Hans Lammerant

Hans Lammerant is a PhD researcher at the Law, Science, Technology and Society-research group (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Currently he works on the BYTE-project (http://byte-project.eu/), which researches positive and negative externalities of big data and develops a roadmap and community to address these externalities. Hans Lammerant has studied philosophy and law. He also has a candidate degree in industrial engineering and is currently finalizing a Master in Statistics. In his research he focuses on the effect of new developments in data science and statistics on surveillance and privacy.



Ali Lange is a Senior Policy Analyst on CDT’s Privacy & Data Project. Her work focuses on empowering users to control their digital presence, and includes developing standards for fairness and transparency in algorithms, protecting digital assets, and working at intersection of civil rights and big data. Ali has an M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins. She has B.A. degrees in Political Science and English from the University of Chicago.


Francesco Lapenta

Associate Professor. Dept. of Communication, Business and Information Technologies (CBIT). Roskilde University, Denmark. Ph.D. (Sociology) University of London, joint supervision Goldsmiths College and London School of Economics. Ph.D funded by the E.S.R.C. ((Economic and Social Research Council UK). M.Phil. (Sociology) University of London. more info check beingdigital.org


Marju Lauristin

Marju Lauristin is an Estonian Member of the European Parliament in the Group of Socialists and Democrats. She is an active member of the LIBE Committee, where she was appointed rapporteur of the Data Protection Directive and shadow rapporteur for the General Data Protection Regulation. She has an academic career in social sciences and is a Professor in Tartu University since 1995. Prof. Lauristin was one of the establishing members of 'Rahvarinne' in 1988, the first large-scale independent political movement in Estonia since the beginning of the Soviet occupation. She has since been Chairman of the Estonian Social Democratic Party, deputy speaker of the Estonian parliament, minister of Social Affairs of Estonia, and member of the Estonian Parliament.


Nikolaos Laoutaris

Nikolaos Laoutaris is a senior researcher at the Internet Scientific Group of Telefonica Research in Barcelona. Prior to joining the Barcelona lab he was a postdoc fellow at Harvard University and a Marie Curie postdoc fellow at Boston University. He got his PhD in computer science from the University of Athens in 2004. Nikolaos is currently the chief scientist of the Data Transparency Lab, co-founded between Telefonica, MIT, Mozilla, and ODI to advance online personal data transparency through scientific research and design. More at: http://www.tid.es/research/researchers/nikolaos-laoutaris


Orlan LEE

Dr. Jur. Orlan Lee, M.A., J.D., LL.M., sometime Professor of Management, New York Institute of Technology, and Adjunct Professor of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He has been Visiting Fellow, now Life Member, at Clare Hall, a College for Advanced Study in the University of Cambridge, working on a project on “Law, Privacy, and Technology”; http://www,bigdata.cam.ac.uk/directory/orlan-lee. He began his career as Carnegie Study of New Nations Fellow at the University of Chicago, going on to become Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Washington University (St. Louis). While a visiting professor in Taiwan, he was persuaded that development in that region was occurring as the result of “structured financing” from offshore, and returned to the U.S. as a Graduate Law Fellow at the University of Virginia to learn more about that then new field. He has published widely in the areas of Cross-Cultural Studies in Law, and Multinational Business Development.



Hosuk Lee-Makiyama is the director of European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and a leading author on trade diplomacy, EU-Far East relations and the digital economy. He is regularly consulted by the governments and international organisations and appears regularly in European, Chinese and US media. He is noted for his involvement in EU and WTO trade agreements. and was the first author to argue for a WTO case on internet censorship in a Chinese legal journal. Prior to joining ECIPE, he was an independent counsel Senior Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representative of Sweden and the EU member states towards the WTO and the UN. Lee-Makiyama is also a fellow at the department International Relations at the London School of Economics. He tweets on @leemakiyama



Prof.dr. Ronald Leenes is full professor in regulation by technology at at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), the Netherlands. His primary research interests are privacy and identity management, techno-regulation, applied data protection regulation, Big Data, conceptual analysis of privacy and data protection, and robotics and human enhancement. Currently his work focuses on accountability and transparency in Big Data and the Cloud. He was responsible for TILT's research in several EU projects, such as PRIME, PRIMELIFE, ENDORSE, Robolaw and A4Cloud and has contributed extensively to NoE FIDIS. Amongst his recent co-edited books are Computers, privacy and data protection: an element of choice (Springer, 2011), European Data Protection: in good health (Springer 2012), European Data Protection: Coming of Age (Springer 2013), Privacy and Identity Management for Life – 6th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6/PrimeLife International Summer School (Springer 2011), Privacy and Identity Management for Life - 7th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6 International Summer School, Revised Selected Papers (Springer 2012).


Gwendal Le Grand

Dr. Gwendal Le Grand is the Director of technology and innovation at the French data protection authority CNIL , where he supervises the IT experts department, the IT operations department, the innovation and foresight unit, and the CNIL labs. He participates to the activities of the article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29), particularly to the work of the Technology Subgroup, which tackles data protection issues related to new technologies . Member of the European Privacy Seal (EuroPrise) Advisory Board, and is the liaison officer for the WP29 to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27/WG5 which develops privacy standards at ISO. Also member of the ENISA Permanent Stakeholders’ Group.



Daniel Le Métayer is Research Director at Inria and coordinator of the Inria Project Lab CAPPRIS (“Collaborative Action for the Protection of Privacy Rights in the Information Society”). Daniel Le Métayer is also member of the commission of the French National Assembly on the rights and freedoms in the digital society. The general goal of CAPPRIS is to foster the collaboration between research groups involved in privacy in France and the interaction between the computer science, law and social sciences communities in this area. Daniel Le Métayer previously was the head of the LICIT ("Legal Issues in Communication and Information Technologies") group within Inria. From 2000 to 2006, He worked for Trusted Logic, a leading company in security and open middleware for embedded systems. Daniel Le Métayer’s main research interest is the interplay between technology and law especially with respect to privacy protection. He is the author of about 100 articles in high-level journals and he has been involved in various international projects on privacy, IT security, software design and analysis, testing, etc.


Catherine Lennman

Catherine Lennman holds an LLM degree in European Integration from the Saarland University (DE) and a lic. iur. from the University of Lausanne (CH). She has been working for the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner since September 2010, assisting data subjects as well as Swiss federal authorities in data protection issues and conducting data protection inspections. She works in the fields of justice, police and migration, where she deals in particular with the Schengen sector. She represents the FDPIC at several international working groups. Since 2015, she is the co-coordinator of the Privacy and Humanitarian Action Working Group set up by the ICDPPC.


Claire Levallois-Bart

Claire Levallois-Barth is Assistant professor of digital law at Telecom Paristech, which is part of Institut Mines-Telecom. She is an expert in data protection laws and Privacy. She founded and is the director of the research Chair Values and Policies of Personal Information launched by the Institut Mines-Telecom in April 2013 (www.informations-personnelles.org). The Chair was created in partnership with the Imprimerie Nationale, BNP Paribas, Dassault Systemes, Deveryware, Orange and LVMH. It benefits from the collaboration of the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the French Data Protection Authority. Claire is a member of AXA’s Data Privacy Advisory Panel and member of the board of the french Association of Data Protection Officer (AFCDP).



Eva Lievens is Assistant Professor of Law & Technology at the Law Faculty of Ghent University and a member of the Human Rights Centre. A recurrent focus in her research relates to human and children's rights in the ICT and media sector and the use of alternative regulatory instruments, such as self- and co-regulation. Eva is a member of the Chamber for impartiality and the protection of minors of the Flemish Regulator for the Media and the Belgian Film Evaluation Committee. She is the associate editor for the International Encyclopaedia of Laws - Media Law (with Prof. Peggy Valcke), a member of the editorial committee of Auteurs & Media (Larcier), and a contributor for Belgium for the European Audiovisual Observatory's IRIS newsletter.



Sonia Livingstone OBE is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Author of 20 books and reports on children’s online opportunities and risks, she directs Global Kids Online, Preparing for a Digital Future and EU Kids Online. See www.sonialivingstone.net


Guido Lobrano

As deputy director for legal affairs and internal market at BusinessEurope, Guido is the coordinator for single market policy and is directly responsible for digital economy and e-commerce, as well as privacy, data economy and everything related to digital transformation. He is also specifically in charge of competition policy and state aid. Before joining BUSINESSEUROPE, Guido worked as a lawyer in the US, France, Italy and Brussels for international firms specialised in EU law. He also worked as an external expert for the European Economic and Social Committee, and used to be lecturer of EU law at the University of Sassari (Italy) and visiting lecturer in other Italian universities.


Caroline Louveaux

Caroline Louveaux is Senior Managing Counsel at MasterCard, and is responsible for MasterCard's Regional Privacy and Data Protection Programs in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa as well as Latin and Central America. Prior to joining MasterCard, Caroline worked in private practice, where she specialized in EU and Competition Law. She also worked at the CRID in Belgium, where she performed legal research in the area of new technologies. Caroline holds a law degree from the U.C.L. (Belgium) and U.B.A. (Argentina) and a LLM degree in International Trade Regulation from the New York University. Caroline is admitted to the NY Bar.


Sophie Louveaux

Sophie Louveaux has been specialized in the area of data protection for over twenty years. Since October 2004 she has been working for the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). In her role at the EDPS, she has served the supervision team in ensuring compliance with the data protection Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in the EU institutions and bodies. She now leads a team in charge of examining the data protection and privacy impact of proposed new legislation and advising the EU legislator in this respect.


Liza Lovdahl Gormsen

Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen joined BIICL on 1 September 2014 as a Senior Research Fellow and the director of the Competition Law Forum. Previously, Liza was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester (2011-2014) and London School of Economics (2008-2011). Liza has a background in private practice at both national and international level and served as a Lawyer at the Office of Fair Trading (2004-2008). Liza obtained a PhD in Competition Law (2007) at King's College London supervised by Emeritus Professor Richard Whish QC and visiting Professor David Bailey (Brick Court Chambers). She is the author of A Principle Approach to Abuse of Dominance - a book published by Cambridge University Press.


Claudio LUCENA

Claudio Lucena is a Professor and former Dean of the Law Faculty at Paraíba State University, UEPB, in Brazil, currently based in Lisbon, Portugal, in the Research Center for the Future of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, as Researcher for the Portuguese Government Agency Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. LLM in International and European Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and also Bachelor in Computer Sciences from Campina Grande Federal University, in Brazil. He has been researching and working with technology-related legal issues for over 10 years.


Ewa Luger

Ewa Luger is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh where her research explores applied ethics within the sphere of machine intelligence. This encompasses practical considerations such as data governance, consent, privacy, transparency, and how intelligent networked systems might be made intelligible to the user, through design. Ewa draws from a background in policy analysis, Political Science and Human-Computer Interaction, and was previously a Fellow at Corpus Christi College (University of Cambridge), a researcher at Microsoft Research (UK), and worked within the non-profit sector, exploring digital exclusion amongst marginalised groups.


Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad

Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad is the Head of the Digital Services Section at the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC), focusing on national and international issues related to net neutrality, data protection, copyright, telecommunication and more. He has led the research and advocacy work relating to terms and conditions in digital services, and has lodged several successful complaints against Apple iCloud, Tinder and Runkeeper. Most recent was a study on connected toys, leading to coordinated actions by more than 20 organisations in 16 countries. Finn is also the EU co-chair of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Information Society Committee, a network of over 75 leading organisations representing the consumer interest on both sides of the Atlantic.



Erik Luysterborg is a Partner of Deloitte Belgium. He leads their Cyber Risk Services group as well as the European Data Protection and Privacy service line within the EMEA region. He is also the founder of the Deloitte European Privacy Academy. In the past, he also acted for four years as the global Chief Privacy Officer for Deloitte worldwide (DTT). He has more then 15 years experience in this area and has somewhat of a hybrid background as he is both a lawyer as well as a security professional. He and his multi-disciplinary team of legal, operational and technical professionals now provide pragmatic cross-functional solutions to clients’ privacy and security challenges.


Barry C. Lynn

Barry C. Lynn is a pioneer in writing about America’s new monopolies, and the dangers they pose to our liberties, democracy, communities, and national security. Lynn is author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (Wiley 2009) and End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation (Doubleday 2005). Lynn’s work has been profiled in the New York Times, The Financial Times, The New Yorker, and on CBS. Lynn directs the Open Markets Program at the New America think tank in Washington.



Orla Lynskey is an Assistant Professor in the Law Department at the London School of Economics. Her primary area of research interest is data protection law and she has recently published a monograph, The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law, with Oxford University Press. She is currently working on the power of digital intermediaries (‘platform power’) and its implications for fundamental rights. Orla is an editor of International Data Privacy Law and the European Law Blog, an Editorial Committee member of the Modern Law Review and on the Editorial Board of European Data Protection Law Review.

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