Poren Chiang is a digital law researcher and a software developer based in Taiwan. He graduated from National Taiwan University and UCLA School of Law, with a specialization in Digital Law and Policy.
His research agenda focuses on electronic voting and the challenges posed to administrative procedures by rapidly changing technologies. He also writes on a wide range of topics including privacy and electronic device searches, artificial intelligence, open source license, social media regulations, open data policies, and freedom of information.
During his years in NTU, he redesigned the campus voting system and led the overhaul of election code in Student Congress. He had represented the Election Board as a defending counsel for five times, an all-around experience which inspired him to pursue a career in technology law.
Poren has been an active contributor of FLOSS community. He also co-founded SITCON and stood as its chief Organizer, a tech education initiative to support young programming self-starters.
He has presented before Mayor of Keelung (on technical insight) and DOIT Commissioner of Taipei (on the design of electronic voting system).
He has spoken in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Toronto, Siem Reap, Chongqing and meetups in other cities, sharing community building best-practices with local activists.