Yana holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a J.D. from University of Southern California, and an LL.B. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her recent publications include A Face Tells More than a Thousand Posts: Developing Face Recognition Privacy in Social Networks, 26 Harvard J. L. & T. 165 (2012) and Facing Real-Time Identification in Mobile Apps & Wearable Computers, 30 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 89 (2014), which was selected as a top ten policy paper in 2013 and included in a digest for Members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission. She is currently working on a chapter on biometrics for the Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017).
Yana loves art, design, architecture, and travel. She is bilingual in Swedish and Russian and has lived in Sweden, Russia, Ireland, the UK, and various cities on both coasts of the U.S. before settling down in beautiful San Francisco.