Gemma Galdon Clavell is the Director of Eticas Research and Consulting, a Spain-based research SME working on the legal, ethical and social impact of data-intensive technologies. She has a Phd on surveillance, policing and policy and has held positions at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the Transnational Institute, the Catalan Institute for Public Safety and Universitat de Barcelona, among others. She is a regular analyst on TV, radio and print media.
Maya's work at Tactical Tech focuses on developing the organisation's evaluation, impact and learning-related research; and on developing external publications and writing. She also leads the organisation's Gender & Tech projects. Maya holds Masters degrees in Applied Psychology from Delhi University, India, and in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Sussex, UK. She is a doctoral candidate at Leuphana University investigating constructions of ethics in autonomous driving.
In 2015, Dr. Seeta Peña Gangadharan was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communications. For four years prior, she served as Senior Research Fellow at New America’s Open Technology Institute, addressing policies and practices related to digital inclusion, privacy, and “big data.” Before OTI, she was a Postdoctoral Associate in Law and MacArthur Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. She received her PhD from Stanford University and holds an MSc from the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Currently, she serves as a Program Fellow at New America’s Open Technology Institute and Affiliate Fellow of Data & Society Research Institute. Her research has been supported by grants from Digital Trust Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, U.S. Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, Ford Foundation, and Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Catherine Garcia van Hoogstraten, is Digital Governance, Information Technology Law and Policy and Rule of Law advisor, researcher and lecturer. Over 14 years experience working in a policy, strategy and research role within academia, government agencies, the private sector and think tanks, collaborating with cross-functional teams. Former policy consultant at the Financial Services User Group(FSUG)- European Commission. Her work focuses on the intersections of Internet Governance, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Information Technology and the fascinating influence emerging technologies have on society. In the expert roster at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Follow her work at twitter.com/CatherineGvh
Raphaël Gellert is a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research focuses on data protection and risk management. He recently submitted his PhD (not yet defended), entitled "understanding the risk-based approach to data protection: an analysis of the links between law, regulation, and risk".
Bruno Gencarelli heads the newly created International data flows and protection unit at the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers). As the head of the Data protection unit from 2014 to 2016, Mr. Gencarelli lead the Commission's delegation in the interinstitutional negotiations with Parliament and Council which resulted in the adoption of the data protection reform ("General Regulation" and "Police Directive"). He was also one of the lead negotiators of the EU-US "Umbrella Agreement" and of the Privacy Shield. Mr Gencarelli previously served as a member of the European Commission's Legal Service and as a référendaire to a judge at the European Court of Justice after having practiced law in the private sector.
Dr. Ludmila Georgieva works for the Federal Chancellery of Austria (Legal and Constitutional Service) since 2009 and joined the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU in Brussels in 2013. She is responsible for Audiovisual, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Digital Affairs, Public Procurement and Statistics and was involved in the negotiations in the field of data protection (GDPR, Privacy Shield, Umbrella Agreement) and cyber security (e.g. NIS-Directive) within the Council of the EU. Before 2009, Ludmila worked for a large law company in Vienna. She graduated at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna and holds a Master and a Doctoral degree in law. She lectures and publishes in the field of Union Law, Data Protection and Cyber Security."
Andra Giurgiu holds the position of postdoctoral research associate at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust of the University of Luxembourg. She has extensive experience and expertise in the field of EU data protection law, with a particular focus on the new General Data Protection Regulation. For the last three years she has worked on a project in collaboration with Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection. Her current research focus has a more interdisciplinary orientation, at the intersection between data protection law and technology.
Prof. Dr. Gloria González Fuster is a Research Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where she investigates legal issues related to fundamental rights, privacy, personal data protection and security, and lectures on EU law. Member of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group, she is also responsible for Education at the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), and lecturer at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR). She currently contributes to the projects Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research (PRINTEGER) and Constructing an Alliance for Value-Driven Cybersecurity (CANVAS). She is the author of The Emergence of Personal Data Protection as a Fundamental Right of the EU (Springer, 2014).
Inge Graef is postdoctoral researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) and the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) as well as guest lecturer at KU Leuven. She holds a PhD from KU Leuven which was published as a book in 2016 by Kluwer Law International under the title 'EU Competition Law, Data Protection and Online Platforms: Data as Essential Facility'. Other research interests include electronic communications law, net neutrality and the digital single market. Beyond compliance: are privacy and competition mutually reinforcing?
Appointed as the Queensland Privacy Commissioner in December 2015, Philip Green has an extensive career in the private and public sectors. Mr Green’s legal career at Allens included commercial banking and finance/insolvency. He has extensive central and agency experience in criminal justice legal and economic policy at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in Queensland. He most recently headed up the Small Business division for the Queensland Government. He has a keen interest in innovation and technology law and was instrumental in establishing Queensland’s first administrative privacy regime.
Jörgen Gren is a member of the cabinet of Andrus Ansip, Vice-president of the European Commission and responsible for the Digital Single Market. His career in the Commission started in 1996 and he has held administrator posts in DG TREN and DG REGIO, and head of unit post in DG INFSO/CONNECT. Jörgen Gren served as head of the press/media unit for the 2009 Swedish presidency. Directly prior to the Swedish presidency, he was a member of the cabinet of Ms Hübner, Polish commissioner for regional policy. He was educated in France (MA, institut d'études politiques) and in the UK at Queens' college, Cambridge (M.Phil, PhD).
Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir is a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey. Her work is focussed on new-emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including sensors and the Internet of Things. Since 2009, she has worked on numerous EC-funded projects focussed on the ethical, legal and societal implications of these developments. Her research interests include the politics of ICT-driven innovation and policy developments surrounding ethical/legal issues and strategic research investment priorities.
Seda Gürses is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at CITP, Princeton University and an FWO fellow at COSIC, University of Leuven in Belgium. She works on privacy and requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies, cybersecurity and surveillance. Previously she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Media, Culture and Communications Department at NYU Steinhardt and at the Information Law Institute at NYU Law School, where she was also part of the Intel Science and Technology Center on Social Computing. She completed her PhD at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Leuven.
Serge Gutwirth (1960) professor of Human Rights, Comparative law, Legal Theory and Methodology at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where he studied law, criminology and also obtained a post-graduate degree in technology and science studies. He defended his PhD in law on the relationships between law and sciences on December 15, 1992. From 1994 until 2009 he also held a part-time position of lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he was in charge of the coordination of research and taught 'Philosophy of law'.
He is currently Vice-Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Law and Criminology. He is the Director of the research group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS).