Sarah Chander

Sarah is Advocacy Officer at ENAR, working to influence EU and national policy, practice and legislation across Europe in the field of race relations. Specifically, she works on hate crime and speech, afrophobia, antisemitism, equality data, and employment.


Roger Clarke

Roger Clarke is a consultant in strategic and policy impacts and implications of advanced information technologies. He is also a Visiting Professor in Cyberspace Law and Policy at UNSW in Sydney, and in Computer Science at the ANU in Canberra. He has published on a wide variety of aspects of privacy, including dataveillance, authentication, PETs and PIAs, and on topical issues such as drones, cloud computing and big data. His publications are accessible at http://rogerclarke.com and http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=V3s6CWYAAAAJ.



Jeff Chester is Executive Director of the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), a Washington, DC nonprofit. CDD is one of the leading US NGOs advocating for consumers on digital privacy and consumer protection issues. He co- led the campaign for the enactment of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Through a series of reports and complaints on such topics as online behavioral advertising (OBA), mobile marketing, and social media, CDD has helped engage the FTC to address unfair and deceptive practices arising from online advertising. Jeff is the current U.S. co-chair of TACD's Information Society (Infosoc) group.



Damian Clifford is a doctoral researcher at the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP law funded by Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO). Before beginning his doctoral research as an FWO Aspirant fellow, Damian worked on several FP7 and H2020 projects at CiTiP. His PhD is entitled ‘The Legal limits to the monetisation of online emotions’ and examines the legal issues surrounding the monetisation of online behaviour and emotions and the nudging or manipulation of internet users. Damian has published in both Irish and International Journals and has presented at several international conferences.



Dr. Clifton is a Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. He works on data privacy, particularly with respect to analysis of private data. From 2013-2015, Dr. Clifton served as a program director at the National Science Foundation. Prior to joining Purdue in 2001, he was a principal scientist in the Information Technology Division at the MITRE Corporation. Before joining MITRE in 1995, he was an assistant professor of computer science at Northwestern University. He has a Ph.D. (1991) and M.A. (1988) from Princeton University, and Bachelor's and Master's degrees (1986) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Iwen Coisel is Scientific/Technical project officer since 2012 in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He is based in Ispra, Italy. He is a part of the Cyber & Digital Citizens' Security Unit which aims to strengthen the trust and security of European citizens in a sustainable and inclusive ICT-based European Society. Before joining the European Commission, he was a researcher with the Crypto Group of the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, where he was focusing on private authentication systems. He received his Ph.D. degree in cryptography in 2009, while he was with Orange Labs, Caen, France. The topic of the Ph.D. was anonymous authentication systems dedicated to low cost devices.


Mark D. Cole

Since January 2015, Mark D. Cole is Professor for Media and Telecommunication Law at the University of Luxembourg, where he previously was Associate Professor for the Law of the New Information Technologies, Media and Communications Law since 2007. He is also Course Director for the Master in General European Law LL.M. programme (SatComMediaLaw track). In addition, he is a Faculty Member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg. Since July 2014, he holds an additional position as Director for Academic Affairs at the Institute of European Media Law (EMR, Saarbrücken/Brussels). He is editor of the European Data Protection Law Review (EdpL).


Chris Connolly

Chris Connolly is a lawyer, researcher and consultant on privacy. He is a consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) where he has been the lead author of several reports on privacy and cyberlaws. His recent publications include "Data protection regulations and international data flows: Implications for trade and development" (UNCTAD 2016), the Global Cloud Computing Scorecard (BSA / Galexia 2016) and the European and Asia-Pacific Cybersecurity Dashboards (BSA / Galexia 2015).

Chris is also a director of Galexia where he provides specialist consulting services for privacy and cyberlaw projects. He has advised Governments on the development of privacy, cyber-crime and electronic commerce laws in many counties, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Data Protection Leader journal.



Daniel Cooper is a partner with the law firm, Covington & Burling LLP, and both a qualified UK solicitor and US attorney. His practice area involves advising on European privacy, data protection and employment law matters, as well as contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work and e-commerce issues. Mr. Cooper heads up the firm's London privacy and security practice, and in that capacity has advised a number of clients on the legal risks and implications of employee/applicant vetting exercises. He is a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Law School and Oxford University.


Lani Cossette

Lani Cossette is a member of Microsoft’s EU Government Affairs team in Brussels. Prior to moving to Brussels in April 2016, she was a Senior Attorney with Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs Department. From 2014-15, Lani split her time between Microsoft and the Data & Society Research Institute, where she was an inaugural fellow. Prior to joining Microsoft, Lani worked as a reporter, investigator, litigator and policy manager for Transparency International.



Bart Custers PhD MSc LLM is associate professor and head of research at eLaw, Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University. His main expertise and experience is in the fields of risk profiling, privacy, big data, law enforcement technologies and cybercrime. In 2013 he published a book on privacy and discrimination in the information society, focusing on the effects of data mining and risk profiling in big data and in 2015 he published a book on the use of drones. On a regular basis he gives lectures on profiling, privacy and big data. He has presented his work at international conferences in the United States, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He has published his work, over 80 publications, in both scientific and professional journals and newspapers.

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