Karlyn D. Stanley, J.D.

Adjunct Senior Researcher, RAND Corporation


Karlyn Stanley is an Adjunct Senior Researcher at RAND Corporation, where she has been conducting research for two years on policy risks and gaps relating to connected, automated, and autonomous vehicles, including ownership and use of vehicle data and the use of spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band. She is co-author of the January 2014 RAND report, Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers. She presented the results of the RAND report on autonomous vehicle technology to the Emerging Technology Law Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) at the TRB Annual Meeting, January 2014. Ms. Stanley co-moderated “Legal Accelerators and Brakes,” a two-day break-out session at the July 2014 TRB/AUVSI Automated Vehicles Symposium that explored the key legal issues that could accelerate or inhibit the deployment of automated, autonomous, and connected vehicles She co-moderated the “Data Ownership, Access, Protection, and Discovery” break-out session at the TRB conference, “Challenges and Opportunities of Road Vehicle Automation,” at Stanford University Law School in July 2013. For the past two years, Ms. Stanley has conducted RAND research for the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, on electronic surveillance, focusing on smartphones and mobile applications (“mobile apps”). This research has informed her investigation of data use and data privacy issues relating to automated, autonomous, and connected vehicles.

Ms. Stanley received her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was appointed a Core faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School in 2013, and currently teaches a course on Law and Policy. She was appointed to the Emerging Technology Law Committee of the Transportation Research Board in 2013 and is a member of the SAE On-Road Vehicle Standards (ORAVS) Committee.




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