I was actually trained to be an engineer as an undergraduate, giving me the advantage of combining technology and law. This had a positive impact when I practised antitrust and privacy law.
What do you do?
What I do is to essentially act as a bridge between technology and rules. My knowledge in rules gives me a sense of what a compliant technology is like, and my understanding of technology allows me to better address legal issues in a practical way.
Influences and mentors?
Susan Ning [a partner at King & Wood Mallesons in Beijing], one of the most honourable female lawyers in the world.
If you hadn’t been a lawyer...
Chances are that I would have been a writer – maybe I could have been another JK Rowling!
What will data lawyers be advising on in 10 years?
With the rapid development of AI, there will be more ways of utilising data. I imagine lawyers will be advising on, for example, the capitalisation of data – even the securitisation of data.
What do you do to relax?
This question is so hard that it took me over three minutes before I could think of something – I consider a not-so-tense conference call relaxing. I always enjoyed reading, as I find it calming.