Mariam is a Policy Associate who has worked extensively on research and policy analysis in the area of cybercrime and emerging threats, technology policy, and digital rights. She is an advocate for user-centered technologies and is passionate about observing the practical implementation of the framework of ‘privacy by design and default’.
She is in charge of monitoring relevant national and international policy developments and producing research content relating to digital readiness, innovation policy, and digital transformation. She is also responsible for supporting long-term research projects, communications, and administrative work across key focus areas for PI.
Mariam has a master’s degree in Innovation, Technology, and the Law from the University of Edinburgh focusing on the interplay of law, technology, and digital rights. Prior to obtaining the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship for her master’s studies, she was a Chief Project Management Specialist in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia where she gained hands-on experience initiating and managing international projects with public and private sector organizations operating on a national, regional and international level.