Rena Coen is a researcher, Policy Analyst at Berkeley Law, and Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity grantee. Her current research includes data breaches in local law enforcement agencies, and user attitudes toward algorithmic personalization.
Rena earned a Master of Information Management and Systems at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, where she focused on technology policy and law as they relate to privacy, human rights, and civil liberties online. Prior to graduation she was an intern at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a teaching assistant for the graduate level Information Law and Policy course, and a research assistant at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. Additionally she was co-president of the Berkeley Information Privacy Law Association, a fellow at the Center for Technology, Society & Policy, and a member of BioSENSE Lab. Rena holds a B.S. in Computer Science and has over a decade of experience in database development, systems analysis, and technical process improvement.