Irene is a PhD researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and affiliated researcher with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LSTS). Her research examines the interplay between standardisation and the regulation of the right to protection of personal data. Irene has participated in research projects on standardisation, certification, cloud computing, and data protection in anti-doping. Prior to joining academia, Irene had been working for several years as attorney at law.
Frederike Kaltheuner is a researcher and journalist. Her work explores how citizens challenge and resist massive data collection by corporations and governments. She is a researcher at the ERC funded DatActive project at the University of Amsterdam and a fellow at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights. She holds an MSc from the University of Oxford and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Politics from the University College Maastricht.
Dr Athina Karatzogianni is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her work focuses on the potential of ICTs and network forms of organization for social movements, resistance and open knowledge production, particularly in regards to the the ideology, political economy and organization of the anti-surveillance movement; governance and ideological issues of the sharing economy; and smart city conflict, activism and security.
Burcu Kilic is an expert on legal, economic and political issues surrounding intellectual property law & policy, technology, trade, development and innovation. She provides technical and legal assistance to governments and civil society groups around the world and promotes their participation in international rule making. She has performed research and written extensively on these subjects. She completed her Ph.D. at Queen Mary, University of London as a School of Law Fellow. She holds Masters degrees from University of London and Stockholm University in Intellectual Property Law and Law and Information Technology and a law degree from Ankara University.
Ardi Kolah LL.M is Executive Fellow and Programme Co-Director of the GDPR Transition Programme at Henley Business School (UK). He's also the founder of GO DPO and founder/Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy. He has several clients within financial services, transportation, engineering and other sectors. He speaks extensively on data protection at seminars and conferences across Europe. Ardi holds an LL.M degree from University College London and is a fellow of several institutes and also Adjunct Faculty at Cass Business School, London University.
Prof.dr. Bert-Jaap Koops is Professor of Regulation & Technology at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), the Netherlands. His main research fields are cybercrime, cyber-investigation, privacy, and data protection. He is also interested in topics such as DNA forensics, identity, digital constitutional rights, ‘code as law’, and regulatory implications of human enhancement, genetics, robotics, and neuroscience. In the 2016/2017 academic year, he is Distinguished Lorentz Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advances Science (NIAS) and Lorentz Center.
Professor Eleni Kosta (female) is full Professor of Technology Law and Human Rights at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands). Eleni obtained her law degree at the University of Athens (Greece) in 2002 and a Masters degree in Public Law at the same University in 2004. In 2005 Eleni completed an LL.M. in legal informatics at the University of Hannover (Germany) and in 2011 she was awarded the title of Doctor of Laws at the KU Leuven (Belgium) with a thesis on consent in data protection. Eleni is conducting research on privacy and data protection, specialising in electronic communications and new technologies, as well as on health law and intellectual property.
She has been involved in numerous EU and national research projects. In 2014 Eleni was awarded a three-year personal research grant for research on privacy and surveillance by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (VENI/NWO).
Achim Klabunde is the head of the IT Policy Sector at the European Data Protection Supervisor. Before joining the EDPS, he was a policy officer at the European Commission, in the data protection unit of DG JUSTICE and before that in DG INFSO (now CONNECT) in charge of privacy and trust policy for electronic communications for the 2009 Telecom Reform process. Before joining the EU administration, he had worked in the private sector for 15 years. Achim Klabunde has a master's degree in Computer Science and Communications Research from Bonn University. He has worked in data management, network planning, data protection and IT security.
Dr. Christopher Kuner is professor of law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and co-director of the Brussels Privacy Hub, a research centre at the VUB. He is also an affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Kuner is editor-in-chief of the journal International Data Privacy Law published by Oxford University Press, and taught this summer in the private international law section of the summer session of the Hague Academy of International Law.
Cornelia Kutterer leads Microsoft’s digital policy strategy for EMEA with a focus on the digital economy, the EU’s single market, connectivity and cloud adoption. Prior to that role, she represented Microsoft in privacy and security matters at EU institutional level. Previously, Cornelia was Head of Legal Department and Senior Legal Advisor at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, driving the policy agenda for consumers’ digital life with a focus on Intellectual Property, data protection and e-commerce. Cornelia Kutterer is a qualified German lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in information technology and telecommunication laws.
Sophie Kwasny is the Head of the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe and is responsible for standard-setting (notably the current modernisation exercise of Convention 108) and policy on data protection and privacy, including with regard to new technologies and the Internet. She is a graduate of the Strasbourg Law University and has been working for the Council of Europe for over 15 years on a variety of topics ranging from prisonsâ€™ reforms to medical insurance, or from the independence of the judiciary to nationality law.