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Department of Computer Science and Technology

  • PhD researcher in Computer Science and Technology

Anna Ida Hudig is a PhD candidate in Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Jat Singh, and member of the Compliant and Accountable Systems Group

Anna's research focuses on digital surveillance and control through smart devices. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, she combines technology, law, and social sciences.

Academic background

  • PhD Candidate in Computer Science and Technology | University of Cambridge, current position
  • Research Associate at the department of Computer Science and Technology | University of Cambridge, 2021-2023
  • MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development (distinction) | University of Cambridge, 2020
  • BSc in Future Planet Studies with a major in Artificial Intelligence | University of Amsterdam, 2018
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) | University of Amsterdam, 2017


  • Digital surveillance and human rights
  • Data protection rights and accountability the consumer Internet of Things
  • Interactions between technology, law and society
  • Data relationships in FemTech


Anna Ida supervises undergraduate computer science students in:

  • Interaction Design (Part IA CST)
  • Economics, Law and Ethics (Part IB CST)

Professional Activities

Anna Ida worked fulltime as Strategic Counsel at a law firm on EU projects related to cybersecurity, accountability and human rights in digital ecosystems, and has been involved in projects on asset tracking and distributed ledger (blockchain) infrastructure in contexts such as Bitcoin in banking and carbon tracking in marine fuel distribution.


Hudig, H.A.I., Norval, C. & Singh, J. (2023). Transparency in the Consumer Internet of Things: Data Rights and Data Flows [Research Report]. This project was funded by a grant from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The report can be found here:

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