Gail Kent

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Non-Residential Fellow
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Gail Kent in a law enforcement professional working for the UK's National Crime Agency, which has responsibility for tackling serious and organised crime, including cybercrime. She joined UK law enforcement after reading Social and Political Science at Cambridge University and throughout her law enforcement career has worked on organised crime investigations and strategy, specialising in international co-operation. Gail now focuses on the development of human rights-compliant international tools to assist law enforcement in tackling cybercrime and other crimes to which the Internet adds a new dimension. She works extensively with Europol and Interpol, and other international partners. She was recently awarded a Fulbright Police Research Scholarship, taking up a visiting position at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School from July to December 2013, where she worked on solving the so-called "MLAT problem" - the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties which govern the sharing of information between law enforcement and internet companies in different jurisdictions. She is also an associate of Oxford University's Martin School, advising on cybecrime capacity building in developing countries.