Angela DALY

Dr Angela Daly is a socio-legal scholar specialising in the regulation of new technologies. She is also the author of ‘Socio-Legal Aspects of the 3D Printing Revolution’ (Palgrave 2016), based on her postdoctoral research at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research (Australia) and ‘Private Power, Online Information Flows and EU Law’ (Hart 2016), based on her doctoral research at the European University Institute (Italy). She is currently Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow in Queensland University of Technology's Faculty of Law (Australia) and research associate in the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society (Netherlands).


Jennifer DASKAL

Jennifer Daskal is an Associate Professor at American University Washington College of Law, where she teaches and writes in the fields of criminal, national security, and constitutional law. From 2009-2011, Daskal was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice. Previously, she was senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and clerked for the Honorable Jed S.Rakoff. Daskal is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, and Cambridge University, where she was a Marshall Scholar.



Simon is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential data protection and privacy figures in the world and is one of the pioneers of the international privacy arena. His work in the fields of consumer rights and technology policy has spanned more than 25 years and has directly influenced the development of law and public policy in more than 40 countries. He is the Founder and for 22 years was Director General of the global watchdog Privacy International and has advised a wide range of corporate, government and professional bodies. He has also been an Expert Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Simon has been a Visiting Fellow in Law at both the University of Greenwich and the University of Essex, and for 13 years until 2011 was appointed to the London School of Economics, where he taught the groundbreaking MSc Masters course in "Privacy & Data Protection". He is also Associate Director in LSE Enterprise (the LSE's commercial arm) and is co-director of the LSE’s Policy Engagement Network http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystems/research/policyEngagement/ . He publishes a wide-ranging blog at www.privacysurgeon.org


Christian D'Cunha

Christian advises the European Data Protection Supervisor on legal and policy developments in the EU. He provides support on strategic planning and communications and has led a project on privacy, choice and consumer welfare in the age of big data, including the recent Opinion on Coherent Enforcement of Individual Rights . Previously in the European Commission, Christian led on the internal security strategy and on the review of the data retention directive. Before moving to Brussels in 2008, he worked for several years in London as private secretary the Chairman of the Labour Party and later for the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales on judicial appointments and constitutional reform matters.


Willem Debeuckelaere

Willem Debeuckelaere is law graduate of the University of Ghent, Belgium. He worked as a lawyer from 1977 till 1995. He was president of the “Human Rights League” from 1982 to 1989. He published on legal aid, constitutional and administrative law, privacy and data protection. 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 subsequently, 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.


Philippe De Backer

After a PhD in Biotechnology at the Universiteit Gent, Philippe De Backer worked as a technology analyst at for different ventures capital company specialised in bio-industry. From 2011 to 2016 he was a MEP, where he was active in the ITRE, ECON and TRAN committees. In May 2016, Philippe De Backer was appointed Secretary of State in charge of fight against Social Fraud, Privacy and the North Sea.


Laura De Boel

Laura De Boel is a senior associate in the Brussels office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Her practice is focused on all aspects of European data protection law, including data breaches, international data transfers, cloud computing and mobile devices. She has extensive experience advising clients on pan-European data protection compliance across a range of sectors. She also assists clients in their dealings with privacy and data protection authorities, such as the Belgian Privacy Commission.


Els De Busser

Dr. Els De Busser is currently senior lecturer at the Faculty Public Management, Law & Safety and senior researcher at the Faculty IT & Design, Centre of Expertise Cyber Security of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. She is also guest researcher at Leiden University, Institute of Security and Global Affairs; a member of the Meijers Committee; secretary of the Scientific Committee of AIDP and expert for EJTN. Her book “Data Protection in EU and US Criminal Cooperation” (Maklu, 2009) was awarded with the 2014 Siracusa Prize for Young Penalists by AIDP and ISISC.



Paul De Hert is professor of law at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is the Director of the research group on Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism (FRC) and senior member of the research group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS). Paul De Hert is also associated-professor Law and Technology at the Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology (TILT).


Anne De Hingh

Assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Internet law, Big Data, privacy, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity.



Co-founder and Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, a global multi-stakeholder dialogue process launched in 2012 to address the tension between the cross-border nature of the Internet and the diversity of national jurisdictions. He previously was a Director on the ICANN Board (2010-2013), France's Thematic Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Information Society (2006-2010) and an active participant in the WSIS process (2002-2005). A diplomat, civil society actor and entrepreneur, Bertrand is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1978), Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (1983), and Ecole Nationale d'Administration (1986).



Secretary of the Belgian Standing Intelligence Agencies Review Committee since 1993 Secretary (registrar) of the Belgian Appeal Body for Security Clearances, Certificates and Advices Master of Law, University of Leuven (1982) Former Professional experience 1985 – 1991 Ministry of Interior (Public order and international police cooperation) 1983-1985 Ministry of Finance Expert for DCAF (Geneva) and the Belgian Intelligence and Security School (Heverlee) Contact Belgian Standing Intelligence Agencies Review Committee Leuvenseweg 48, 4 1000 Brussels



Katja de Vries is a PhD researcher in the interdisciplinary Center on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) within the "Law and autonomic computing. A mutual transformation process"-project at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Her current research focuses on profiling technologies and data protection. She attempts to address this topic both as philosopher of law and of technology. She has studied at Universiteit Leiden, SciencesPo in Paris and at Oxford University, and holds four Master’s degrees (M.Jur. Oxon, Civil Law, Cognitive Psychology and Philosophy). Katja de Vries has written on privacy, data protection, profiling algorithms within Ambient Intelligence appliances, and the history and philosophy of statistics.


Chris DecubbeR

Chris is a master of electro-mechanical engineering from KU Leuven. He is coordination the 'Factories of the Future' PPP and works on knowledge transfer mechanisms that enhance the impact of the FoF PPP. The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is an industry-driven, the official representative of the private side in the 'Factories of the Future' public-private partnership under Horizon 2020. The partnership aims at bringing together private and public resources in an industry-led research and innovation programme for a wide range of manufacturing sectors. At EFFRA, Chris Decubber aims at generating consensus on research and innovation priorities among the industrial and research community.



M.Eng. in Nuclear Engineering, UD is Founder and CEO of IES Solutions, an Italian SME developing and providing IT solutions for information interoperability to Emergency Services and Civil Protection Organisations. He has been coordinating several EC-funded projects (e.g. REACT, REACH112, REFIRE, ESENet) and is involved in the running EmerGent and EPISECC projects on Emergency Management and I_HeERO on the implementation of eCall across Europe. He served as Vice-chair of the EENA Operation Committee, is founding member of PSCE and is regular advisor to the FEU (Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations).



Will DeVries is Senior Privacy Counsel for Google, advising Google on global data protection compliance and product development. His work covers a broad swath of privacy issues, with special focus on online advertising, children’s privacy, and harmonization of global data protection rules. He previously worked for Google in Washington, DC as Policy Counsel on regulatory and legislative issues ranging from social networking to online advertising to government access to user data.

Prior to Google, Will taught Information Privacy Law and E-commerce Law at the George Washington University Law School from 2007 to 2010, and has lectured to students at Stanford University, the University of California, and elsewhere. From 2004 to 2010, Will also worked in the Communications, Privacy and Information Law group at WilmerHale LLP. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.


Claudia DIAZ

Claudia Diaz is currently a professor at the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) research group of the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at the KU Leuven, where she coordinates the Privacy and Identity Management subgroup. She holds a Master degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain) and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the KU Leuven (Belgium). The focus of her research is Privacy Enhancing Technologies. She is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs) journal.


Fernando Diaz

Fernando Diaz is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research. His primary research interest is formal information retrieval models and his research experience includes distributed information retrieval approaches to web search, interaction logging and modeling, mining of temporal patterns from news and query logs, cross-lingual information retrieval, graph-based retrieval methods, and synthesizing information from multiple corpora. His work on federation won the best paper awards at the WSDM 2009, SIGIR 2009, and ECIR 2011 conferences. His work on crisis informatics has received awards at SIGIR 2011 and ISCRAM 2013.


Christopher Docksey

Christopher Docksey is the Director of the Office of the EDPS, where he has been responsible for the coordination and implementation of policies and activities since 2010. He is a member of the English Bar and a law graduate of the Universities of Cambridge and Virginia. He has taught law at the Universities of Exeter and Washington and at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law. He was the Legal Adviser on data protection to the European Commission from 2001 to 2010. During this period he represented the Commission in the data protection cases before the European Court of Justice and advised on draft legislation and international negotiations on matters such as Safe Harbor, PNR and TFTP. Most recently he represented the EDPS in the Schrems proceedings before the Court.


Stewart Dresner

Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business, has written on data protection/privacy since 1975. He established Privacy Laws & Business (PL&B) in 1987 starting with a newsletter, now an information service on 120+ countries. PL&B services, with clients in 50+ countries, include conferences and training, and the PL&B UK Report. He has spoken at conferences in around 20 countries. PL&B’s 30th Annual International Conference, Promoting Privacy with Innovation, 3-5 July, 2017, St. John’s College, Cambridge. Free e-news service. www.privacylaws.com has links to privacy law information worldwide.



Massimo Durante is Professor in Philosophy of Law and Legal Informatics at the Department of Law, University of Turin. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law (Department of Law, Univ. of Turin), and a Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy (Faculty of Philosophy, Paris IV Sorbonne). Author of several books, he has published articles in Italian, English and French. Faculty Fellow of the Nexa Center for Internet and Society, he is member of the Board of the International Ph.D. Program “Law, Science, and Technology”.

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