Jacqueline Rowe

Lead, Policy

Jacqueline provides analysis and expertise to GPD’s team, projects and partners on digital policy issues. Her research particularly focuses on online hate speech, disinformation and platform governance. 

Previously she worked in the International Law Programme at Chatham House and as an English teacher in West Africa. She holds an LLM in Human Rights from the University of Birkbeck and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. 

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19 Sep 2023
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What would a human rights-based approach to AI governance look like?

Over the past year, discussions around artificial intelligence (AI) have saturated media and policy environments. Perspectives on it vary widely: from boosterist narratives which posit the limitless potential of AI-powered technologies to help overcome social inequalities and accelerate industrial development; to apocalyptic framings, which suggest that a (speculative)…
09 Mar 2023

Evading Accountability Through Internet Shutdowns: Trends in Africa and the Middle East

Governments around the world frequently use internet shutdowns to disguise and evade accountability for grave human rights violations, including illegitimate grabs for power, state-sanctioned violence against peaceful protestors and even extrajudicial killings of political dissidents. This paper draws attention to key examples of this happening in recent years across Africa…
01 Mar 2023

GPD calls on UK government not to expand criminal liability for social media managers in Online Safety Bill

In a new briefing, GPD is calling on the UK government to scrap a proposed amendment to its Online Safety Bill which would introduce jail terms for senior managers of social media platforms who are not complying with child safety duties. The proposed amendment—originally put forward by 37 MPs in January—has been…