Laura Reed was the Senior Research Analyst and Coordinator with the Ranking Digital Rights project, responsible for conducting research for the Corporate Accountability Index, helping develop Index methodology, and coordinating the work of RDR’s external researchers. Before joining RDR, Laura conducted research on the intersection of human rights and information technology for several research institutes. As a research analyst with Data & Society, she wrote about the role of algorithms in shaping digital media and the public sphere. Previously, Laura was a research analyst for Freedom on the Net, Freedom House’s annual index of global internet freedom. In this capacity she collaborated with local researchers around the world to assess internet users’ access to technology, freedom of expression, and right to privacy. Prior to working at Freedom House, Laura was a research intern at the International Center for Transitional Justice. She graduated with a masters degree in Human Rights from Columbia University with a focus on media and transitional justice. Laura currently lives in New York.