Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin held various posts with the French State Council (Conseil d’Etat) from 1986 to 2001 and had responsabilities in the print and broadcast media from 1988 to 1991. Deputy Chair of the French Ministry of Culture and French-Speaking World Matters from 1993 to 1995, then she became State Counselor (Conseiller d’Etat) in November 2001 and has been a member of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) 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. She was reelected by the members of the CNIL on 4 February 2014 and was elected Chair of the Article 29 Working Party on 27 February 2014 and then re-elected in February 2016 for a two-year term.


Lilla Farkas

Lilla Farkas has been a member of the Budapest Bar Association since 1998. Between 2006 and 2014 she litigated for the desegregation of Roma schools on behalf of the Chance for Children Foundation. Between 2005 and 2011 she served as president of the Hungarian Equal Treatment Authority’s Advisory Board. She is senior legal policy analyst for the Migration Policy Group, serving as the race (Roma) ground coordinator of the European network of experts on equality and non-discrimination. She holds an LLM from King’s College, London and is presently engaged with phd research at the European University Institute.


Gemma Farmer

I am a Senior Policy Officer at the UK Information Commissioner's Office, where I have worked for eight years in policy roles across data protection and freedom of information. I am responsible for producing external guidance, working on Article 29 Working Party opinions, conducting and commissioning research and leading projects, including the ICO's certification work.


Townsend Feehan

Townsend Feehan is CEO of IAB Europe. Prior to joining IAB Europe, Townsend worked for Microsoft Legal & Corporate Affairs in Brussels and ran EU industry associations in the ICT, consumer electronics and biotechnology sectors. She previously represented Microsoft on IAB Europe’s Board. Townsend has an M. Phil. in European policy from the University of Edinburgh.


Maryant fernandez-perez

Maryant is a lawyer and Advocacy Manager at European Digital Rights (EDRi). She defends privacy, security and freedoms online in the fields of telecommunications, intermediaries, trade and Internet governance. Maryant is specialised in EU, International and Comparative law. Maryant received her education from the CEU San Pablo University, the Université Catholique de Lille, the Instituto de Empresa and the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. She holds an LLM in Law in a European and Global Context. In the past, she gained experience at the law firm CCA-ONTIER, Décathlon, the Spanish Ministry of Public Works, the European Law Moot Court Society and the CEU San Pablo University. Maryant is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.


Federico Ferretti

Federico Ferretti is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Brunel University London (UK) and a qualified lawyer of the Courts of Italy. He has published in the area of data protection and his particular interest is data protection in the area of financial services. He is a a member of the Financial Services User Group (FSUG) - the expert forum set up by the European Commission to improve policy making in the field of financial services from a user perspective (consumer and small business).



Anna has been a consumer and privacy advocate for many years, after having trained as a classics scholar and spending a stint as a travel writer and editor. She is board Chair of Privacy International and senior policy advisor to the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), covering all aspects of consumer policy from regulations to digital rights; she also works as independent policy researcher/advisor for other public interest organisations. She was previously regional Director at Consumers International where she put issues related to online rights and data protection on the consumer organisations' priority agenda, and set up the TACD back in 1998.


Kelsey FINCH

Kelsey Finch is Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. Her projects at FPF include smart cities, consumer wellness/wearables apps and devices, de-identification standards, data research ethics, and mobile location analytics. Before coming to FPF, Kelsey was an inaugural Westin Fellow at the IAPP, where she produced practical research on a range of privacy topics and edited the FTC Privacy Casebook. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, with a concentration in Intellectual Property & Information Law.



Peter works as Google’s Global Privacy Counsel. His job is to ensure that Google protects its users’ privacy, meets all privacy legal obligations, and helps to raise the bar in terms of privacy protection on the Internet. Peter is particularly committed to engaging with privacy stakeholders, advocates and regulators to ensure that Google is responsive to their privacy expectations. He works closely with public policy makers around the world to help update data protection concepts for the Information Age.

Peter has over 10 years’ experience in the field of data protection, including his prior position as Microsoft’s privacy lead for Europe and Director of Regulatory Affairs.

Peter was educated in the US (Harvard College and Harvard Law School) and in Germany (LMU- Munich), and has worked for the last decade in Paris. He’s also a high school drop-out.


Luciano Floridi

Luciano Floridi is the OII Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford and Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (ATI). He is Chair of the ATI’s Data Ethics research Group, and Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Board of the European Medical Information Framework and of the ATI’s Working Group on Data Ethics. He is a member of the EU's Ethics Advisory Group on Ethical Dimensions of Data Protection, of the Royal Society and British Academy Working Group on Data Governance, of Google Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten”. His areas of expertise include the philosophy of information, computer ethics, information ethics, data ethics and the philosophy of technology.



Michael Friedewald is senior researcher and head of the ICT research unit at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. The focus of his work is on the social and economic impact of emerging technologies and their implications for policy making. He was coordinator of the FP7 projects PRESCIENT, SAPIENT and PRISMS, all dealing with privacy aspects of new technologies and surveillance systems. He is currently co-cordinator of the German "Forum Privacy and Self-Determined Life in the Digital World" (http://www.forum-privatheit.de)



Works at Cefriel (www.cefriel.com) in several European research and private-funded innovation projects on e-health. Since 2004 he gradually shifted his research on unconventional security and cybercrime. Among his activities, he participated to different research and innovation projects on secure code development, hacking/cracking techniques (Reverse Code Engineering and penetration testing), Social Engineering and cybercrime prevention. Since 2015 he is the scientific coordinator of the project DOGANA (www.dogana-project.eu) whose aim is to create a framework for the assessment of human security. He is participating to several cybercrime related task forces (DCC, EECTF, ECSO) and the author of several subject-related papers and books.



Professor of sociology at the University of Essex. Core research interests are security, surveillance, counter-terrorism, organized crime, control and the city. He has published extensively in these areas and is a co-director of the Surveillance Studies Network. He is currently leading research activities on a five-year large-scale ESRC project analysing human rights implications of ICT-based and ‘big data’ enabled security practices in the US, UK, Brazil, Germany and India. Other funded research has analysed counter-terrorism in the UK’s crowded spaces and future urban resilience towards 2050. Recent books have examined mega-event security in the UK and the monograph ‘Child Trafficking in the EU’ will be published by Routledge in March 2017.

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