Demosthenes Ikonomou received his Masters of Science in Electronics and Computer Sciences and his Ph.D. in applied sciences from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, in 1992 and the Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL), Belgium, in 2002 respectively. Between 1996 and 2008 he worked for DG Information Society & Media (INFSO) of the European Commission mainly involved in the management of R&D projects in the fields of wireless and personal communications as well as networked media. In 2008 he joined the Technical Department of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) as a Senior Expert in the section of Security Tools and Architecture. Currently he holds the position of Head of Operational Security Unit.
Kristina Irion is a Marie Curie fellow at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. She is Associate Professor (on research leave) at the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her research covers law, regulation and public policy in the field of electronic communications, online content and services as well as privacy and data protection. At present, she is implementing a research project that explores how cloud computing transforms the (legal) relationship between individuals and their personal records. She is intrigued by the combined effects of individual online transactions and commercial surveillance on society and information governance.
Kristina was key personnel of four collaborative European research projects on privacy, independent media regulatory bodies, and building functioning media institutions. She provided expertise to the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the OECD and ENISA as well as collaborating with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). She is a member of the international advisory boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Privacy Int’l.