Alessia TANAS

Alessia Tanas is an expert on the EU policy and regulatory framework for energy at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Alessia has eight years professional experience in the EU sector in Brussels. Before joining the CPDP team, she worked as EU Affairs Manager for the multinational company ENI where she mainly dealt with issues related to security of energy supply. Her academic interest focuses on the ethical aspects arising from energy use in Europe and the resulting implications on the EU agenda.



Olivia Tambou is Associate Professor at the Université-Paris Dauphine. She is specialized in European Law. Her research interests are: The GDPR, the effectiveness of the European personal data protection Law, the de-listing right, harmonisation regulation and legal pluralism. She is also editor of blogdroiteuropen.com a new blog for the law researcher interested in European Law. She has a LLM from Kiel Albrecht University (Germany), a PhD in European Law from the Law faculty of Strasbourg.



Linnet Taylor is assistant professor of data ethics, law and policy at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) where she researches the interface between big data, rights and democratic representation worldwide. She was previously a Marie Curie fellow in the International Development Studies department at the University of Amsterdam, where she researched the emergence of ethical frameworks around the use of big data in development policy. She conducted postdoctoral research at the Oxford Internet Institute on big data in social science, and holds a PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, UK. She blogs at linnettaylor.wordpress.com.



Roger Taylor is an entrepreneur and writer. He is chair of the Open Public Services Network at the Royal Society of Arts. His first book, God Bless the NHS, published by Faber and Faber was a Guardian best-seller. His latest book Transparency and the Open Society was published by Policy Press in June. He co-founded Dr Foster, the healthcare information business which pioneered transparency in UK healthcare. He is a board member of Ofqual, the UK exam regulator, and a trustee of SafeLives, the domestic abuse charity. He is currently working with the Careers and Enterprise Company, a social enterprise working to help young people move successfully from education into work. Roger began his career as a journalist working as a correspondent for the Financial Times.



Scott Taylor serves as the Chief Privacy Officer for Merck and is based in Pennsylvania. He oversees Merck's Privacy Office, Animal Health and Global Functions Compliance as well as the company's analytics program for worldwide compliance. Prior to Merck, Scott served as the CPO for Hewlett-Packard Company. He chairs the Board of Directors for the Information Accountability Foundation and is past Chairman of the Board of IAPP.



Omer Tene is Vice President of Research and Education at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is Managing Director of Tene & Associates and Deputy Dean of the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel (on a leave of absence). He is an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum.


Bjørn Thon

Bjørn Erik Thon has been commissioner in the Norwegian DPA since May 2010. Before his appointment, he served as the Norwegian Consumer Ombudsman for ten years. He has also worked as a barrister and judge deputy. He held the position as political adviser for the Minister of Justice during Kjell Magne Bondeviks first government. Furthermore, he was deputy leader of the Social Liberal Party in Oslo, campaign manager in the 1999 municipality election and for several years Member of the District Council in Nordre Aker, Oslo. Thon has published several books. The last one, The American president’s Norwegian daughter, was published in September 2014. He has also written The Consumer Jungle Book, and from 2000 to 2004, he published three crime novels.


Eric Töpfer

Eric Töpfer is senior researcher and policy advisor at the German Institute for Human Rights in Berlin. He has a background in political science and is working on surveillance, policing and data protection for more than 15 years. Before joining the German Institute for Human Rights in 2012, he worked as researcher at the Technical University Berlin and as research consultant for the UK-based civil liberties organisation Statewatch.



Pernille Tranberg is an adviser in data ethics for companies, organisations and public institutions. She is also a speaker on privacy and data ethics. She is co-founder of the European think-do-tank DataEthics.eu and trustee in the London-based NGO CitizenTrust. She has developed privacykompasset.dk for the Danish Business Authority to help companies use privacy as a competitive parameter. She has written six book, the latest DataEthics - The New Competitive Advantage (Dataethics.eu/book) 2106 and ‘Fake It - Your Online ID is Worth Gold’, 2012. It was published in four languages and reached the bestseller list in Denmark and Germany. She is co-author of License2share.dk, a guide to teens on how to protect and optimize their digital identitet.

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