Raegan MacDonald

Originally from Canada, Raegan is based in Brussels, where she leads Mozilla’s Public Policy work in the EU, and specialises in copyright, net neutrality, privacy and data protection. Prior to joining Mozilla, Raegan established and led Access Now's Brussels office. Prior to that, she worked with European Digital Rights (EDRi), an association civil and human rights groups from across Europe. Raegan is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of Leipzig (Germany) where she received her Masters in Global Studies.


Milda Macenaite

Milda Macenaite is a PhD researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), the Netherlands. Her PhD focuses on protection of children as data subjects and consumers on the Internet. Her research interests include privacy and data protection law, child rights, and regulation of emerging technologies. Milda has been involved in various EU and national research projects and has worked for the State Data Protection Inspectorate and the Parliament of Lithuania. Milda graduated in Law from Vilnius University (VU, Lithuania), and she holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University (CEU, Hungary) and a Research Master in Law (LLM) from Tilburg University (the Netherlands).


Pawel Makowski

Graduated from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration. Since 2010 he has been working as the assistant to Inspector General for Personal Data Protection. At present, he is a deputy director of the Social Education and International Co-operation Department. He has expertise in data protection issues related to organisational development, public awareness raising and public policy of the DPA.


William Malcolm

William is a Director for Google's Privacy Legal function and a senior data privacy and technology lawyer, compliance professional and policy adviser. He has over 15 years experience advising on technology, privacy, data protection, information security and freedom of information law, policy and practice globally. William is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events on data protection and privacy issues and has worked on a wide range of privacy issues at Google from RtBF, to GDPR, to regulatory matters.


Alessandro MANTELERO

Alessandro Mantelero is Professor of Private Law and of Innovation & International Transactions Law at the Polytechnic University of Turin. He is Director of Privacy at the Nexa Center for Internet & Society (Polytechnic University of Turin), part-time expert at the Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, and programme coordinator of the Double Degree program in Management and IP Law (Polytechnic University of Turin – Tongji University of Shanghai). He has held visiting appointments at Harvard (Berkman Klein Center), Oxford (OII), Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.


Eugenio Mantovani

Eugenio Mantovani LLM is a doctoral researcher at the interdisciplinary Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS) established within the Faculty of Law & Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium. Eugenio’s research interests spawn across the area of regulation of technology with a specific focus on the interactions between human rights law, society studies and technology developments in the domains of ageing and health, approached through literature review of secondary legal sources, empirical research based on quantitative or qualitative analysis of case law, and a narrative justice approach.



Massimo Marelli LL.B. (QMUL), LL.M (Cantab) is the Head of Data Protection Office at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Before taking this role, Massimo held several positions as a Delegate in the field and legal adviser at the ICRC. Prior to joining the ICRC, Massimo worked as lawyer at the UK Office of Fair Trading, Referendaire at the EU General Court, and as Solicitor in private practice. Massimo is a member of the Brussels Privacy Hub Advisory Board, and with Dr. Christopher Kuner leads the Brussels Privacy Hub/ICRC “Data Protection and Humanitarian Action” working series.



Dr. Luca Marighetti is a Managing Director with Swiss Re. His current area of responsibility is the definition of a forward looking Tech/ Digital strategy for the Group. He formerly worked in various senior positions for Zurich Insurance, the Allianz Group, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey, SCJohnson Wax, and Procter & Gamble. He holds master degrees in medieval philology and history, and a PhD in philosophy, all attained at the University of Constance. He was born 1961 in Milan.



Luisa Marin is Assistant Professor of European Union Law at the Centre for European Studies, University of Twente, the Netherlands, and member of the 4TU.Ethics and Technology group.Her research interests cover the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) broadly speaking and her publications focus on border surveillance, including the deployment of drone technology in border management and its implications; on data protection, Internet and surveillance.



Hans Martens (PhD) is Digital Citizenship Team and Programme Manager at European Schoolnet. Within this context, Hans coordinates the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres, while leading the Better Internet for Kids project which implements, on behalf of the European Commission, a comprehensive range of digital tools and services that help make the internet a trusted environment for children through actions that empower and protect them online, sharing knowledge, resources, and practices. Hans’ team is involved in a variety of other campaigns, partnerships, platforms and projects, including, the eSkills 2015-2016 campaign, the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, the European Coding Initiative, the eSafety Label, the Web We Want, and I-LINC.


David Martin

David Martin is a Senior Legal Officer at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. BEUC represents 41 independent national consumer associations from 31 European countries. David is part of BEUC’s Digital Team, where he focuses on privacy, data protection and competition. He has been working on digital and ICT issues since 2006. Prior to joining BEUC in May 2015, David worked at the Public Affairs consultancy Burson-Marsteller and the EU Regional Office of Murcia in Brussels. A Spanish national, David studied Law at the University of Murcia (Spain) and holds Master’s Degree in European Law from the University of Luxembourg, as well as a Postgraduate Degree on Economic and Legal EU Studies from the Collège Miguel Servet / Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.


Estelle Masse

Estelle is a Policy Analyst at Access Now (accessnow.org). Prior to joining Access, Estelle interned with European Digital Rights (EDRi), an association of 32 privacy and civil rights groups across Europe and at the UNESCO in Barcelona. She graduated with a Master in European Law from the University of Granada (Spain).


Matthias Matthiesen

Matthias is responsible for data protection and privacy policy at IAB Europe. Matthias has previously worked for public affairs consultancy Weber Shandwick and for a Member of the European Parliament. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European law from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.


Tim Maurer

Tim Maurer co-directs the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is a member of several U.S. track 1.5 cyber dialogues and the Freedom Online Coalition’s cybersecurity working group “An Internet Free and Secure.” He was a member of the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, co-chaired the Advisory Board of the Global Conference on CyberSpace in The Hague, and developed the Global Cyber Definitions Database for the chair of the OSCE to support the organization’s cyber confidence-building measures. Prior to Carnegie, Maurer was the director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project at New America and head of research of its Cybersecurity Initiative.


Felicity McMahon

Felicity is a barrister at 5RB Chambers in London. She specialises in data protection, defamation, privacy, reporting restrictions and related areas. Felicity has a particular experience in data protection. She advises organisations and individuals on all aspects, including data transfers, using data for marketing and the “right to be forgotten”. Her work has included drafting policies and advising on practical data security measures. She speaks at conferences on data protection amongst other matters, including in November 2016 to the National Association of Data Protection Officers on Privacy, Data and Social Media. Twitter @bitofalegalgeek


Andrew McStay

Andrew McStay is a Reader in Advertising and Digital Media at Bangor University, UK. His most recent books are the 2nd edition of Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2016) and Privacy and the Media (Sage, 2017). He is also working on an AHRC Fellowship titled 'Empathic Media: Theory-Building and Knowledge-Exchange with Industry, Regulators and NGOs'. This is assessing the social, political, legal and industrial consequences of technologies employed to capture information about emotions.


Michael MEIER

Michael Meier is professor for IT-Security at University Security of Bonn and head of the Cyber Security Dept. at Fraunhofer FKIE. His research interests include most aspects of applied computer security, with an emphasis on attack analysis and detection. From 1993 to 1998 Michael Meier studied computer science and earned his PhD in 2006 at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus. From 2006 he worked as Senior Researcher with the TU Dortmund before he became Professor in Bonn in 2012. Michael Meier is chair of the special interest group on Security – Intrusion Detection and Response (SIDAR) of the German Informatics Society and co-chairs the internationl conference DIMVA.



André Melzer is a Senior Lecturer working in the Institute for Health and Behaviour at the University of Luxembourg, which he joined in 2008. He got his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University Trier, Germany, in 2002. From 2003 to 2008, he worked at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems at the University of Lübeck, Germany. His main research interests focus on interactive media (with a particular emphasis on violent video games), children and young people’s use of the internet, and the psychological aspects of password security. In his most recent publications, he investigated the power of psychological persuasion in social engineering, and the role of parents in children’s online and video game behavior.


Olivier MiCOL

Olivier Micol is the head of the Data protection unit within the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission He joined the European Commission in 1996 where he followed in particular the bilateral trade relations between the EU and Asia for 12 years, first in the Directorate General for Trade, then in the EU Delegation in China. From 2009 to 2013, he was the deputy head of the Consumer strategy unit, and from 2013 to 2016 the head of the Financial services and redress unit in the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers.


Stefania MiLAN

Stefania Milan (stefaniamilan.net) is Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Her research explores technology and participation, cybersecurity and internet governance, and data epistemologies. She holds a PhD in political and social sciences of the European University Institute; prior to joining UvA, she worked at the Citizen Lab (University of Toronto) and Tilburg University. Stefania is the author of Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and co-author of Media/Society (Sage, 2011). Stefania represents noncommercial users in the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.


Angela Mills Wade

Angela Mills Wade is the Executive Director of the European Publishers Council, a high level group of 25 Chairmen and CEOs of major European media companies which own leading news media brands, newspapers, magazines, journals, eLearning solutions, books and broadcasting companies. Angela has been involved with the development of data protection laws at EU level since the very first DP directive back in the 1990s and chairs the pan-European industry steering group on Online Behavioural Advertising. She is a member of the Board of the European Advertising Standards Alliance and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.


Duncan Minty

Duncan Minty is an independent ethics consultant, specialising in the insurance sector. Over the past 15 years, he’s worked with a wide variety of insurance firms and professional bodies, with the ethical implications of big data being a particular interest. He is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and prior to working in ethics, he was Head of Insurance at Motability Operations, Europe’s largest motor fleet, leased to people with disabilities. He has a M.Sc. in the social and political dynamics of risk analysis from the University of Manchester.


Brent Mittelstadt

Dr. Brent Mittelstadt is a researcher in data ethics. His research interests focus on the ethics and governance of algorithms and data analytics (‘Big Data’) as well as emerging medical technologies, including personal health monitoring devices. He has spent the past five years researching the ethical and privacy implications of emerging information technologies. His current work focuses on problems of transparency in algorithms and automated decision-making, including opportunities for ethical auditing of algorithms.


Hiroshi Miyashita

Hiroshi Miyashita is associate professor of law, Chuo University (LL.D., Hitotsubashi). Prior to academia, he worked for the Office of Personal Information Protection in the Cabinet Office of Japan, attending as a Japanese delegate the OECD, APEC and APPA meetings and the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. He was Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and Brussels Privacy Hub, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.



Carolin Möller is a PhD candidate in Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Her PhD focuses on data protection and privacy implications of EU data retention and access regimes in the public security context. Her research interests include EU justice and home affairs, data protection law, and legal considerations of new technology trends.


Lokke Moerel

Lokke Moerel is senior of counsel with Morrison & Foerster (Berlin) and professor of global ICT law at Tilburg University. She is author of “Binding Corporate Rules” (Oxford University Press, 2012) the leading textbook on BCR and co-authored leading Dutch textbooks on International Outsourcing and Online Advertising. Lokke is a member of the Dutch Cyber Security Council (the advisory body to the Dutch cabinet on cybersecurity) and is consistently ranked as a leader in data protection law in Chambers Global and Legal 500. ‘’She has a formidable reputation in the field of data protection, advising numerous blue-chip clients. "She is doing market-leading work"(Chambers 2015)



Currently active as policy analyst at the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) in the Citizens policy Unit, she has been working as Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen (NL) (team of prof. Cannataci, the current UN Special Rapporteur for privacy). Involved for many years as a legal researcher in European and national projects related to privacy and data protection in Information Society, she worked in the past, among others, for INRIA (France), EUI (Italy) and for the IIPTS-JRC of the European Commission, addressing policy and legal issues of emerging technologies in the field of privacy protection (including behavioural economics aspects). She published several journal and conference papers (inter alia, in CPDP books).


Glyn Moody

Glyn Moody is a freelance journalist who writes and speaks about surveillance, privacy, digital rights, open source, copyright, patents and general policy issues involving digital technology. He started covering the business use of the Internet in 1994, and wrote the first mainstream feature about Linux, which appeared in Wired in August 1997. His book, "Rebel Code," is the first and only detailed history of the rise of open source, while his subsequent work, "The Digital Code of Life," explores bioinformatics - the intersection of computing with genomics. More recently, he has been following closely developments in the world of international trade agreements – ACTA, TPP, TTIP, CETA and TISA.


Nathalie Moreno

I am a highly experienced commercial technology lawyer specialising in advising technology-enabled businesses, whether multinational clients or start-ups on IT transactions, commercial agreements and privacy in EMEA and globally.


Gawain Morrison

Gawain Morrison is the CEO and co-founder of Sensum, The Emotions Company. Sensum’s emotions-based software solutions measure data from people and the world around them, for market research, sports performance and to create unique interactive events. As a multi-talented digital entrepreneur he has undertaken many different projects during his career. Prior to developing Sensum’s technology for measuring emotions, he worked across multiple creative industries, producing films, music, mobile apps, alternate reality games & emotional response entertainment.


Karolina Mojzesowicz

Karolina Mojzesowicz is the Deputy Head of Unit of the Data Protection Unit within the European Commission’s DG Justice. Her main areas of competence are Competition Law and Data Protection Law and she has represented the Commission in numerous cases before the European Courts and before the WTO panels and Appellate Bodies in Geneva. She studied law in Poland, Germany and the Netherlands and obtained her Ph.D. in Germany in 2001. After an internship at the European Court of Justice, she joined the European Commission's Legal Service.


Finn Myrstad

Finn Myrstad is the Head of the Digital Services Section at the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC). The NCC focuses on national and international issues related to net neutrality, data protection, copyright, telecommunication and other issues within the field of digital services. Finn is also the EU co-chair of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Information Society Committee. TACD has a network of over 75 leading organisations representing the consumer interest on both sides of the Atlantic. He holds an MSc in Politics and Government of the European Union from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School.

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