham House, London Conference 2014, panel member Internet panel

Internet Governance Forum, Bali 2013 , EURid UNESCO workshop on multilingualism

Internetdagarna, Sweden, 2013, moderator “Privacy on the Net after Snowden”

Stockholm Internet Forum 2013, moderator closing session with Carl Bildt and Joani Sanchez

EuroDIG 2012, moderator main session with Carl Bildt, Neelie Kroes, Torbjorn Jagland

Internet Governance Forum, Baku 2012, EURid UNESCO workshop on multilingualism, Stockholm Internet Forum 2012, moderator main session with Carl Bildt

Internetdagarna 2011

Internet Governance Forum, Nairobi 2011, Moderator of main session on Critical Internet Resources

UK Internet Governance Forum 2010, keynote speaker

Internet Governance Forum, 2008, Moderator of main session on Critical Internet Resources.

UK Internet Governance Forum, organiser and speaker 2007-2008

Emily’s blog archive

Emily’s full blog archive can be viewed on her archive listing page.

*All views expressed on this site are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Chatham House or any of Emily’s clients