Charles RAAB

Charles Raab is Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh; Director of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP); co-Chair, Independent Digital Ethics Panel for Policing (IDEPP), National Police Chiefs’ Council (UK). Research on privacy, data protection, surveillance, security, democracy. Publications include (with C. Bennett), The Governance of Privacy (2003; 2006); (with B. Goold), Protecting Information Privacy (2011); (with Surveillance Studies Network), A Report on the Surveillance Society (2006); (with W. Webster et al, eds.), Video Surveillance. Evidence to UK parliamentary committees (e.g., Intelligence and Security Committee, 2014); Specialist Adviser, House of Lords Constitution Committee for inquiry, Surveillance: Citizens and the State, HL Paper 18, Session 2008-09. Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts.


Stephanie RAETS

Stephanie Raets is a lawyer - Senior Associate at Claeys & Engels, one of the leading law firms in offering legal services in all areas concerning human resources. She specialises on diverse aspects of both employment and labour law and social security law (advice and litigation). She focusses amongst others on questions of privacy and data protection, as well as on issues with respect to psychosocial risks at work and discrimination law in the scope of the employment relationship. In 2006, Stephanie graduated with high merit at the Antwerp University. Since 2006, she is member of the Antwerp Bar. During her career (of almost 9 years) at Claeys & Engels, she had the opportunity to work for the US partner of Claeys & Engels within the international alliance Ius Laboris for three months.



Zara Rahman is a feminist, researcher and writer, interested in the intersection of technology, activism and power. She has worked in over twenty countries in the field of information accessibility and data use among civil society organisations. She is Research Lead at The Engine Room and a 2016/17 Fellow at Data & Society Research Institute in NYC. Find her online at and @zararah.


Artemi RALLO

Director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (2007-2011). Graduate in Law with Extraordinary Prize Honours (1988) and Doctor in Law at the University of Valencia (1990).

Professor of Constitutional Law at the Jaume I University of Castellón, where he was also Head of the Constitutional Law Department (1993-1998). He has performed research activity at international centres such as the International Human Rights Institute with its seat in Strasbourg, the Theory of State Department of La Sapienza University (Rome) and the Centre de Recherche de Droit Constitutionnel at the Paris I-Pantheòn-Sorbonne University. He is the author of numerous monographs, collective books and scientific articles in specialised national and international magazines.


Florence Raynal

Florence Raynal began her career in 2000 within the Law Firm Donahue&Partners LLP in New York for 3 years. She worked as a Senior Manager within Ernst & Young Law Firm for 4 years where she advised on privacy matters at both national and European levels. In 2008, she was appointed Head of the International and European Affairs Department of the CNIL. She advised the former CNIL President Mr. Alex Türk and now the current President Mrs. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin in their chairmanship of the Article 29 Working Party. Managing the presidency of the WP29 implies participating in all reforms on international and European regulations in all relevant fora.



Cyril Ritter is an official in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP), where he works in the Antitrust Policy unit. In his current capacity, he works on data issues, financial cases and pharma cases. He was previously a DG COMP case-handler dealing with airline and shipping cases. Before joining DG COMP in 2007, Cyril was a law firm associate in Paris.


Marie Charlotte Roques-Bonnet

Marie Charlotte Roques-Bonnet is the Director of EMEA Privacy Policy within the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department at Microsoft. In her current role, she identifies privacy challenges in the cloud-based big data era and promotes solutions in which users and customers will keep in control of their data across services and devices. She is an active member of the IAPP Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board and she just released online 72 open source videos on the GDPR (“EU Privacy for all”). In 2010, she was rewarded by the CNIL for her Ph.D. in Digital Law on "The Constitution and the Internet". She then worked for CNIL 5 years, WP29 Technology subgroup and as an expert in European Commission Data Protection Expert on Cloud computing contracts.


Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten

Astrid Marieke Rosenthal-von der Pütten received a M.S. degree in applied cognitive and media science in 2009 and the Ph.D. degree in psychology in 2014 both from University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2009 she works as Research Associate in the Department Social Psychology: Media and Communication at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Her research interestsinclude social effects of artificial entities, h uman-robot- interaction especially the uncanny valley, linguistic alignment with robots and virtual agents. Dr. Rosenthal-von der Pütten was a PhD fellowship holder of the German National Academic Foundation for her work on the uncanny valley hypothesis and a recipient of two outstanding PhD thesis awards. She is a fellow of the Global Young Faculty.



Marc Rotenberg is President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center ( in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law and open government at Georgetown Law. He is the coauthor (with Anita Allen) of Privacy Law and Society (West Academic 2016) and editor of Privacy in the Modern Age:The Search for Solutions (The New Press 2015) and The Privacy Law Sourcebook (EPIC 2016). He serves on the editorial board of several journals, including the European Data Protection Review. He also maintains the website


Antoinette ROUVROY

Antoinette ROUVROY is FNRS (National Fund for Scientific Research) research associate and researcher at the Information Technology and Law Research Centre (CRID) of the University of Namur, Belgium. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms of mutual production between sciences and technologies and cultural, political, economic and legal frameworks. Her doctoral research at the European University Institute of Florence (Human Genes and Neoliberal Governance: A Foucauldian Critique. Abingdon and New-York, Routledge-Cavendish, 2008), looked at the knowledge-power relations in the post-genomic era. Her current interdisciplinary research interests revolve around the ethical, legal and political challenges raised by the new information, communication and surveillance technologies (biometrics, RFIDs, ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence, persuasive technologies,…) and their convergence.


Todd Ruback

Todd is the Chief Privacy Officer and VP of Legal Affairs at Ghostery, a technology company that makes the world’s leading privacy compliance and data governance software solutions. As the CPO he oversees the company’s privacy be design program, ensuring that its products exceed regulatory expectations. Much of his time is also spent on outward facing functions, such as speaking and writing opportunities and developing relationships with privacy thought leaders and policy makers around the world. He is a CIPP – US/E and a CIPT and has served on numerous boards of the IAPP.

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