Laima has a background in public administration, languages, and ICT politics. Currently affiliated with the University of Westminster, she has written a doctoral thesis on the policy process of adoption of the GDPR. Her areas of expertise and research interests comprise data protection and privacy, policies for ICT, Internet governance, history and philosophy of technology, fundamental rights, public policy, EU governance and politics, international relations, etc. Her work is grounded in the political science perspective.
Malavika is the inaugural Executive Director of the Digital Asia Hub. Prior to her relocation to Hong Kong, she spent three years as a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, focused on privacy, identity, biometrics and data ethics, and eight years in London, with the global law firm Allen & Overy in the Communications, Media & Technology group and as Vice President and Technology Counsel at Citigroup. While a partner at Jayaram & Jayaram in India, she was one of 10 Indian lawyers selected for The International Who’s Who of Internet e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers directory for 2012 and 2013. In August 2013, she was voted one of India’s leading lawyers – one of only 8 women to be featured in the “40 under 45” survey conducted by Law Business Research, London.
Jens is European Affairs Director at CDT. He represents CDT in European policy debates on issues such as data protection, government surveillance, net neutrality, intellectual property, and Internet governance. Jens has been engaged in international and European technology policy for more than 15 years, based in Brussels. He has worked at the European Commission, in consultancy, and for the companies Intel and Dell. Jens is Danish and holds a M. Sc. (Econ) from Copenhagen Business School.
Prof. Meg Leta (previously Ambrose) Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Communication, Culture & Technology program at Georgetown University where she researches rules and technological change with a focus on privacy, data protection, and automation in information and communication technologies. She is also an affiliate faculty member of the Science, Technology, and International Affairs program in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, the Center for Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law Center, and the Brussels Privacy Hub at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Nicole Jones is Senior Law Enforcement & Security Counsel at Google where she provides legal counsel on matters related to cybercrime, government requests for user data, information security, and internal investigations. Ms. Jones works closely with security engineers and user protection investigators to manage significant fraud, abuse, and security issues across Google’s products and services. Prior to joining Google, Ms. Jones was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, where she was a member of the National Security and Cybercrimes Section.
Joëlle Jouret works in the field of data protection for almost 9 years. She is currently a legal adviser at the Belgian Data Protection Authority. She is, mainly, in charge of the practical implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation and all the questions relating to that Regulation, including in several working groups within the G29 working party. She is also in charge of the internal training on the GDPR. She was a worldwide Data Protection Officer in the private sector when she got the opportunity to support, as an expert, the Luxembourg Presidency for negotiating in trilogue the final version of the GDPR. She started her career as a legal adviser within the Privacy Section, Department of the Human Rights at the Belgian Ministry of Justice
Ms Věra Jourová is currently European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. In 2014, before coming to the European Commission, Ms Jourová held the position of Minister for Regional Development in the Czech Republic. Previous to this, from 2006 to 2013, she worked in her own company as an international consultant on European Union funding, and also was involved in consultancy activities in the Western Balkans relating to the European Union Accession. In 2003 Ms. Jourová was appointed Deputy Minister for Regional Development, a position which she held for three years. Previously she worked as Head of the Department of Regional Development in the Vysočina Region, from 2001, and before that as Secretary and Spokesperson of the Třebič Municipal Office, from 1995 to 2001. Ms Jourová holds a Degree in Law (Mgr.) from the Charles University, Prague and a Master's degree (Mgr.) in the Theory of Culture from the Charles University, Prague.