Uta was appointed as Human Rights co-opted Trustee in August 2014.
She is a Professor of Commercial Law at Southampton Law School. Uta has published extensively on internet governance questions, particularly on the transnational challenges of the online world, the role of intermediaries as quasi-regulatory vehicles and online child protection. Her current interest lies in the opportunities as well as the ethical and legal problems arising from the data-driven personalisation within the spheres of politics, markets and law. She frequently presents papers on these issues at international conferences and has been a Visiting Professor in Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy and Hungary.
Born and bred in East Germany, Uta studied in Leipzig and Glasgow before completing a BA/LLB at the University of Tasmania in Hobart and obtained her PhD at the University of Canberra. She also qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.