Sabrina Rau is a Senior Research Officer in the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology project based at the University of Essex. Her work focuses primarily on rights, regulation and remedies and the role of business in the digital age. Sabrina’s current research revolves around the role of consent online as well as on the implications of data supply chains on responsibility of various actors under international law. She additionally investigates the application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the digital age particularly related to the responsibility of Information Communication Technology (ICT) companies. She additionally began working on effective remedy in the tech sector for those subjected to business-related human rights abuse.
Sabrina holds a BA from the University of Toronto in political science and environmental studies and an LLM in international human rights and humanitarian law from the University of Essex. Prior to this she worked in the Justice and Corrections Service (JCS) at the UN in New York and the International Centre for Human Rights and Drug Policy (HRDP) in Colchester.