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New Visiting Policy Fellow joins Oxford Internet Institute from Vodafone

Published on
14 Nov 2019
The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) has appointed Lisa Felton, Head of Data, Services and Consumer Regulation at Vodafone Group as a Visiting Policy Fellow.

Lisa is Head of Data, Services and Consumer Regulation at Vodafone Group, with expertise in consumer, digital and telecoms regulation. She leads strategic policy campaigns and provides regulatory and policy advice across Vodafone’s global footprint.

She has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and in policy both within Vodafone and in private practice. She represents Vodafone as the Chair of the GSMA Mobile Commerce Operator Expert Group. She holds an MA from Oxford University in Law and a Masters in International Law of Human Rights. While at OII, Lisa will work primarily with Professor Victoria Nash, Deputy Director, Associate Professor and Senior Fellow to look at policy and regulation around the deployment of Artificial Intelligence.

Professor Philip Howard, Director, Oxford Internet Institute, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Lisa to Oxford. Her industry insights and background in law brings an added dimension to our thinking in how we study the impact of technology and develop balanced regulatory guidance.”

Lisa Felton, Head of Data, Services and Consumer Regulation at Vodafone Group said:

“This is a very exciting opportunity to become a visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and to work with scholars who are world renowned in their work in understanding of the impact of the internet, data and information technologies on society.  Vodafone believes technology and connectivity can enhance the future and improve people’s lives. Through our business, we aim to build an inclusive digital society that enhances socio-economic progress and does not come at the cost of our planet”.

Lisa joins the OII’s current visiting policy fellows Jim Bligh, Director of Corporate Affairs, UK & Ireland at Tata Consultancy Services and Conrad Young, Chief Digital Officer at Deloitte.

Find out more about the Visiting Policy Fellowship Programme here