Uta was appointed as Human Rights co-opted Trustee in August 2014.
She is a Senior Lecturer in law at the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University. She 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, more recently, on online child protection. Uta frequently presents papers on these issues at international cyber law conferences. In 2014 she organised a Google-sponsored symposium on the topic of internet jurisdiction and its intersection with human rights as well as with discourses in other disciplines, at which representatives from Google, Microsoft, UNESCO and the European Commission were present.
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. Uta has three children and is an amateur potter.