Sara Hajian

Sara Hajian is a research scientist at Eurecat Technology Center, Barcelona, Spain. She received her Ph.D. degree from Computer Engineering and Maths Department of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). Her research interests are data mining methods and algorithms, social media and social network analysis, privacy-preserving data mining and publishing, and algorithmic bias (discovery and prevention of discrimination). She has been a visiting scientist at Yahoo! Labs in Barcelona. The results of her research on algorithmic discrimination featured in Communications of ACM journal. She co-organized the first IEEE ICDM International Workshop on Privacy and Discrimination in Data Mining (IEEE PDDM 2016).



Dara Hallinan studied law at the University of Birmingham in England and at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and completed a Master’s in Human Rights and Democracy in Italy and Estonia. From 2011, he worked at Fraunhofer ISI before moving to FIZ in 2016 . The focus of his work is the interaction between new technologies – particularly ICT and biotechnologies – law and society. He is writing his PhD on ‘The Role of Data Protection Law in Protecting Genetic Privacy in Research Biobanking’ at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.


Harry Halpin

Dr. Harry Halpin is the project co-ordinator of NEXTLEAP (https://nextleap.eu), an EU H2020 project focussed on next-generation secure messaging and decentralization. He's also on the Advisory Board of PANORAMIX, focussed on building a large mix-net infrastructure. He received his Ph.D. from University of Edinburgh in Informatics under the supervision of Andy Clark. published as "Social Semantics". He previously worked at W3C/MIT where he led the development of the Web Cryptography API.


Simon Hania

Simon Hania has been a leader at the cross roads of telecommunication and information technology, business and regulatory affairs for over 15 years. Simon currently is VP Privacy & Security at TomTom, ensuring the company to globally meet the growing expectations of customers and the increasing regulatory demands with respect to privacy & security. Simon focusses on connected, automated & autonomous vehicles and wearable technologies. Previously at TomTom, Simon was responsible for Technical Operations of Service Delivery, including TomTom Traffic and other location based services.


Matthew G. Hannah

Matthew G. Hannah, Professor of Cultural Geography at the Universität Bayreuth, earned his PhD in Geography at Penn State in 1992, and subsequently taught at the University of Vermont (1994-2007) and Aberystwyth University in Wales (2007-2013). He has published research on the political history of census-taking in the 19th and 20th century United States (Governmentality and the Mastery of Territory in Nineteenth Century America, Cambridge UP, 2000), and on census boycott movements in West Germany during the 1980s (Dark Territory in the Information Age: Learning from the West German Census Controversies of the 1980s, Routledge, 2010).



Dennis Hansen is an open source intelligence (OSINT) consultant at The Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI). He has developed a R&D project on social engineering 2.0 for the Danish Defence and is currently working on the Dogana project relating to next-generation social engineering attacks and mitigation solutions. He is specialized in deception tactics and OSINT, and holds an MSc in security studies. Dennis has a professional background from the defence industry, working in the field of electronic warfare (EW), and from the Danish Parliament, where he worked on defence and foreign policy.


Marit Hansen

Since July 2015, Marit Hansen is the Privacy Commissioner Schleswig-Holstein and Chief of Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (ULD). Before being appointed Privacy Commissioner, she was Deputy Comissioner (since 2008) and in charge of the "Privacy Technology Projects" Division and the "Innovation Centre Privacy & Security" within ULD. Since her diploma in computer science in 1995 she has been working on privacy and security aspects with a focus on Privacy by Design from both the technical and the legal perspectives.



Hamza Harkous is a final year Ph.D. candidate at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His research is on Data-Driven Privacy. This entails using data analysis to build privacy enhancing technologies and to deliver personalized privacy notices. Recently, he has been investigating privacy issues in the chatbots' ecosystem and building a system for delivering privacy notices in a conversational context.


Edward Hasbrouck

Edward Hasbrouck is a journalist and consumer advocate with an industry background in international airline reservations. Hasbrouck works with the Identity Project (PapersPlease.org) on travel-related civil liberties and human rights issues. He has won journalism awards for for his investigative reporting on travel privacy issues, and has testified before US, Canadian, European, and UN agencies on the privacy of commercial travel data and government surveillance and control of travel and movement. His books include "The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World" and "The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Travel Marketplace".


Gry Hasselbalch

Gry Hasselbalch is co founder of Dataethics.eu and author of Data Ethics – The New Competitive Advantage (2016). She works as an independent advisor on data ethics and the social implications of technology. Her experience in EU Internet policy/digital rights includes the role as independent ethics expert for the EC's Horizon2020 and 10 years in the EU network on youth and the Internet, Insafe. In 2013 she started the ’privacy as innovation’ – series of debates and network at the UN IGF. She has throughout the years published several studies, reports and articles concerning online privacy, i.e. on youth's privacy practices. Hasselbalch is member of the committee of Personal Data and Individual Access Control in the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems and member of ISOC’s ethical data handling expert group. www.gryhasselbalch.com, www.mediamocracy.org.



Tally Hatzakis is a research associate at the Open University, where she is currently conducting research on privacy issues of the Quantified Self, as well as, related business model developments. She has significant experience gained from a career working within organisations in both the public and private sector. She has conducted research in a broad spectrum of socio-technical themes and published in the areas of Business and Management, Human Resources and Information Systems.


Alain Herrmann

Alain Herrmann has an experience of 18 years mainly in the IT Security and Information Security sector. Since 2012, he is a collaborator of the National Data Protection Authority of Luxembourg (CNPD) in the IT and New Technologies department. In relation to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adoption, he currently focuses more particularly on the setup of data protection governance, data protection by design, data protection impact assessment activities within organizations and research on RegTech applications.



Fanny Hidvegi (fanny@accessnow.org, @infofannny) is Access Now’s European Policy Manager based in Brussels. Previously, Fanny was International Privacy Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C. where she focused on EU-U.S. data transfers. For three years Fanny led the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Program of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union where she engaged in strategic litigation, participated in the fight against the national data retention law in Hungary, and promoted privacy enhancing technologies. There, she gained experience on how to operate as a human rights advocate in a restrictive environment.Fanny also worked as a consumer protection lawyer both in the public and the private sector.


Hielke Hijmans

Hielke works as independent legal advisor and researcher in the domains of fundamental rights, EU law, privacy and data protection. He is based in Brussels. His clients include the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), the Meijers Committee (unpaid), Considerati, the Brussels Privacy Hub and the Universities of Luxembourg and Tilburg. Until 1 October 2016, Hielke served for 12 years at the EDPS, e.g. as Head of Unit Policy & Consultations. Before, he worked at the CJEU in Luxembourg and at the Ministry of Justice in The Hague. He holds a double doctorate in law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of: “The European Union as Guardian of Internet Privacy, The Story of Art 16 TFEU”.



Mireille Hildebrandt is a tenured research professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel on 'Interfacing Law and Technology' at the Faculty of Law and Criminology. She is also a parttime full professor of 'Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law' at Radboud University in the Netherlands, at the Science Faculty. Hildebrandt works on the nexus of law, technology and philosophy, notably on the implications of machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence for democracy and the Rule of Law. She co-edited 'Profiling the European Citizen' and three Routledge volumes based on the philosophers reading panels at CPDP as well as a number of other books, chapters and articles. In 2015 she published 'Smart Technologies and the End(s) of Law'.


Arne Hintz

Arne Hintz is Senior Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies where he serves as Director of the MA Digital Media and Society and Co-Director of the Data Justice Lab. His research connects digital citizenship and communications policy, with a current focus on internet surveillance.



Dennis Hirsch is Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Data and Governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He also holds the title of Professor of Law at Capital University Law School. His research focuses on governance theory, information privacy law, and comparative information privacy law. Professor Hirsch has served as a Fulbright Senior Professor at the University of Amsterdam, the Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on Employee and Student Online Privacy, and the Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Defamation and Privacy


David Hoffman

David A. Hoffman is Associate General Counsel 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 is also a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law where he teaches a class on Information Privacy and Surveillance Law. 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 College.


Serena Holm

Serena Holm studied law at the University of Hamburg and started her career in 2000 as Head of Law at 4 Content AG, Hamburg Since 2011 is Serena Holm Head of Corporate Affairs at SCHUFA Holding AG, Germany’s leading credit bureau. She is responsible for the public affairs, corporate development unit and is supporting the board of executive. She has over 15 years of experience in handling data protection issues, public affairs and PR-activities; also a wide expertise in reevaluation of business strategies and operating models for different national and international companies.


Chris Jay Hoofnagle

Chris Jay Hoofnagle is adjunct full professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information, and faculty director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at the School of Law. He teaches about the regulation of technology, computer crime, cybersecurity, Internet law, privacy, and consumer protection. Hoofnagle is of counsel to Gunderson Dettmer, LLP, a firm that advises venture capital and emerging technology companies. He is the author of Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press 2016), an institutional history of the FTC and analysis of its consumer protection and privacy missions.



Jane is the Senior Director of Global Privacy at Apple. She has been with the company since September of 2011, and brings more than a decade of information privacy and legal experience to the role. She is responsible for overseeing Apple's compliance with global privacy laws as well as working internally and externally on developing issues related to privacy. Prior to Apple, Jane was Global Privacy Counsel at Google. Before that, Ms. Horvath served as the DOJ’s first Chief Privacy Counsel and Civil Liberties Officer. At the DOJ, she was a member of the High Level Contact Group and leader of the U.S. delegation of experts tasked with exploring common ground between the European Union’s Third Pillar data protection principles and U.S. federal privacy laws.



Gus Hosein is the Executive Director of Privacy International. He has worked at the intersection of technology and human rights for over 20 years. He has held visiting fellowships at Columbia University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the American Civil Liberties Union. He holds a B.Math from the University of Waterloo in Canada and a PhD from the University of London. Gus is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).


John Howie

John Howie is the Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Cybersecurity for Huawei Consumer Business Group. John has over twenty-five years of experience working in information and communications technology in a variety of industry sectors. He was previously consulting to a premier Hedge Fund. John’s previous positions include Chief Operating Officer of the Cloud Security Alliance, a global not-for-profit advocacy and industry association, and Senior Director at Microsoft where he managed groups responsible for day-to-day information security technical operations of Microsoft’s core cloud infrastructure. John is a Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing, a Research Professor at the University of Arizona, is a member of the British Council’s Digital Advisory Group. John holds many industry certifications. John graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing, in June 1991, and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Technology (h.c.) in June 2012 from the same.


Iris Huis in ‘t Veld

Iris Huis in ‘t Veld is a researcher at Eticas Research & Consulting (Barcelona, Spain). Iris has a background in philosophy of technology and she works as an ethics researcher in projects concerning data-intensive technologies. Her work is focussed on human rights and values in light of trends and developments in information technology. In particular, she’s interested in the desirability of personalised learning technology and privacy implications for students.


Thorsten Hülsmann

Thorsten Hülsmann is the Managing Director of the Industrial Data Space (IDS) Association. Thorsten studies economic geography and communication sciences at the Universities of Bonn and Bologa, was part of the Economic Development Board Dortmund and CEO of EffizienzCluster Management GmbH and Managing Director Industrial Data Space Association. The IDS aims to foster the general conditions and governance of a reference architecture with the aim of achieving an international standard. The reference architecture model for the Industrial Data Space consists of four partial architectures. It will present a blueprint for safe data exchange and the efficient combination of data and can be configured for each individual case.


Deborah Hurley

Deborah Hurley is Principal of the advanced science and technology consulting firm she founded in 1996. She is: Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science; Associate Faculty Director, Data Privacy, Executive Master in Cybersecurity; and Faculty, Innovation and Technology Development, at Brown University. She is also: Global Innovation Policy Fellow, Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), and Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, at Harvard University. Hurley serves as Senior ICT Expert, Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility. She received the IFIP Namur Award for outstanding international contributions to awareness of social implications of information technology.


Kristof Huysmans

Kristof was born and raised in Belgium (°1992). He graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven as a Master of Laws with a specialization in international and commercial law. During the completion of this master’s degree he participated in a six month exchange program with the Melbourne Law School, Australia. Subsequently, he obtained an advanced master’s degree in information technology and communication law at the Université de Namur. Kristof joined the KU Leuven Centre for IT and IP law (CiTiP) as a legal researcher in 2016. Currently, Kristof is working on several projects that focus on eHealth (MARS) and cross-border disaster management (EPISECC).


Mikko Hypponen

Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. He has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and lectured at the universities of Oxford, Stanford and Cambridge.

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