Dr Rowena Rodrigues

Head of Innovation & Research
Role at Trilateral

Rowena co-leads and works to drive the growth of the Innovation & Research services of Trilateral in defined strategic business areas. She carries out legal and policy research related to new technologies and provides regulatory, industry and policy advice. 


Rowena’s background lies in research and consultancy in law (including human rights), ethics and impacts of new and emerging technologies (e.g., AI, robotics, human enhancement technologies). She has expertise in various types of impact assessments (privacy, legal, ethical, socio-economic), comparative legal analysis, privacy and data protection (law, policy and practice). She a keen interest in the intersections of ethics and law in relation to new technologies, responsible research and innovation, cybersecurity and law enforcement research. Rowena has a PhD in law and an LLM from the University of Edinburgh.

She co-edited Privacy and Data Protection Seals (TMC Asser/Springer 2018), has published book chapters and articles on a range of topics in Big Data & Society, Computer Law & Security Review, Innovation:The European Journal of Social Science Research,  Journal of Contemporary European Research, Journal of Responsible Technology, International Data Privacy Law, International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Science and Engineering Ethics. She has excellent expertise in EU funding applications and has led and/or contributed to many successful proposal development efforts in FP7, H2020 and Horizon Europe (10 years+ experience). She has contributed/contributes in various capacities to EU-funded research projects e.g., TECHETHOS, SHERPA, TITANIUM, SIENNA  (Deputy Project Coordinator) , SATORI, IRISS, PULSE, EU privacy seals.

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