Sarah St. Vincent

Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Tech
Contact Information
Cornell Tech
2 West Loop Rd.
New York, NY 10044


Professional Biography

Sarah St.Vincent is an attorney who specializes in digital rights. She previously served as the researcher and advocate on US national security, surveillance, and domestic law enforcement at Human Rights Watch. During her years at the organization, she published original reporting about US intelligence surveillance, encryption, the concealment of surveillance in criminal cases, and the misuse of large collections of personal data to harm women and others. Her work prompted coverage by the New York Times, Washington Post, ProPublica, Associated Press, Reuters, NPR, and Wired.

Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, St.Vincent addressed surveillance and international human rights law at the Center for Democracy & Technology. She has also served survivors of IPV and human trafficking as a staff lawyer and Skadden Fellow at the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (AIRE) Centre in London.

St.Vincent holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.