Juraj Sajfert

Juraj Sajfert graduated at Faculty of Political Science, Zagreb and Faculty of Law, Osijek. He also received an LL.M. degree in Comparative Constitutional Law with specialization in EU law from Central European University, Budapest. He passed the Croatian bar exam in 2010 after working two years as a junior associate in a law firm. From 2010 to 2012 he worked for the European Parliament on preparation of the Croatian version of the acquis communautaire and internal EP's acts. From 2012 to 2014 he worked as a case-processing lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights. In 2014 he joined the Data Protection Unit of DG Justice, European Commission, where he works on new EU data protection legislation.


Fidel Santiago

Technology and security officer at the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) (www.edps.europa.eu). As such, he brings his experience and knowledge of information technologies to ensure the correct application of the Regulation 45/2001 by the European Institutions. Also works on monitoring technological and legislative developments that may have an impact on the protection of personal data. Previously worked for the European Commission in the field of cybersecurity and for the Valencian Conselleria de Sanitat regarding personal data protection in the health care sector.


Giovanni SARTOR

Giovanni Sartor is part-time full professor in legal informatics at the University of Bologna and part-time professor in Legal informatics and Legal Theory at the European University Institute of Florence. He obtained a PhD at the European University Institute (Florence), worked at the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg), was a researcher at the Italian National Council of Research (ITTIG, Florence), held the chair in Jurisprudence at Queen’s University of Belfast, and was Marie-Curie professor at the European University of Florence. He has been President of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law. He has published widely in legal philosophy, computational logic, legislation technique, and computer law. He is co-director of the Artificial intelligence and law Journal and co-editor of the Ratio Juris Journal.


M. Angela SASSE

M. Angela Sasse is the Professor of Human-Centred Technology in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, UK. A usability researcher by training, she started investigating the causes and effects of usability issues with security mechanisms in 1996. In addition to studying specific mechanisms such as passwords, biometrics, and access control, her research group has developed human-centred frameworks that explain the role of security, privacy, identity and trust in human interactions with technology. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015, and is currently the Director of the multidisciplinary UK Research Institute for Science of Cyber Security (RISCS).


Ralf SaUER

Ralf Sauer is the Deputy Head of Unit in DG Justice's Unit on International Data Flows and Protection and has been one of the key negotiators of the EU-US Privacy Shield. Prior to joining DG Justice, he worked for almost 10 years in the European Commission's Legal Service on antitrust, state aid and antidumping cases. He has a long experience in litigation before national and Union courts, both in private practice and as one of the Commission's legal representatives. He holds a Master and doctoral degree from Yale Law School.


Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009. She is the Vice-President of the US Delegation, serves on the International Trade committee and is the spokesperson for the ALDE Group on the TTIP-agreement. Schaake also serves on the committee on Foreign Affairs and the subcommittee on Human Rights. She is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe, and has pushed for completing Europe’s digital single market and copyright reform. She is strongly committed to an open internet in discussions about internet governance and digital (human) rights. She was a Member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and is a Young Global Leader and a Member of the Global Future Council on Future of Digital Economy and Society with the WEF.



Dr. Sachiko Scheuing is the European Privacy Officer for Acxiom, a global leader in marketing services, and Co-Chairwoman of the Federation of European Direct and interactive Marketing Association (FEDMA), based in Brussels. With more than 20 years’ experience in the field of marketing intelligence, and as a former Chief Analyst, Sachiko combines theoretical and practical experience to manage Acxiom’s European government affairs and compliance. She also provides national and European level advice to clients and colleagues on data protection and privacy matters. Besides FEDMA, Sachiko is active in many European and global privacy and marketing associations.


Michael SchLUTER

Michael Schlüter is heading the Global Innovation team for GfK, one of the biggest market research companies in the world. Based on changing client needs, emerging technologies and new scientific approaches, the international team is innovating GfK’s business areas, products and processes in collaboration with GfK's different business units and strong links to academia, research institutes and startups. Michael has a background in communication science with focus on empirical research and has worked before in the area of digital measurement technologies.


Max Schrems

Lawyer, Author. Privacy Activist Working on "europe-v-facebook.org", a "class action" with 25k participants against Facebook, successfully challenged the "Safe Harbor" at the CJEU, worked on "LobbyPlag" and other projects related to #EUdataP. Twitter: @maxschrems


Pierre-Nicolas Schwab

Pierre-Nicolas Schwab is in charge of the Big Data/CRM program at RTBF, the French-speaking public broadcasting organization of Belgium . He holds an MSc in chemistry, a MBA in finance and a PhD in marketing. He’s affiliated as researcher with the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and acts as a lecturer on consumer behavior, customer satisfaction and loyalty. As external consultant Pierre-Nicolas has carried out some 70 assignments in various industries (retail, telecom, e- and m-commerce, media, IT…), combining his passion for data and deep interest for consumer behaviors.


Erich Schweighofer

Dr. Dr. Erich Schweighofer is Professor at Vienna University, Faculty of Law, teaching legal informatics, international law and European law. He heads the Centre for Computers and Law, one of the top-10 groups worldwide on legal informatics (rechtsinformatik.univie.ac.at). He is an international expert in the area of legal informatics, including privacy law, and has authored over ten publications in the area of privacy law. Erich Schweighofer is/has been involved in many research projects, including surveillance technologies and security research. He is main organiser of the biggest conference on legal informatics in Central Europe, the International Legal Informatics Conference IRIS, now in its 20th year (www.univie.ac.at/RI/IRIS17). He is also active in OCG, GI, CEPIS and in ICANN, also as a member of the EURALO Board.


Ulrich Seldeslachts

Ulrich Seldeslachts is executive director of LSEC.eu, a not for profit industry association focused on Information Security and Data Protection in Europe, based in Belgium and with operations in the Netherlands, UK and Germany. LSEC runs 3IF.be, a transformation platform to digitize manufacturing with IoT and Industrial Internet. Prior to LSEC, Ulrich was responsible for the corporate development of a US-European Broadband wireless operator (Sprint-Clearwire), held positions at Orange and a Corporate VC. Ulrich holds a BA in Communications, postgraduates in CS and an MBA from LBS. Within LSEC, Ulrich supports a team of 13 experts paving the way for a more secure industrial internet. Ulrich is Board Member of the Privacysalon, the organiser of the CPDP Conferences.


Amber Sinha

Amber Sinha works on issues surrounding privacy, surveillance, big data, and cyber security. He is interested in the impact of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and learning algorithms leading to automated decision-making, on existing legal frameworks, and how they need to evolve in response. Amber studied humanities and law at National Law School of India University, Bangalore and currently works as a Policy Officer at the Centre for Internet and Society in New Delhi.


Paolo Sinibaldi

Paolo Sinibaldi is the Data Protection Officer at the European Investment Fund (EIF). The EIF is part of the European Investment Bank Group. Its central mission is to support Europe's micro, small and medium-sized businesses by helping them to access finance. EIF designs and develops venture and growth capital, guarantees and microfinance instruments which specifically target this market segment. Paolo holds a law degree from the University of Rome and has been admitted to the Italian bar. He started his career as Legal and Compliance Officer in the banking and financial services sector.


Ivan Škorvánek

Ivan Škorvánek is a Ph.D. researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), the Netherlands. His main research interests are comparative criminal law and privacy protection. Additionally he has recently participated in projects dealing with a range of issues including of cyber-security of identity infrastructures, combating online child-pornography, Data Protection in anti-doping measures, duties of care in cyber-crime and development of new investigative techniques to uncover the production of synthetic drugs. He is currently working on a comparative volume on privacy of the home, privacy of the computer and their protection in criminal law.


Femke Snelting

Femke Snelting develops projects at the intersection of design, feminism and Free Software. She is member of Constant, a non-profit, artist-run association for art and media based in Brussels.


Alessandro Spina

Alessandro Spina is Data Protection Officer at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and a Member of its Legal Department since 2009. Prior to joining EMA, he worked in private practice and in academia. He is a dual qualified Italian and English lawyer Alessandro holds a law degree cum laude from the University of Siena, LLM (M.Jur.) from the University of Oxford and PhD in law and economics from the University of Siena. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Administrative Law in the University of Milan Statale in 2012 and Visiting Lecturer in Global Risk Regulation at the University of Fribourg . He is also a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and the European Data Protection Law Review.


Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon is Associate Professor in IT law at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the Director of Ilaws & iCLIC. Sophie is the author of several publications on intermediary liability, data protection and privacy, information security. She has been researching and writing on the liability of Internet intermediaries, deep packet inspection, the right to information and anonymisation. She is extensively involved in diverse research (currently Horizon 2020 FutureTrust and Data Pitch) and consulting. Shas acted as a legal expert for the OCSE, OEDC and the Venice Commission. She is part of the expert group formed by the Council of Europe on intermediary liability. Blogmaster at https://peepbeep.wordpress.com/.


Jay Stanley

Jay Stanley is Senior Policy Analyst with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, where he researches, writes and speaks about technology-related privacy and civil liberties issues and their future. He writes for and is editor of the ACLU’s “Free Future” blog, and has authored a variety of influential ACLU reports on such topics as government and private-sector surveillance, network neutrality, scientific freedom, police cameras, drones, AI, big data, and airline passenger security. Before joining the ACLU in 2001, Stanley was an analyst at the technology research company Forrester, where he focused on Internet policy issues. He is a graduate of Williams College and holds an M.A. in American History from the University of Virginia.


Elizabeth STOBERT

Elizabeth Stobert is a post-doctoral researcher in the System Security group at ETH Zürich. She completed her PhD at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in 2015. Her research is in usable security, examining how security tools can be made safer and easier to use. Her focus is on authentication, and she is working on projects examining usability aspects and human factors in location-based authentication, two-factor authentication, and continuous authentication. Her previous work has included work on graphical passwords, password memorability, and users' coping strategies for passwords.


Gintarė Surblytė

Gintarė Surblytė is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (former Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law) in Munich, where she conducts research in the field of competition law with a specific focus on the interface of competition and intellectual property law. In 2011 she finished the Ph.D. studies (summa cum laude) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Her Ph.D. studies were supported by the scholarship from the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Gintarė Surblytė studied law at Vilnius University in Lithuania and also holds an LL.M. degree, which she obtained from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in 2007.



Peter Swire is the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, with appointments by courtesy with the College of Computing and School of Public Policy. In 2013, he served as one of five members of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. Prior to that, he was co-chair of the global Do Not Track process for the World Wide Web Consortium. Swire was Chief Counselor for Privacy in the Clinton Administration, the only person to date to have U.S. government-wide responsibility for privacy policy, and served as Special Assistant to President Obama for Economic Policy. He is Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum, and Policy Fellow with the Center for Democracy and Technology. Swire graduated from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and the Yale Law School.



Dr. Ivan Szekely, social informatist, is an internationally known expert in the multidisciplinary fields of data protection and freedom of information. Former chief counsellor of the Hungarian Data Protection ombudsman, Szekely is at present Senior Research Fellow of the Open Society Archives at Central European University, associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and advisory board member of the Eotvos Karoly Policy Institute. His research interests are focused on information autonomy, openness and secrecy, privacy, identity, surveillance and resilience, memory and forgetting, and archivistics.


Katarzyna Szymielewicz

Expert in human rights and technology, activist. Co-founder and president of Panoptykon Foundation – a Polish NGO defending human rights in surveillance society, with mission to control the controllers. Since 2012 vice-president of European Digital Rights. Board member of Tactical Technology Collective, Amnesty International (Poland) and Coding Rights. Graduate of the University of Warsaw (Law) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (Development Studies). Publishing and speaking about social problems and human rights risks related to the use of data about people by both states and private companies.

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