Reijo Aarnio (born 1955) graduated from the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law in 1981. He then worked at several expert and managerial tasks in the private sector and aided the committee drafting the Personal Data Act in an expert capacity. In 1997 Reijo Aarnio became Data Protection Ombudsman. The Data Protection Ombudsman is appointed for a term of five years at a time. Mr Aarnio has lectured in the Universities of Helsinki, Lapland and Georgetown. He has been an adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University. He is or has been a member of the Steering Group of Information Security in State Government, National Information Security Advisory Board, permanent expert in an governmental information society programme (2003-2007), the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health working group on labour issues, Joint Supervisory Authority of Schengen, Joint Supervisory Body and Appeals Committee of JSB of Europol and Article 29 Data Protection Working Party since 1997; vice chairman of the Working Party from 2000 to 2004. He is a permanent expert collaborator of the European Commission in the Projects (Twinning and PHARE) addressed to candidate countries and new members, in the field of data protection. He cooperated also with the EU Council chairing the Schengen Evaluation Team focussed on new member Estates during the years 2006- 2007 and he was appointed by the European commission as a member of the Expert group on credit histories. He is also a member of Council of Human Rights in Finland since year 2012 and the chairman of the Editorial Board for the magazine Tietosuoja (‘Data Protection’).
Martin Abrams is Executive Director and Chief Strategist at the Information Accountability Foundation, a non-profit formed to encourage information governance and innovation through research and education. Abrams was President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP where he continues to serve as a Senior Policy Advisor. For the past five years he has led the Global Accountability Project which has refined the accountability principle that is part of various data protection laws and guidance documents. He has led work at the Centre for Information Policy Leadership in big data privacy governance and readable privacy notices. He has been deeply involved in the development of APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules and has organized privacy conferences and workshops in Asia, Latin America, Australia, North America and Europe.
Jan Philipp Albrecht (fot. Fritz Schumann)
Jan Philipp Albrecht is spokesperson for Justice and Home Affairs of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament. He is a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and a substitute member of the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) and Coordinator of the Green Group in the European Parliament in the Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (CRIM). He was rapporteur for the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs on the proposal for a directive on the right of access to a lawyer in 2011. Since March 2012, Jan Philipp Albrecht is the rapporteur of the European Parliament for the data protection regulation.
From 2003 until his election in the European Parliament in 2009, he studied Law in Bremen, Berlin and Brussels and was a student of Legal Informatics at the universities of Hannover and Oslo. Jan Philipp Albrecht has committed himself to the Greens in different fields since 1999. By his engagement for data protection issues, the former spokesman for the Federal Executive Committee of the Young Greens (2006 to 2008) turned into an expert for home affairs and legal policy in the European Parliament within short time. Jan Philipp Albrecht was born on 20 December 1982 in Braunschweig/Lower Saxony.
Joseph H. Alhadeff
Joseph H. Alhadeff is the Vice President for Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist for Oracle Corporation, the world's leading supplier of information management software and hardware. Mr. Alhadeff is responsible for coordinating and managing Oracle's global privacy and public policy issues. In addition to his role at Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff serves a prominent role in several influential international organizations dedicated to Internet policy, security and privacy. Among his international affiliations, Mr. Alhadeff serves as the BIAC Chair to the OECD ICCP Committee, head of industry delegation to the OECD Security Steering Group, and Chairs the International Chamber of Commerce’s Digital Economy Committee. In the US, Mr. Alhadeff chairs the Digital Economy Committee for the US India Business Council is Vice Chair of the USCIB’s Information Policy Committee is US Co-chair of the TABC IT Committee and Chairs the Malaysia Committee and Co-chairs the IT Committee of the US-ASEAN Business Council. Mr. Alhadeff has also served as the chair of the Privacy, Governance and ID Management Working Group of the EC’s business expert group on Cloud Computing. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff was General Counsel and Vice President for Electronic Commerce for the US Council for International Business (USCIB) in New York. Alhadeff holds and M.B.A. in management and information systems from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. from Oberlin College.
Richard Allan, Director of Policy, EMEA
Richard Allan joined Facebook in June 2009 to lead the company’s public policy work in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Richard works on a broad portfolio of issues including privacy, online child safety, freedom of expression, e-commerce regulation and public sector uses of social media, Richard also appears regularly in the media as a spokesman for Facebook in Europe. Prior to joining Facebook, Richard was European Government Affairs Director for Cisco from September 2005 and had been an academic visitor at the Oxford Internet Institute. From 2008 to 2009 Richard was Chair of the UK Cabinet Office’s Power of Information Task Force working on improving the use of government data.
Richard was an elected Member of the UK Parliament between 1997 and 2005, and was appointed to the House of Lords in 2010. In the early part of his career Richard was an archaeologist and created software for the UK’s National Health Service - he remains equally fond of Latin and SQL.
José Luis Rodriguez Álvarez
Mr José Luis Rodriguez Álvarez holds a Licentiate degree in Law and he is Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He has been coordinator of European Studies at the University Institute Ortega y Gasset, and managing director of the Foundation for Democracy and Local Law. In April 2004 he was appointed director of the Office of the Secretary of State for Parliamentary Relations, and later General Director of Legal Coordination of the Ministry of the Presidency. From February 2009 until June 2011 he was director of the Office of the Minister of Justice. Since June 2011 he is director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency. He has carried out postgraduate studies at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and has been visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for three years.
Sigrid Arzt, Commissioner Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI)
Mrs. Sigrid Arzt holds a PhD in International Studies from the University of Miami, Florida, US, has a Master´s Degree on International Studies and Peace from Notre Dame University and a B.A. in International Studies from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. In 2009, she is appointed as Information and Privacy Commissioner at the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos Personales -IFAI-). Prior to this position, Mrs. Arzt was appointed by the President of Mexico Mr. Felipe Calderon as the Senior Technical Advisor to the National Security Council where she worked from 2006 Mrs. Arzt worked as an invited research at the Dialogue and Analysis Centre of North America at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus. During September 2009, she was awarded with the Pacific Leadership Program of the University of San Diego (UCSD) whereby she had the opportunity to share reflections and experiences as a public officer with the San Diego She has been a research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and was also fellow at the University of San Diego, California, where her main work relied on the Mexico-USA National Security relationship. From 2003 to 2006, she was founding partner of the civil association “Democracy, Human Rights and Secutiry A.C.”, aimed to study security, governance, transparency and accountability issues, from a human rights perspective. In early 1990’s she worked at the Attorney General’s Office. Commissioner Arzt has also been a consultant to the World Bank Institute, has been lecturer at the Tech Institute of Mexico (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)), the Army and Air Force Center of Studies (CEEFA), the Center for Economic Research and Studies (CIDE) and the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Karim Benyekhlef has been a professor in the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal since 1989, and since 1990 he has been seconded to the Centre de recherche en droit public, of which he has been the Director since 2006. A member of the Quebec Bar since 1985, he praticed in the federal Department of Justice from 1986 to 1989. His areas of teaching and research are information technology law (privacy, domain names, online dispute resolution, freedom of expression), constitutional law (human rights and freedoms), international law, and legal theory and history. In 1995, Prof. Benyekhkef, founded the electronic law journal Lex Electronica, and is also the originator of the first on-line dispute resolution projects (the CyberTribunal project, 1996-1999, eResolution, 1999-2001, and ECODIR
José Alejandro Bermúdez, Superintendent for Personal Data Protection (COLOMBIA)
José Alejandro Bermúdez Durana was appointed as the first Colombian Superintendent for Data Protection in February 2012. He is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá with degrees in Competition Law and Intellectual Property from ESADE (Barcelona) and Publishing from Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). A member of the Executive Committee of the Iberoamerican Network of Personal Data Protection, he has also represented Colombia as ad-hoc observer to APEC's Privacy subgroup and to the Working Party on Internet Security and Privacy of the OECD. Before being appointed as Superintendent for Personal Data Protection he had served as advisor to the Superintendent of Industry and Commerce and coordinator of the Financial Data Protection Group of the Superintendence (2009-2011). Formerly a partner at the law firm Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados and an associate of HR Abogados Corporativos in Bogotá. José Alejandro Bermúdez was a member of the Governmental commission appointed for the draft of the Colombian General Data Protection Law (Law 1581 of 2012) and coordinator of the commission which drafted the secondary regulations.
Chantal Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Chantal Bernier was appointed Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada in December 2008.
Ms. Bernier started her career in the federal government as a lawyer in the Department of Justice Canada. She went on to hold a directorship at the Privy Council Office before being appointed Assistant Deputy Minister at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and later on at Public Safety Canada.
She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Sherbrooke and a Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Born in 1954 in Poznan, Michał Boni graduated from the University of Warsaw where he lectured in the Department of Polish Culture for many years. Activist of the Solidarity movement since 1980, he joined the Solidarity national board in 1989 and became the chairman of the "Mazowsze" Regional Board in 1990. He became member of the first democratically elected Parliament in 1991. As the Minister and the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy from 1991 to 1993, he was responsible for labor market policy. He was an alderman in the central Warsaw municipal assembly from 1994 to 1996.
Boni became the head of the Social Policy Reform Program at the Stefan Batory Foundation in 1995 and the head of the Institute of Public Affairs from 1996 to 1997. Until 2007 he also worked as a human resource management consultant at Enterprise Investors and as an advisor at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers “Lewiatan”. He was the chief advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy from 1998 to 2001. Since 1994 he was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Community Support Framework for the Evaluation of the National Development Programme and Operational Programmes. He was the key expert cooperating in shaping of the National Development Plan and the National Action Plan for 2007-2013.
Since January 2008, he was the Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. He is one of the authors of the "Solidarity across 50+ generations" designed to help senior citizens to return to the labor market. He was also the head of strategic advisors to the Prime Minister responsible for conducting socio-economic analyses and developing strategic plans for the government. The most important documents include "Report on Polish Intellectual Capital", "Returner. Navigation for returning migrants", "Poland 2030. Development Challenges" and "Youth 2011". In 2009, he was appointed as a Minister – a member of the Cabinet and the chairman of the Cabinet’s Standing Committee. Michał Boni was sworn in as the Minister of Administration and Digitization on November 18, 2011.
Caspar Bowden is an independent advocate for information self-determination rights, and public understanding of privacy research in computer science. He is a specialist in data protection policy, EU and US surveillance law, PET research, identity management, and information ethics. He is co-author of the 2012 report to the European Parliament on privacy and cybercrime in Cloud computing, which anticipated risks to EU data sovereignty from "PRISM". For nine years he was Chief Privacy Adviser for Microsoft for forty countries, and previously was co-founder and director of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (www.fipr.org). He was an expert adviser to the UK Parliament on privacy and surveillance legislation, and co-organized six public conferences on encryption, data retention, and interception policy. He has previous careers in financial engineering and risk management, and software engineering (systems, 3D games, applied cryptography), including work with Goldman Sachs, Microsoft Consulting Services, Acorn, Research Machines, and IBM. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society, and a member of the advisory bodies of several civil society associations.
Julie Brill was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission April 6, 2010, to a term that expires on September 25, 2016.
Prior to becoming a Commissioner, Ms. Brill was the Senior Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the North Carolina Department of Justice, a position she held from February 2009 to April 2010. Commissioner Brill has also been a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia University’s School of Law. Before serving as Chief of Consumer Protection and Antitrust in North Carolina, Commissioner Brill served as an Assistant Attorney General for Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the State of Vermont for over 20 years, from 1988 to 2009. Commissioner Brill was associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York from 1987 to 1988. She clerked for Vermont Federal District Court Judge Franklin S. Billings, Jr. from 1985 to 1986. Commissioner Brill graduated, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, and from New York University School of Law, where she had a Root-Tilden Scholarship for her commitment to public service.
Since joining the Commission, Ms. Brill has been working actively on issues of critical importance to today’s consumers, including protecting consumers’ privacy, encouraging appropriate advertising substantiation, guarding consumers from financial fraud, and maintaining competition in industries involving health care and high-tech.
Commissioner Brill is an advocate of protecting consumers’ privacy, especially with new online and mobile technologies, and supports the creation and implementation of mechanisms to give consumers better information and control over the collection and use of their personal online information. In her speeches, publications and meetings with a wide variety of stakeholders, Commission Brill calls on industry and policymakers to improve privacy by developing practical solutions rooted in both consumer protection and competition principles.
Commissioner Brill focuses on the need to improve consumer protection in the financial services arena. She advocates improving regulations and enforcement involving credit reporting, debt collection and in other financial areas. She is particularly interested in combatting frauds targeting consumers caught up in the economic downturn. She strongly supports increased cooperation among the FTC, the CFPB, and the States as they implement the provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Commissioner Brill continues to advocate for effective antitrust enforcement, especially in the health care and high-tech sectors. She wrote the Commission’s unanimous decision in ProMedica, dissolving the merger of two hospitals in Toledo, Ohio. She has called for more effective competition enforcement in the health care sector, including in her statements involving the merger of pharmaceutical management companies Express Scripts and Medco, and the Commission’s decision to withdraw its appeal in FTC v. LabCorp. Her decisions in Google, Intel, and the proposed merger of IDT/PLX demonstrate smart and effective competition enforcement in the high tech sector.
Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Brill received several national awards for her work protecting consumers, including the National Association of Attorneys General Marvin Award for her “outstanding leadership, expertise, and achievement in advancing the goals of the association,” Privacy International’s Brandeis Award for her work on state and federal privacy issues, and the National Association of Attorneys General’s Privacy Award. Commissioner Brill also served as a Vice-Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and Chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Privacy Working Group. In addition, Commissioner Brill testified before Congress on the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as well as other topics including financial institutions, consumer credit, and affiliate sharing practices.
While she was an Assistant Attorney General, Commissioner Brill published numerous articles on important consumer protection issues, including the costs and benefits of prescription drugs in the American health care system, state fair credit reporting laws, and consumer protection issues relating to tobacco retailing. She also served on many national expert panels focused on consumer protection issues such as pharmaceuticals, privacy, credit reporting, data security breaches, and tobacco.
Giovanni Buttarelli, Assistant Supervisor
Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli (1957) has been Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor since January 2009. He was appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council of 14 January 2009 for a term of five years.
Before entering his office, he was Secretary General to the Italian Data Protection Authority since 1997. Member of the Italian judiciary, he has attended to many committees on data protection and related issues at international level.
In 1984 he obtained (ʺcum laudeʺ) his Degree in Law at the University of Rome ʺLa Sapienzaʺ. He previously served from 1976 at the Municipality of Frascati mainly as Head of two registry offices.
From 1984 to 1990 he collaborated with the Chair of Criminal Procedure at Rome University. He has been a member of the Italian judiciary from 1986.
From 1986 to 1990 he served at the Courts of Rome and Avezzano (here, as monocratic judge “pretore”).
From 1990 to 1997 he worked at the Legislation Department of the Italian Ministry of Justice where he contributed to drafting and following up many regulatory provisions, in particular concerning criminal law, criminal procedure and data protection. He was a member of several inter‐Ministerial committees also concerning immigration, racial discrimination, Community fraud, de‐criminalisation, reformation of tax, computer crime laws, access to confidential records and digitalisation of public administrative agencies.
During the EU Italian Presidency period (1996), he chaired the European Union Council Working Group which drew up Directive no. 97/66/EC on the protection of privacy in the telecommunications sector.
In 1997, after the entry into force of the first Italian Data Protection Act, which he had contributed to drafting, he was appointed as Secretary General of the Italian Garante. He played an active role as a member of the Committee that drew up the 2003 Personal Data Protection Code..
In the 2002 to 2003 period he was the President of the Joint Supervisory Authority set up in pursuance of the Schengen Agreement, after being its Vice‐President in 2000‐2001.
The experience on data protection includes the participation in many bodies at European Union level (including Art. 29 Working Party, Art. 31 Committee of Directive n. 95/46/EC and Taiex programs), and at the Council of Europe (in particular, also as a consultant, T‐PD; CJ‐PD, DH‐S‐Ac, Venice Commission), as well as the contribution to many hearings, meetings and workshops held also by Parliaments and to specialized book journals and papers.
He currently teaches on privacy at the Lumsa University, Rome.
Dr. Lee A. Bygrave
Dr. Lee A. Bygrave is Professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo. Additionally, he is a research associate (and formerly co-director) of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at the University of New South Wales. Lee has published extensively on data privacy law and is the author of two major monographs in the field: Data Protection Law: Approaching Its Rationale, Logic and Limits (Kluwer Law International, 2002) and Data Privacy Law: An International Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has advised on privacy and information security issues for a broad range of organizations, including the European Commission, Nordic Council of Ministers, Norwegian Government, US National Academies and UK House of Lords. He is also a member of the European Network of Excellence in Internet Science (
Fred H. Cate
Fred H. Cate is a senior policy advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, and a Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is managing director of the IU Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information and director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. The author of more than 150 articles and books, he is one of the founding editors of the Oxford University Press journal, International Data Privacy Law.
Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D. Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. Noted for her seminal work on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) in 1995, her concept of Privacy by Design seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technology and accountable business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In October, 2010, regulators from around the world gathered at the annual assembly of International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Jerusalem, Israel, and unanimously passed a landmark Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an essential component of fundamental privacy protection. This was followed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s inclusion of Privacy by Design as one of its three recommended practices for protecting online privacy – a major validation of its significance.
November 2011, Dr. Cavoukian was ranked by Women of Influence Inc. as one of the top 25 Women of Influence recognizing her contribution to the Canadian and global economy. This award follows her recognition in 2007 by the Women’s Executive Network as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
Prof. Wojciech Cellary is a computer scientist, head of the Department of Information Technology at the Poznan University of Economics. In his professional career he worked at nine universities in Poland, France, and Italy. His research interests are currently focused on Internet technologies, multimedia, electronic business and economy, electronic government and information society. He is an author of 11 books and over 150 scientific papers. He was a leader of many national and international scientific and industrial projects supported by Polish, French and American industry, Ministry of Science, and EU Framework Programmes. He served as a consultant to Polish ministries of: Science, Education, Telecommunications, Interior, Administration and Regional Development, Parliament and Senate, as well as European Commission. Recently, he served as a chairman of the Council of Digitization that is an advisory body to Polish government concerning e-government solutions in the whole public sector. He served as the Program Chair of the 6th European Ministerial eGovernment Conference and Exhibition “Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans”, Poznan, Poland, November 17-18, 2011, which was a major European event in the area of e-government.
Victor Chapela is Founder & CEO of Sm4rt Predictive, a machine-learning company that specializes in modeling, prediction and prevention of fraud and cyber-attacks based out of Palo Alto, California.
Mr. Chapela has over 25 years of IT experience. During this time, he has founded and managed 6 technology companies in the United States and Mexico. As the founder and CEO of these companies he has mainly been involved in the design and development of software products and specialized services for the financial industry. He is a frequent speaker at international events and is frequently featured in business and trade magazines, television and radio.
His main expertise lies within the area of risk modeling, predictive analytics, machine-learning and information security. He is co-author and contributor of courseware, study material and security papers for SANS, OWASP, ISACA and several other security organizations and media companies.
He is currently co-authoring RiskVolution, a book on the evolution of risk from the origin of life to the digital age.
Ilias Chantzos, Senior Director, Symantec Government Affairs EMEA, Global CIP and Privacy Advisor
Ilias Chantzos is Senior Director of Symantec’s Government Relations and Public Affairs programmes for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Global Advisor for Critical Infrastructure and Data Protection. Chantzos represents Symantec before government bodies, national authorities and international organisations advising on public policy issues with particular regard to IT security and data risk management and availability. Prior to this role in Symantec Chantzos managed the Symantec Government Affairs Programs for EMEA and Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).
Before joining Symantec in 2004, Chantzos worked as legal and policy officer in the Directorate General Information Society of the European Commission focusing on information security policy. He covered the council of Europe Cybercrime Convention and the Framework Decision on Attacks against Information Systems. In addition, he managed a number of EU legislative initiatives relevant to information society and security, including directives on Privacy on Electronic Communications, the Data Retention Directive and the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). He also represented the European Commission in various international debates and conferences.
Chantzos holds a law degree from the University of Thessaloniki and a Masters degree in Computers and Communication Law from the University of London and is a member of the Athens Bar. He serves as Chair of the Executive Board of TechAmerica Europe and appointed member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) for a third consecutive term. Chantzos chaired for three terms the European policy council of the Business Software Alliance, Europe. He speaks Greek, English, Dutch and German.
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Danièle Chatelois is the Chair of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Data Privacy Sub-group (DPS). The DPS is responsible for privacy matters within APEC, and is actively engaged in developing mechanisms for the international implementation of the APEC Privacy Framework, including the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System, as well as an EU BCR / APEC CBPRs Common Referential compliance tool. Ms. Chatelois previously held the position of DPS Vice-Chair and has been a delegate at the Sub-group since 2006. In addition to her APEC responsibilities, she is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Government of Canada, in that capacity, supports Industry Canada’s responsibility for the administration of Canada’s private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
As GM Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft Corp., Peter Cullen is directly responsible for managing the development and implementation of programs that bolster the trustworthiness of Microsoft® products, services, processes and systems worldwide. Cullen leads Microsoft’s TwC Governance team consisting of privacy & safety, geopolitical and accessibility experts, all committed to enhancing customers’ trust in computing experiences. He also leads practice areas of Risk, Policy and Compliance management.
During his tenure at Microsoft, Cullen has been a leading advocate for strong, innovative and effective information policy safeguards for personal information, privacy and data, as well as technologies, services and processes that enhance trust, safety and ease of use. He meets regularly with industry and public policy leaders to advance policy agendas and is a frequent speaker at conferences, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Paul De Hert
Prof. Paul De Hert is an international human rights expert. The bulk of his work is devoted, but not limited, to criminal law and technology & privacy law. At the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Belgium), Paul De Hert holds the chair of ‘Criminal Law’, International and European Criminal Law’ and ‘Historical introduction to eight major constitutional systems’, is Director of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Law (Metajuridica), Director of the Research group on Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism (FRC), and is a core member of the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society Studies (LSTS). At the Tilburg University (The Netherlands), he is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Law and Technology (TILT).
Paul De Hert is also member of the core programming committee of the Computer, Privacy & Data Protection Conference (CPDP), and of the editorial boards of several (inter)national scientific journals such as the Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal (Intersentia) and Criminal Law & Philosophy (Springer). He is co-editor in chief of the Supranational Criminal Law Series (Intersentia) and of the New Journal of European Criminal law (Intersentia).
Willem Debeuckelaere is law graduate of the University of Ghent, Belgium. He worked as a lawyer from 1977 till 1995. He was head of the cabinet of the Belgian Minister of the Interior from 1995 till 1998. He was first nominated judge of the tribunal of first instance and in 2002 counsellor of the Ghent Court of Appeal. He was Vice-President of the Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy from 2004 till March 2007. He has been President of this Commission since April 2007.
Dr. Alexander Dix, LL.M. (Lond.), has more than 27 years of practical experience in German data protection authorities. He was elected as Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information by the Berlin State Parliament (Germany) for the first time in June 2005. Previously he had been Commissioner in the State of Brandenburg for seven years. Dr. Dix is a specialist in telecommunications and media and has dealt with a number of issues regarding the cross-border protection of citizen’s privacy. He chairs the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications (“Berlin Group”) and is a member of the Art. 29 Working Party of European Data Protection Supervisory Authorities. In this Working Party he represents the Data Protection Authorities of the 16 German States (Länder). Born in Hessen, Alexander Dix graduated from Hamburg University with a degree in law in 1975. He received a Master of Laws degree from London University after studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1976 and a Doctorate in law from Hamburg University in 1984. He has published extensively on issues of data protection and freedom of information. Inter alia he is a co-editor of the German Yearbook on Freedom of Information and Information Law.
Daniel Drewer is Data Protection Officer and Head of the Data Protection Office at Europol in The Hague. In this capacity he has played a pivotal role in the development of the data protection regime of the Agency.He holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Hamburg. Daniel Drewer worked as a legal advisor for a media group before starting further professional training at the Hanseatic Court of Appeal. During this time he was seconded to Eurojust, Europol and to the Data Protection Authority of the city of Hamburg. At Europol his first post was as a lawyer in the area of corporate standards. He went on to become Confidentiality Officer with responsibility in the area of data security, handling of classified information, accreditation of systems and security clearances.After that he became Head of the Data Protection and Confidentiality Unit working on data protection policy and information assurance regarding the processing of law enforcement data at Europol.Daniel Drewer is regularly invited to speak on data protection and law enforcement topics at conferences and seminars. He is a lecturer in the training programme for Data Protection Officers provided by the European Institute for Public Administration and in the summer course on criminal law of the Academy of European Law.He is author of several articles on data protection and law enforcement, including the fight against cybercrime
Erin Egan is Facebook’s first Chief Privacy Officer, Policy. In this role, Erin has played a key role in implementing Facebook’s comprehensive privacy program. She evaluates and provides feedback on the privacy impacts of existing and new products and technologies and works with other members of Facebook’s cross-functional privacy team to implement recommended improvements. She also engages with policymakers, regulators and advocates on privacy issues. Prior to joining Facebook, Erin was a partner and cochair of Covington & Burling's Global Privacy and Data Security practice group, where she represented technology and media companies on privacy and data security matters. She has been deeply involved in legislative and regulatory efforts to address privacy, data security, spam, spyware, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues.
David Erdos is Katzenbach Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Balliol College, University of Oxford. His research explores from a comparative, doctrinal and historical perspective the interaction between data protection and open society values including freedom of the press, freedom of research and freedom of information (see www.csls.ox.ac.uk/dataprotection). He has published widely in this area in peer-reviewed journals such as Public Law, the International Journal of Law and Information Technology and Information, Communication and Society as well as in more popular outlets including Privacy Laws and Business and Times Higher Education. He is also author a number more general publications in the field of human rights including Delegating Rights Protection, an Oxford University Press monograph exploring the origins of bills of rights. From October 2013, he will be taking up a new position as University Lecturer in Law and the Open Society at the University of Cambridge.
Ms. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin graduated in France from the HEC School of Business Management (“Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales”), the National Administration School (“Ecole Nationale d’Administration”) and the Multimedia Institute (“Institut Mutltimédia”). She first held various posts with the French State Council (“Conseil d’Etat”), as an “auditeur” from 1986 to 1989, a “maître des requêtes” (counsel) from 1989 to 2001 and was responsible of the relations with the print and broadcast media from 1988 to 1991. Ms. Falque-Pierrotin also served as Deputy Chair of the French Ministry of Culture and French-Speaking World Matters from 1993 to 1995. She became State Counselor (“Conseiller d’Etat”) in November 2001. After serving as Chair of the Interministerial Commission on Internet Affairs in 1996, she was appointed as an Expert adviser for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 1997 and as “rapporteur général” of the report of the French State Council on “Internet and Digital Networks” from 1997 to 1998. From 2001 to December 2010, Ms. Falque-Pierrotin was Chair of the Advisory Board and General Delegate (“déleguée générale”) of the French Internet Rights Forum (“Forum des droits sur l’internet”). Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin has been a member of the French Data Protection Authority (“Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés”) since January 2004. Appointed as Deputy Chair of this authority from February 2009 to September 2011, she became its Chair as of September 21, 2011.
Trustee and Chair, Privacy International
Anna has has been a consumer policy advocate and expert for many years (though she did also spend a stint as a travel writer and editor). As well as her Privacy International duties, she works as independent policy advisor and researcher for national and international organisations, and has authored studies for the UK National Consumer Council (Consumer Focus), the EU Commission and Parliament, OECD, Age UK, etc on subjects ranging from alternative dispute resolution to cloud computing and discrimination in financial services. She is co-ordinator of the sustainability standards area for the British Standards Institute Consumer and Public Interest Unit, and is a Fellow of the Roayl Society of Arts (FRSA). Until 2006, Anna was regional Director for developed and transition economies at Consumers International (CI), where she put issues related to online rights and data protection on the consumer organisations’ priorities agenda and set up the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) ; she is currently senior policy advisor for the latter, with a focus on EU-US economic partnership and free trade negotiations.
With a Masters in Social Work and a Swiss Federal Diploma in Adult Training, Sébastien Gendre has worked for some 21 years as a Social Worker, in everything from specialist education to social and cultural events. This born geek has always been interested in Information and Communication Technologies. As the father of a child, he is especially concerned by the impact new technologies may have on the development of the children of today. As a result he has decided to use his skills for the benefit of a contemporary cause that is particularly dear to his heart: protecting children on the Internet. Sébastien Gendre is head of the Prevention and Training Department for NGO Action Innocence, where he is in charge of developing and implementing the Charity’s prevention strategy.
Rafael García Gozalo
Head of the International Department of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, since June 2008. Before that and between 1995 and 2008 he worked for the Ministry of the Interior as Deputy Director of the Asylum and Refugees Office, where he was also responsible for the international relationships of the Office. From 1990 to 1995 he served as Senior Adviser to the Secretary General for Consumers’ Affaires and to the Minister of Health and Consumers’ Affaires. A civil servant by career since 1987, graduated in Psychology and Political Sciences. Born in Madrid, Spain, in 1957.
Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner
Christopher Graham became UK Information Commissioner in June 2009, with responsibility for overseeing the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act regimes – upholding information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. He is the Vice Chair of the Article 29 Working Party of the European Data Protection Authorities.
Christopher was Director General of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) from April 2000 to June 2009. From 2003-5, he was Chairman of the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA), the federation of advertising self-regulatory bodies across the EU Single Market. Prior to joining the ASA, Christopher was for three years Secretary of the BBC. Christopher first joined the broadcaster as a News Trainee in 1973. He was a Current Affairs Producer for BBC radio and TV before becoming Managing Editor of News Programmes for TV and Radio.
Yoram Hacohen was appointed in 2006 to establish and lead Israel's new data protection authority, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA). As head of ILITA, Yoram represented Israel at international fora including the international conference of data protection commissioners, the ICCP and WPISP committees of the OECD, IAPP and the European commission. Yoram's term as head of ILITA ended on April 2013, and he is a privacy and cyber-security strategist.
Yoram received a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the Hebrew University, and a MBA (com laude) from Tel-Aviv University. He is a Major (ret.) of the Israeli Air-Force.
In the past, Yoram was a data security and electronic publishing entrepreneur. He established Israel’s first PKI certification authority for digital signatures, and published its first legal electronic database that applied a sophisticated search engine. He was a CEO of a start-up that developed technologies to e-publish music notes. Yoram is one of the founders of the Haifa center for law and technology, and taught courses in Israeli universities about "electronic evidence and computer crimes", "legal aspects of e-commerce" and "high-tech entrepreneurship". Yoram is married and a proud father of 3 kids and admires science, music, cars, movies and science fiction
Billy Hawkes was appointed as Irish Data Protection Commissioner in 2005 for a five-year term. He was re-appointed in 2010 for a further 5 years. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a Civil Servant in a number of Government Departments, including Finance, Foreign Affairs, and Enterprise, Trade and Employment. He chairs INTERPOL’s data protection oversight body, the Commission for the Control of Interpol Files.
David A. Hoffman
David A. Hoffman is Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer at Intel Corporation, in which capacity he heads the organization that oversees Intel’s privacy compliance activities, legal support for privacy and security, and all external privacy/ security engagements. Mr. Hoffman joined Intel in 1998 as Intel’s eBusiness attorney to manage the team providing legal support for Intel’s Chief Information Officer. In 2005, Mr. Hoffman moved to Munich, Germany, as Group Counsel in the Intel European Legal Department, while leading Intel’s Worldwide Privacy and Security Policy Team. Mr. Hoffman served on the TRUSTe Board of Directors from 2000-2006. From 2005 – 2009, Mr. Hoffman served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and he is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Future of Privacy Forum and the Board of the Information Accountability Foundation. Mr. Hoffman is the co-chair of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Task Force on Data Protection and Privacy. Mr. Hoffman has a JD from The Duke University School of Law, where he was a Member of the Duke Law Review. Mr. Hoffman also received an AB from Hamilton
J. Trevor Hughes
CIPP President & CEO
J. Trevor Hughes is the President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest association of privacy professionals. Hughes is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology and marketing law. He has provided testimony on privacy issues before several committees within the U.S. Congress, British Parliament and EU Parliament.
Hughes previously served as the executive director of the Network Advertising Initiative and the Email Sender and Provider Coalition. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law and frequently speaks about privacy issues at conferences around the world.
Peter J. Hustinx
Mr. Hustinx (1945) has been European Data Protection Supervisor since January 2004 and was re-appointed by the European Parliament and the Council in January 2009 for a second term of five years. He has been closely involved in the development of data protection law from the start, both at national and at international level. Before entering his office, Mr. Hustinx was President of the Dutch Data Protection Authority since 1991. From 1996 until 2000 he was Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party. He received law degrees in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and in Ann Arbor, USA. Since 1986 he has been deputy judge in the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam.
Deborah Hurley is the Principal of the consulting firm she founded in 1996, which advises governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and foundations on advanced science and technology policy. She is Chair, Board of Directors, Electronic Privacy Information Center. Hurley is a Fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University. While at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in Paris, France, she identified emerging legal, economic, social and technological issues related to protection of personal data and privacy, cybersecurity, information and communications technologies, biotechnology, environmental and energy technologies, nanotechnology, technology policy, and other advanced technology fields. She was responsible for drafting, negotiation and adoption of the OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems. She directed the Harvard University Information Infrastructure Project. Hurley has served on many governmental and non-governmental boards and committees, including for the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), U.S. State Department, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and U. S. National Academy of Sciences Research Council. She carried out a Fulbright study of intellectual property protection and technology transfer in Korea. She is the author of Pole Star: Human Rights in the Information Society, “Information Policy and Governance” in Governance in a Globalizing World, and other publications. Hurley received the Namur Award of the International Federation of Information Processing in recognition of outstanding contributions, with international impact, to awareness of social implications of information technology.
Professor Said IHRAI was appointed on August 31, 2010, Chairman of the National Commission for the control of personal data. Former Chairman of the session of the National Youth Council and the Future (NAYC), formerly University Rector and member of the Advisory Board for the regionalization MSIHRAI is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies.
Professor of International Law, graduated from the University of Paris I-Sorbonne, Mr S.IHRAI teaches at Mohammed V University and was Visiting Professor at the Universities of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, Pierre Mendes-France Grenoble and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He also assured seminars at the University of Genoa, Athens, Tunis, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid and the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). Mr. S.IHRAI is the author of numerous books and articles on Morocco's external relations, humanitarian law, public law of the sea and the collective security under the United Nations system.
Dr. Eng. Wacław Iszkowski President of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications since 1993. Member of the Computerization Council at the Ministry of Administration and Digitization, and member of the Information Science Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Graduated from Department of Electronics of the Warsaw Institute of Technology (year 1972). PhD in Technical Science (year 1978). Senior Lecturer at the Institute of the Information Science of the Warsaw Institute of Technology (1972- 1991). Consultant for Oracle, Vienna organizing its presence in Poland (1990). Marketing Director at Digital Equipment Polska (1991-1994). Vice President of Management Board and Director General at 2SI Sieciowe Systemy Informacyjne (1995–1996). Business Development & Marketing Manager at EDS Poland (1997–1999). Advisor for Strategy at TP.Internet (1999-2005). Organizer of the Polish Information Science Congresses (1994, 1998 i 2003). Editor and co-author of reports on development of the Information Science in Poland. Former member of the Information Science Council (later ICT Council) at the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, and repeatedly expert member of the governmental delegations to the conferences dealing with development of the information society and the eEurope 2005 Plan. Co-author of numerous publications discussing ICT market. In 2005 decorated with the Honorary Decoration "Citizen of Merit for Communication” and with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Dr. Günter Karjoth is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. From 1986 to 2013, he worked at IBM Research - Zurich on protocol engineering technologies, middleware and mobile agent security, secure electronic commerce, identity and access management, and enterprise privacy. He received IBM Outstanding Achievement Awards for his work on Privacy for RFID (2006) and on the Enterprise Privacy Architecture (2005). He published more than 60 technical papers in refereed journals and proceedings, authored 10 patents, and served in different capacities for various international conferences and journals as well as on standardization committees. He lectured on “Privacy in the Electronic Society” at the ETH Zurich.
Robert Kirkpatrick is Director of UN Global Pulse, an innovation initiative of the Secretary-General harnessing Big Data and real-time analytics for global development and crisis resilience. Robert was the founding CTO of the Silicon Valley global health and disaster technology NGO InSTEDD, and the co-founder of Microsoft Humanitarian Systems. He has spent more than 15 years developing solutions for public and private sector organizations, with a focus on organizational change. He has done fieldwork in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Uganda, Indonesia, Cambodia, and post-Katrina New Orleans.
Haksoo Ko is Professor at Seoul National University School of Law in Seoul, Korea. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University, and received both a J.D. (law) degree and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Columbia University in New York, USA. He is an expert in Law and Economics, and his research interests include privacy and data protection; technology and communications; and contract negotiation. He has teaching experiences at Columbia University, National University of Singapore, and University of Hamburg. He also practiced law with large law firms in the USA and in Korea.
Before his appointment as Chairman of the Dutch Data Protection Authority in 2004, Jacob Kohnstamm was active in Dutch politics as member of the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, as State Secretary for Internal Affairs and as member of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament (between 1981 and 2004). Before that, he worked as a lawyer in Amsterdam. Since February 2010, Jacob Kohnstamm is Chairman of the Art. 29 Working Party of European Data Protection Authorities. Since November 2011, Jacob Kohnstamm is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners
Dr. Waltraut Kotschy
DPCC e.U., Data Protection Compliance Consulting
Senior Research Counsel, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna
2004: Constitutional Legal Service of the Austrian Prime Minister, Head of Division for data protection and reorganisation of administration; Austrian representative in all EU Council Working Groups in the field of data protection; special expert on legal questions of e-Government
1993 – 2010: Executive Member of the Austrian Data Protection Commission; Member of the Article 29 Working Party
since 2010: Head of DPCC e.U., assisting controllers in the public and private sector to manage their data protection problems;
Senior Programme Counsel and trainer for Professional Training Academy (ARS) for internal data protection officers
Senior Research Counsel for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute (affiliate to the University of Vienna and Austrian mandated body for EU Twinning Projects); latest project: “Handbook on European Data Protection Law”, written for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency;
Team Leader and Senior Expert in several EU Twinning projects in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Georgia (e-Government) etc.
Numerous publications and speaking engagements in the field of data protection.
Dr Ewa Kulesza is currently Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration University of Łódź. She specializes in data protection, social law ( social insurance, labour law) and social policy. She is the author many publications covering data protection, social law and social policy as well as an experienced advisor to polish legislative bodies and business. Dr Ewa Kulesza was the first person to serve as the Polish Data Protection Authority ( Generalny Inspektor Ochrony Danych Osobowych – Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data ) , elected by the Parliament for the first term in 1998 and reelected in 2002. As the first polish DPA she introduced personal data protection in Poland i.e. through numerous training and educational events for individuals and organizations, including 13 national conferences about data protection. She initiated Poland´s cooperation with the international community in the field of privacy and personal data protection through i.e organizing the 26´th International Conference on Privacy and Personal Data Protection “The Right to Privacy – The Right to Dignity” in Wrocław , Poland in 2004. For her imput into bilateral Polish-German cooperation, she was awarded the “Bundesverdienstkreutz”( 2005).
Dr. Christopher Kuner
Dr. Christopher Kuner is Senior Of Counsel with the international law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Brussels, and an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge. He is also editor-in-chief of the law journal "International Data Privacy Law", and has been active in international organizations such as the Council of Europe, the OECD, and UNCITRAL. His book entitled "Transborder Data Flows and Data Privacy Law" was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press.
Sophie Kwasny is the Head of the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe and is responsible for standard-setting (notably the current modernisation exercise of Convention 108) and policy on data protection and privacy, including with regard to new technologies and the Internet. She is a graduate of the Strasbourg Law University and has been working for the Council of Europe for over 15 years on a variety of topics ranging from prisons’ reforms to medical insurance, or from the independence of the judiciary to nationality law.
Prof John McMillan AO is the inaugural Australian Information Commissioner. He heads the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, which is responsible for freedom of information, privacy protection and advice to government on information management policy. In that role he chairs two statutory committees, the Information Advisory Committee and the Privacy Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Administrative Review Council that advises government on administrative law reform.
John was formerly the Commonwealth Ombudsman from 2003–2010; and the inaugural Integrity Commissioner (Acting) for the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity in 2007.
John is an Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University; a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law; and former President of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. He is co-author of a leading student text, Control of Government Action.
Chairman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
David Medine started full-time as Chairman on May 29, 2013. Previously, Mr. Medine was an Attorney Fellow for the Security and Exchange Commission and a Special Counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. From 2002 to 2012, he was a partner in the law firm WilmerHale where his practice focused on privacy and data security, having previously served as a Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council from 2000 to 2001. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Medine was the Associate Director for Financial Practices at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where, in addition to enforcing financial privacy laws, he took the lead on Internet privacy, chaired a federal advisory committee on privacy issues, and was part of the team that negotiated a privacy safe harbor agreement with the European Union. Before joining the FTC, Mr. Medine taught at the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Law and the George Washington University School of Law. Mr. Medine earned his B.A. from Hampshire College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Dr Arwid Mednis – reader at the Law and Administration Faculty of the University of Warsaw. Legal Counsellor, partner in the Wierzbowski Evesheds law company. Specialist in administrative law, especially in telecommunication and personal data protection law. From 1991 to 2000 he has represented Poland in the Committee for personal data protection at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, between 1998 and 2000 he has been the chairmen of this committee. He is an author of many publications covering personal data protection, e-business, telecommunication law as well as administrative law and a lecturer on many conferences dedicated to those topics.
Associate Professor of Law, Chuo University, JAPAN
Dr. Miyashita is a law professor at Chuo University and consultant for the Office of Personal Information Protection, Consumer Affairs Agency. He was appointed the first privacy officer for international relations in the Cabinet Office of Japan under the two Prime Ministers and his privacy experiences include the Japanese delegation for OECD, APEC and APPA meetings and the member of various committees on privacy policies of the Japanese Ministries. He received Doctor in Law from Hitotsubashi University and is a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and CRIDS (Centre de Recherche Information, Droit et Société), University of Namur in 2012-13. He has numerous of publications, comments and speeches on privacy.
Mario Oetheimer (PhD) is Head of Sector Information Society, Privacy and Data Protection. His areas of expertise with respect to the FRA’s work include: data protection and freedom of expression; disability and human rights; the European Court of Human Rights. He previously worked for the Council of Europe for thirteen years – first with the Council of Europe media division and then with the European Court of Human Rights research division. Mario Oetheimer studied law, and is the author of the book Harmonisation of Freedom of Expression in Europe (2001) in French. He has authored several articles on freedom of expression and the European Court of Human Rights.
Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Maureen K. Ohlhausen was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 4, 2012, to a term that expires in September 2018. Prior to joining the Commission, Ohlhausen was a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she focused on FTC issues, including privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity. Ohlhausen previously served at the Commission for 11 years, most recently as Director of the Office of Policy Planning from 2004 to 2008, where she led the FTC's Internet Access Task Force. She was also Deputy Director of that office. From 1998 to 2001, Ohlhausen was an attorney advisor for former FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle, advising him on competition and consumer protection matters. She started at the FTC General Counsel’s Office in 1997. Before coming to the FTC, Ohlhausen spent five years at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, serving as a law clerk for Judge David B. Sentelle and as a staff attorney. Ohlhausen also clerked for Judge Robert Yock of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims from 1991 to 1992. Ohlhausen graduated with distinction from George Mason University School of Law in 1991 and graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1984. Ohlhausen was on the adjunct faculty at George Mason University School of Law, where she taught privacy law and unfair trade practices. She served as a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and a member of the American Bar Association Task Force on Competition and Public Policy. She has authored a variety of articles on competition law, privacy, and technology matters. Ohlhausen lives in Virginia with her husband, Peter Ohlhausen, and their four children.
Mr. Mahamoudou OUEDRAOGO is Journalist-communicator by profession, man of culture and letters, he holds a PhD in science of communication and information. Mr. OUEDRAOGO held high positions such as Director of the National Television of BURKINA, Director of Communication and Public Relations of the Presidency of BURKINA FASO. From 1996 to 2006, he was successively Minister of Communication and tourism, then Minister of Culture, Arts and tourism. He is currently advisor to the President of the Republic of BURKINA FASO and intérim President of the Authority of Data Protection. He has numerous publications including other works "Internet in BURKINA FASO: realities and utopias”.
Lydia Parnes is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on privacy, data security, online advertising, and general advertising and marketing practices.
Lydia advises companies on how to maintain the highest standards for the collection, protection, and use of consumer data while pursuing their business interests. She helps clients respond to security breaches, including defending against federal investigations; develop and implement comprehensive privacy compliance programs; and understand the nuances of regulation and self-regulation in the privacy arena.
Before joining the firm, Lydia served as the director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she oversaw data security enforcement efforts and the development of the FTC’s approach to online advertising. She testified on numerous occasions on the benefits of a nationwide data breach law, the risks of legislating in the technology area, and the need to assist consumers who become victims of identity theft. In addition, Lydia has extensive experience with the application of consumer-protection principles to the technology market. In 2006, she served as the deputy executive director of the President's Task Force on Identity Theft, coordinating the efforts of 17 federal agencies in developing a national strategic plan to combat identity theft in both the private and public sectors.
Lydia is a member of the American Bar Association. She is Vice Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Privacy and Information Security Committee; she co-chaired the Section’s 2013 Consumer Protection Conference and has served as a Vice Chair of the Section’s Consumer Protection Committee. In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 she was named among the country’s top privacy and data security attorneys in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; in 2011, 2012, and 2013, she was recognized in Chamber’s Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In 2012, Wilson Sonsini was recognized by Law360 as a “top privacy and consumer protection” law firm.
Lydia speaks throughout the country on developments in data security and privacy.
Christina Peters is Chief Privacy Officer at IBM, where she is responsible for information policy andpractices affecting over 400,000 employees and thousands of clients. She leads a global team of legal,data protection and technical professionals at IBM who address privacy and data security in theleadership manner expected of this global brand. She also leads IBM’s global engagement in publicpolicy and industry initiatives on data security and privacy, and serves on the advisory board of theFuture of Privacy Forum.As a practicing attorney at IBM since 1996, Christina has handled a wide range of complextransactional, policy, compliance, litigation, and cybersecurity matters in the United States andinternationally.Christina was educated at Dartmouth College (summa cum laude) and Harvard Law School (magnacum laude), where she was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review. After a D.C. Circuitclerkship, Christina worked at a large Washington, D.C., law firm. Prior to joining IBM, she was aRobert Bosch Fellow in Germany, where she worked at the Federal Cartel Authority and DeutscheTelekom. She speaks German and French in addition to her native English.
Jules Polonetsky has served since November 2008 as Executive Director of the Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank seeking to improve the state of online privacy by advancing responsible data practices. His previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney. In 2011, Jules was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. He has served on the boards of groups such as TRUSTe, the IAPP, the Network Advertising Initiative, the Privacy Projects, and the Better Business Bureau (NY Region)
Nataša Pirc Musar
Nataša Pirc Musar was born in 1968 in Ljubljana. After graduating from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in 1992, she passed the national bar examination in 1997. After completing her studies, she was employed for six years at the Slovenian national TV as a journalist and news presenter. Subsequently, she worked for five years as a news presenter on “24 ur”, the primary information programme of the largest commercial TV in Slovenia, POP TV.
In 2001 she moved to the financial sector, where she joined the largest Slovenian private financial corporation, Aktiva Group, as Head of Corporate Communications. In April 2003 she became the Director of the Training and Communications Centre of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia. In 2004, the National Assembly elected her the second Slovenian Commissioner for Access to Public Information. Since 31 December 2005, when the Office of the Commissioner for Access to Public Information merged with the Inspectorate for Personal Data Protection, Nataša Pirc Musar has held the office of Information Commissioner.
In 2009 the National Assembly elected Mrs. Pirc Musar to an additional five-year term as Information Commissioner.
In October 2009, Nataša Pirc Musar was elected Vice President of the Europol Joint Supervisory Body, and in March 2013 President of the JSB Europol.
In July 2013 Nataša became the member of an ad hoc EU USA group of experts nominated by the European Commision to evaluate the NSA's massive data collection.
Charles D. Raab
Charles D. Raab is Professor of Government in the University of Edinburgh. He has held visiting positions at several other universities and institutes, and has served on advisory or editorial boards of research projects, national research funding bodies, and academic journals, and on conference programme committees. He is co-Director of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP). With the Surveillance Studies Network, he co-authored the Report on the Surveillance Society (2006) and an Update Report (2010) on this subject for the UK Information Commissioner. With B. Goold, he co-authored Protecting Information Privacy (2011) for the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission. He has conducted funded research on information policy and regulatory issues, including privacy, data protection, surveillance, identity management, data-sharing, e-government, and European police co-operation, and is the author of a large number of articles, book chapters, and books, including (with C. Bennett), The Governance of Privacy (2006). He was on the Management Committee of the EU/European Science Foundation’s COST Action ISO807 on ‘Living in Surveillance Societies’ (LiSS), participates in several EU-funded projects (IRISS, PRISMS, SIAM) within the 7 and is associated with the Canadian-funded project on ‘The New Transparency’. He has written reports for the European Commission, UK and Scottish government agencies, and has advised civil society and research organisations on projects and publications concerning privacy and surveillance. He was the Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution, for an Inquiry resulting in Surveillance: Citizens and the State (HL Paper 18, Second Report, Session 2008-09). As a member of Experts Groups, he helped to draft the Scottish Government’s Identity Management and Privacy Principles (2010) and the UK Identity and Passport Service’s Identity Rights Charter (2010). He coauthored a consultative report for the UK Information Commissioner on Privacy Impact Assessment and Risk Management (2013). He is an Academician of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (2007-2011). Chair of the Latin America Data Protection Network (2007-2010). Deputy Chair of the Article 29 Working Party (2010-2011) Graduate in Law with Extraordinary Prize Honours (1988) and Doctor in Law at the University of Valencia (1990). Professor of Constitutional Law at the Jaume I University of Castellón. He has performed research activity at international centres such as the International Human Rights Institute (Strasbourg), Theory of State Department of La Sapienza University (Rome) and the Centre de Recherche de Droit Constitutionnel at the Paris I-Pantheòn-Sorbonne University. He is the author of numerous monographs, collective books and scientific articles in specialised national and international reviews. He has participated in national and international research lines and projects on contemporary transformations of the Public Administration, independent Administrations, electoral guarantees, Parliament, protection of fundamental rights in the process of European integration and the processes of political decentralisation in the Member States of the European Union. Director of the Legal Studies Centre of the Spanish Ministry of Justice from 2004 to 2007.
I.R. Readhead, QPM, LL.B
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION, ASSOCATION OF CHIEF POLICE OFFICERS
Mr Readhead joined Hampshire Constabulary at the age of 16 as a cadet and completed a period of voluntary service overseas, teaching in the Falkland Islands prior to joining the regular service. His work for disadvantaged children was recognised by the Lions Club making him the National Youth of the Year in 1974. He attended Southampton University obtaining an Honours degree in Law in 1982. His successive ranks in the Police Service have a strong operationastwel background. He was appointed Assistant Chief Constable in April 1995, becoming Deputy Chief Constable on 1st April 2000. Mr. Readhead led for the Association of Chief Police Officers on a number of portfolio areas including Communications, Freedom of Information, Data Protection, Procurement and Mobile Data.
Mr Readhead retired from Hampshire Constabulary in September 2008 and immediately took up his new role as Director of Information for the Association of Chief Police Officers. He continues to lead for the Police Service on matters involving Freedom of Information, Data Protection and Records Management and also has responsibility for ACPO’s Criminal Record Office which, amongst other business areas, covers a range of tasks from direct involvement in operational work, to the exchange of convictions, intelligence and biometric data around the world.
In May 2013, Mr Readhead became the Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Joel R. Reidenberg
Joel R. Reidenberg is the inaugural Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy at Princeton University (2013/14) and holds the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair in Law at Fordham University. He is the Founding Academic Director of the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy. Professor Reidenberg previously served as the President of Fordham University’s Faculty Senate and as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Chief Academic Officer of the University. Reidenberg’s published books and articles explore both information privacy and information technology law and policy. He teaches courses in Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law and Information Privacy. He has served as an expert adviser to the U.S. Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission. He has also chaired the Section on Defamation and Privacy of the Association of American Law Schools (the academic society for American law professors) and is a former chair of the association's Section on Law and Computers. Reidenberg received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College (1983), a J.D. from Columbia University (1986), and both a D.E.A. droit international économique (1987) and a Ph.D in law from the Université de Paris –Sorbonne (2003). He is admitted to the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia.
Kostas Rossoglou holds the position of Senior Legal Officer at BEUC and is leading BEUC’ Digital Team. He has been working at BEUC’s Legal Department since January 2009 and his main areas of expertise are data protection and Intellectual Property Rights. He is also working in the field of contract law and consumer redress. Kostas Rossoglou is a Greek qualified lawyer, member of the BAR of the Thessalonica, in Greece. BEUC is a Brussels-based organisation representing forty three reputed independent consumer associations from some thirty European countries (EU, EEA and applicant countries). BEUC investigates EU decisions and developments likely to affect consumers, with a special focus on eight areas identified as priorities by our members: Energy & Sustainability, Financial Services, Food, Health, Safety, Consumer Contracts, Digital and consumer redress.
Felipe Rotondo integrates The Personal Data Control and Regulatory Unit of Uruguay, having presided it several times. Doctor in Law and Social Sciences from the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay. Professor of Administrative Law at this University and from March 2013, Director of its Administrative Law Institute. Professor in Masters courses at the University of Montevideo. Author of more than ninety published works and speaker at conferences, seminars, etc. in his areas of expertise.
Peter Schaar, the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, who is holding a diploma in economics, was born in Berlin in 1954. From 1980 to 1986 he worked in different functions in the administrative service of the Free and Hanseatic Town of Hamburg. From 1986 to 2002 he worked at Hamburg’s Data Protection Commissioner’s office. From 2002 to 2003 he was the managing director of a consulting company for data protection, since 2007 he works as temporary lecturer at the University of Hamburg. Since December 2003 Peter Schaar is the Federal Data Protection Commissioner and in 2006 he became also the Federal Commissioner for Freedom of Information. In November 2008 he was reconfirmed in his office for another five-year term by the German Bundestag. Awards: Prize of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation “Das politische Buch 2008” (“the political book 2008”) for the book Das Ende der Privatsphäre (The end of privacy); “eco Internet AWARD 2008”, the special award of the German Internet business.
Dr. Sachiko Scheuing is European Privacy Officer for Acxiom, a global leader in marketing services. With over 15 years in marketing intelligence and as a former Chief Analyst, Sachiko combines theoretical and practical experience to manage Acxiom’s European Government affairs and compliance, also providing national and European level advice to clients and colleagues on data protection and privacy matters. Sachiko is active in many European and global associations, most notably the Dutch Association of Data Protection Officers (NGFG) where she is a long standing board member, Confederation of European Data Protection Organisation (CEDPO), and Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing (FEDMA).
Marie Shroff is New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner, a role she’s had since 2003. Advances in digital technology have changed the face of privacy and increased the challenges for privacy commissioners in recent years. Marie’s office keeps a close watch on the impacts that technology have on privacy. Her office also looks at new law and policy to assess how it affects individual privacy. Recent large data breaches in New Zealand and consequent investigations have raised the public profile of privacy, and Marie speaks frequently in the media on privacy issues. To encourage good personal information handling practices in New Zealand, the office works with business, health, public sector and civil society groups, supports training and education for individuals and organisations, and publishes guidance material, such as the office’s recent guidelines for users of cloud computing. Marie also oversees the Office’s investigations and complaints area. New Zealand belongs to a group of Asia-Pacific privacy regulators who consult and meet regularly to keep up to date with the issues affecting people in our geographical area, share ideas and resources, and consider co-ordinated actions to protect privacy. Marie has a strong background in government administration and was Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary of the Cabinet from 1987-2003, working with four Governors-General and six Prime Ministers. Earlier in her career Marie worked in foreign affairs, teaching and journalism.
David Smith ,Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection
David Smith is the Deputy Commissioner with responsibility for the Data Protection supervisory functions of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) based in Wilmslow, As well as providing Data Protection leadership across the Information Commissioner’s Office, David has direct responsibility for oversight of its Strategic Liaison Division which develops and manages the ICO’s relations with its key stakeholders. He is a member of both the Commissioner’s Management Board and Executive Team. The international aspects of David’s work involve him in representing the UK on the Article 29 Working Party of European Supervisory Authorities set up under the Data Protection Directive. In addition he was the Chairman of the data protection supervisory body for Europol from October 2006 to October 2009.
Małgorzata Steiner is the Head of the Department for Analysis and Public Communication in the Ministry of Administration and Digitisation. Previously, she was responsible for matters related to administration, digital economy and innovation in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. In Germany, she coordinated international projects for German Development Cooperation Agency GIZ, and in the United States she taught leadership and worked as a consultant. She graduated in law at the Humboldt University in Berlin and public politics at Harvard University.
Blair Stewart is Assistant Commissioner (Auckland) with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand. Blair’s responsibilities include international affairs and in this context he has been a New Zealand delegate to the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup (since its inception) and the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy. Blair has been active in networks of privacy commissioners regionally, through the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum, and internationally, through the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. He currently serves on the Committee of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network and as an Administrator of the APEC Cross-border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement. Blair was closely involved on the New Zealand side on the long-running process that recently resulted in the European Commission formally deciding that New Zealand provided an adequate level of data protection for the purposes of EU law.
Biography of Jennifer Stoddart Privacy Commissioner of Canada Since taking on the role of Privacy Commissioner of Canada in December of 2003, Jennifer Stoddart and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada have become leaders both nationally and internationally in the privacy sphere. In December 2010, Commissioner Stoddart was reappointed for a three-year term. The Commissioner has overseen a number of important investigations and audits of personal information handling practices in the public and private sectors. Throughout her mandate, she has advocated the need to ensure that both PIPEDA and the Privacy Act continue to provide the strongest possible protections for Canadians in an era of constantly evolving risks to privacy.
JoAnn C. Stonier
JoAnn C. Stonier is the EVP/Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer for MasterCard Worldwide. She is responsible for worldwide privacy compliance and information governance for the enterprise. Ms. Stonier is responsible for identifying MasterCard’s data strategy as an element of the company’s product and business strategy as well as for the management of privacy and data protection compliance and regulatory engagement on a global basis. Ms. Stonier and her team of global professionals help business colleagues understand the opportunities associated with MasterCard’s information assets as well as understand the risks and relevant legal requirements that need to be addressed related to the collection, use and disclosure of personal data. Prior to joining MasterCard in 2008, Ms. Stonier was the Chief Privacy Officer for American Express Company. She also held various roles of increasing responsibility at American Express, including Chief Operating Officer, American Express Tax & Business Services; Vice President, Acquisition Integration; and Vice President & Assistant to the Chairman. Ms. Stonier has worked at Waldenbooks, Inc., PepsiCo and started her career as an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Coopers. In addition to her work at MasterCard, Ms. Stonier is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute where she teaches business strategy and international business, in the Design Management Master’s program. Ms. Stonier received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University in Queens, and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College. She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey. Ms. Stonier has been recognized as an expert in the field of financial privacy, and was named as a fellow to The Aspen Institute’s First Mover Fellowship program. She is a well-regarded speaker at industry events and often addresses the need for balancing information innovation and privacy. Events have included: Amplify Festival 2013 Keynote Speaker, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium.
Katarzyna Szymielewicz - human rights lawyer and activist. Co-founder and president of Panoptykon Foundation – a Polish NGO defending human rights in the context of surveillance society. Advisor to the Minister for Administration and Digital Agenda in Poland. Since 2012 vice-president of European Digital Rights. Graduate of the University of Warsaw (Law) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (Development Studies). Active in European debate on the shape of new data protection legislation.
Omer Tene, VP of Research, IAPP
Omer Tene is VP of Research at IAPP, where he administers the Westin Fellowship program and fosters ties between the industry and academia. He is also Vice Dean of the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel; an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He has published extensively in US and European law reviews about big data, online tracking, and international privacy law.
Richard Thomas is global strategy adviser at the Centre for Policy Leadership (CIPL), the data privacy and information think-tank associated with the Hunton & Williams law firm. He was the UK Information Commissioner from 2002 to 2009. He held independent status with a range of responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 1998 and related laws. The functions of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) include promoting good practice, ruling on complaints and taking enforcement action.
Spokesman on Constitutional Affairs of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament
Before elected as Member of European Parliament he was the adviser to the Delegation of the Civic Platform in the European Parliament (2004-2009). Since 2000 he is a university lecturer at the Collegium Civitas in Warsaw as well as the National School of Public Administration (1998-2009). He also worked as an analyst in the European Centre in Natolin where he specialized in the issues of the functioning and the reforms of EU institutions. Member of the Constitutional Affairs as well as the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committees in the European Parliament. Active Member of the parliamentary delegation responsible for relations with the US Congress. Member of the Civic Platform, elected from Warsaw
Dr Wojciech Rafał Wiewiórowski
Dr Wojciech Rafał Wiewiórowski – Inspector General for Personal Data Protection in Poland (GIODO) Holding the position of the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data since August 2010. Before starting to work for public administration in 2006, he was among others a lecturer at higher education institutions in Gdańsk. He was also an adviser in the field of e-government and information society for the Minister of the Interior and Administration, as well as the Director of the Informatisation Department at the Ministry of the Interior and Administration. In 2010 he was appointed the member of the Archives Council to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is a member of the Polish Association for European Law, a mediator in the Court of Conciliation for Internet Domains at the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, a Secretary of the Council of Minister’s Committee for Informatisation and Communication, as well as a member of the Committee on Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations assisting the European Commission. His areas of activity include Polish and European IT law, processing and security of information, legal information retrieval systems, informatisation of public administration, electronic signature and application of semantic web and legal ontologies in legal information processing.
Christopher Wolf is a privacy lawyer and advocate. He leads the global privacy practice at Hogan Lovells US LLP and is based in Washington, DC. Chris is the founder and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum think tank, and recently organized and helps to lead the Coalition for Privacy and Free Trade. Chris is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and its privacy working group, and was a member of the OECD volunteer group of privacy experts consulting on the OECD privacy guidelines. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Chris is National Civil Rights Chair for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and recently co-authored (with ADL National Director Abraham Foxman) a book entitled Viral Hate: Containing its Spread on the Internet. MSNBC has called Chris a "pioneer in Internet law" and the Washingtonian Magazine designated him as a 2013 "Tech Titan."
David Wright is managing partner of Trilateral Research & Consulting, a London-based partnership, which he founded in 2004. He has been a partner in numerous projects funded by the European Commission involving privacy, surveillance, risk, security, and ethics. Trilateral has also performed a study for the UK Information Commissioner’s Office on privacy impact assessment and risk management and is conducting a study on privacy seals for the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) in Ispra, Italy. David has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals. His most recent book, Privacy Impact Assessment, was published by Springer in 2012.