The Tech Policy Lab is a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration at the University of Washington that aims to enhance technology policy through research, education, and thought leadership. Founded in 2013 by faculty from the University’s Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Information School, and School of Law, the Lab aims to bridge the gap between technologists and policymakers and to help generate wiser, more inclusive tech policy.



The Internet of Things has brought a wave of new devices into our homes that are always connected. We explore issues of privacy and security raised by bringing these connected devices into the home.
The Lab advances artificial intelligence in the public interest through research, analysis, and education and outreach.
Our work in AR examines the major legal and policy issues augmented reality may present as a novel technology.
Our work examines how emerging technology affects and operates within cities, and provides recommendations around the policy impacts of these technologies.
A core goal of the Lab is the inclusion of diverse perspectives in tech policy research and outcomes, particularly those voices that tend to be marginalized.
Our work proposes data statements as a design solution and professional practice for natural language processing technologists to help mitigate issues related to exclusion and bias.

Distinguished Lecture Series