Speakers

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Alessandra Pierucci is a lawyer and has been working for several years at the Italian Data Protection Authority, in particular on EU-related and international matters.

Since 2016 she is Chair of the Council of Europe Consultative Committee of Convention 108 in which she has been actively involved for many years by representing Italy.

She worked at the “Media and Information Society Division” of the Council of Europe where she dealt with data protection and freedom of expression in respect of new media and Information Society, and gender equality in the media.

At European Union level, she contributes regularly to the activity of the European Data Protection Board, in particular by coordinating the work of subgroup on data protection in the financial sector.

She participated in several projects on data protection and gave legal advice in the field.

As part of her research activity, she has published several papers concerning fundamental rights and data protection issues on juridical journals and books. She has taught data protection in post graduate courses in some European universities.
 

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Alessandro Mantelero is Associate Professor of Private Law and Law & Technology at Polytechnic University of Turin. In 2022 he was granted the Jean Monnet Chair in Mediterranean Digital Societies and Law by the European Commission. From 2016 to 2022, he served as scientific expert for the Council of Europe on AI, data protection and human rights. On these three main topics, he has also advised several organizations, including the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Data Protection Board, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, the Italian Ministry of Justice, the Presidency of the Dominican Republic, and the Brazilian Federal Senate. He regularly acts as an independent ethics reviewer for the ERC Executive Agency and other EU agencies.

His latest book is Beyond Data. Human Rights, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment in AI (Springer-Asser, 2022).
 

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Dr Jelinek has held the position of Chair of the European Data Protection Board since May 2018, and Head of the Austrian Data Protection Authority since 2014.                                                         

Dr Jelinek previously was head of the Vienna Foreign Police, followed by a position as Head in the Regional Police Department. Before that, she worked in the Ministry of the Interior as head of department in the legal and legislative department, before being appointed head of a police commissioner's office.                                                                                                                                         

Jelinek started out her career as a consultant for the Austrian Science Fund, and a trainee legal officer at the Austrian Rectors' Conference. 
 

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Ms Falk was appointed as Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner in August 2018. She leads the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) in fulfilling its functions across privacy, freedom of information and government information management.

Over the past decade Ms Falk has worked extensively with Australian Government agencies, across the private sector and internationally, at the forefront of addressing regulatory challenges and opportunities presented by rapidly evolving technology and potential uses of data.

Ms Falk was elected to the Executive Committee at the 40th annual conference in October 2018. In addition to sitting on the GPA’s Executive Committee, she chairs the GPA’s Strategic Direction Sub-Committee and her office co-chairs the GPA’s Digital Citizen and Consumer Working Group.

Ms Falk was admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW in 1998 and holds an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
 

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Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an International Standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages! In 2018, PbD was included in a sweeping new law in the EU: the General Data Protection Regulation.
Dr. Cavoukian is now the Executive Director of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust” with Tyler Hamilton, and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World” with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named as one of the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, and named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders (November, 2017), named among the Top Women in Tech (December, 2017), was awarded the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Award (April, 2018), recognized among the Top 100 Identity Influencers (February, 2019), and most recently, she was named among the Top 18 Global AI Influencers within the AI & Tech Space (February, 2019), was awarded the 2020 Canadian Women in Cybersecurity Lifetime Achievement Award In Recognition of Your Outstanding Contributions to Cybersecurity and Privacy in Ontario (March 2020).
 

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Ashkan Soltani is the Executive Director of the California Privacy Protection Agency. He previously served as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the U.S. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama Administration, and as the Chief Technologist for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where he helped establish the agency's Office of Technology Research and Investigation.

Mr. Soltani was also recognized as part of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning team for his contribution to the Washington Post’s coverage of national security issues, and has served as the primary technical consultant on the Wall Street Journal’s investigative series “What They Know,” which was a finalist for a 2012 Pulitzer Prize.

 

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Brenda Leong is a Partner at BNH.AI, a boutique law firm uniquely founded by a partnership between lawyers and data scientists, dedicated entirely to developing policies and practices around AI governance, including applying model risk management frameworks, performing model audits, and creating de-identification architecture and certification, along with designing automated AI policies and procedures. Previously, Brenda was senior counsel and director of AI and ethics at the Future of Privacy Forum, where she oversaw the development of implementation of resources, and analysis of AI and ML technologies for FPF member companies, which include many of the largest companies in the world. She is also a recognized expert speaker and instructor on the responsible use of biometrics and digital identity, with a focus on facial recognition, facial analysis, and emerging issues around voice-operated systems.  Prior to her work at FPF, Brenda served in the U.S. Air Force. She is a 2014 graduate of George Mason University School of Law.

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Joining the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in 2012, Brent Homan is currently Deputy Commissioner, responsible for the enforcement of Canada’s federal public and private sector privacy laws.  Mr. Homan’s accomplishments in Privacy include key investigations such as: Tim Hortons Location Tracking (2022), Facial Recognition – Clearview, Royal Canadian Mounted Police,  and Cadillac Fairview (2020/1), Facebook Cambridge Analytica (2019), Statistics Canada (2019), Equifax (2018), the World Anti-Doping Association Breach (2017), Ashley Madison (2016), the Bell Advertising Program (2015), and Google Behavioural Advertising (2014).  
A global leader in International enforcement, Mr. Homan has joined forces with partners, co-leading numerous international investigations including two Global Privacy Award winning joint investigations against Clearview and Ashley Madison, and the first ever international joint-investigation in the field of Privacy (against Whatsapp) with the Dutch Privacy Authority.  Mr. Homan created and spearheaded the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Privacy Sweep, and co-chairs the International Enforcement Cooperation Working Group for the Global Privacy Assembly. 
A leader in digital economy, Mr. Homan co-chairs a Global Digital Consumer Working Group examining the growing intersection of privacy, consumer-protection and competition, and seeking to advance collaboration across regulatory spheres.
Prior to his appointment at the OPC, Mr. Homan was Assistant Deputy Commissioner at the Competition Bureau of Canada where he led numerous high profile misleading advertising investigations in the Digital Economy. In the area of health, Mr. Homan led Canada’s Tobacco Inquiry into the use of Light and Mild descriptors, culminating in the removal of Light and Mild labelling from cigarette packaging across Canada.  
Mr. Homan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from Carleton University, and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Ottawa.
 

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Catherine Jasserand is a postdoctoral researcher at CiTiP, Centre for IT and IP Law, within the Faculty of Law at KU Leuven (Belgium). She is pursuing her research project on the use of facial recognition technologies in public spaces for surveillance purposes and their impact on the right to privacy (individual Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship). She studied law in France and in the United States (where she obtained an LL.M in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at UC Berkeley). She holds a PhD from the University of Groningen (Netherlands), where she researched the interplay between the GDPR and the ‘police’ Directive in the context of reprocessing biometric data for law enforcement purposes. She is qualified as a lawyer in France and in the USA (New York State).

Catherine has a strong interest in interdisciplinary research in the field of biometrics. Besides her PhD project at the University of Groningen, she worked on a European funded project on the development of new generations of fingerprint sensors (INGRESS) in cooperation with computer scientists and engineers. Catherine is a regular speaker at international technical conferences, where she presents her research findings and discusses the privacy aspects of biometric technologies. 
 

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Catherine Lennman holds an LLM degree in European Integration from the Saarland University (Germany) and a lic. iur. from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). She has been working for the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) since September 2010, covering legal aspects of data protection in various subject matters, such as writing of data protection opinions in legislative procedures, assisting data subjects as well as Swiss federal authorities in data protection issues and conducting data protection inspections. Since 2017, she is Delegate International Relations and Francophonie. She represents the FDPIC at several international working groups (e.g. GPA, AFAPDP, Spring Conference). Since 2020, she is the president of the Working Group on the Role of Personal Data Protection in International Development Aid, International Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management set up by the Global Privacy Assembly.

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Claudia is the General Counsel for the Information Commissioner’s Office. She heads up the ICO’s Legal Service and provides strategic legal advice to the Commissioner, the ICO’ s Executive team and Management board. Claudia joined the ICO in April 2021 from the Competition & Market’s Authority where she was responsible for the legal oversight of the CMA’s entire competition law enforcement portfolio, from the launch of an investigation through to decision and subsequent litigation before the Courts. Prior to the CMA, Claudia worked at Linklaters, London advising clients on all aspects of EU and UK competition law. Claudia is a dual-qualified Solicitor in England&Wales and Germany. She holds a Maîtrise en droit from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a Master’s degree from King’s College London.

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Colin Bennett received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Since 1986 he has taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, where he is now Professor. He has enjoyed Visiting Professorships at: Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; the Center for the Study of Law and Society at University of California, Berkeley; the School of Law, University of New South Wales; the Law, Science, Technology and Society Centre at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels; and at Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

His research has focused on the comparative analysis of surveillance technologies and privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. In addition to numerous scholarly and newspaper articles, he has written or edited seven books, including The Governance of Privacy (MIT Press, 2006, with Charles Raab); The Privacy Advocates:  Resisting the Spread of Surveillance (MIT Press, 2008); Playing the Identity Card: Surveillance, Security and Identification in Global Perspective (Routledge, 2008 co-edited with David Lyon); and Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events (Routledge, 2011, co-edited with Kevin Haggerty).

He has completed policy reports on privacy and data protection for the Canadian government, the Canadian Standards Association, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the European Commission, the UK Information Commissioner and others.  He was co-investigator of a large Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant entitled “The New Transparency:  Surveillance and Social Sorting” which culminated in the 2016 report:  Transparent Lives:  Surveillance in Canada.   Through a SSHRC Partnership Grant on “Big Data Surveillance”, and a new SSHRC Insight Grant, he is currently researching the comparative politics of data-driven elections, and the capture and use of personal information by political parties and candidates in Western democracies. 
 

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Cosimo Monda is Director of the Maastricht  European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity. At ECPC his work has a strong European and international outlook in the field of privacy and cybersecurity, steering an interdisciplinary group of researchers, academics and professionals active in areas of fundamental rights, data privacy, transparency and confidentiality, IT, data security, and more. He has a longstanding experience in EU affairs, particularly in business development, design executive education, certification courses and online learning modules for professionals and management of service contracts.
He is an internationally-recognised public speaker and lecturer, and has delivered keynote speeches at conferences and universities around the world on a variety of issues related with Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity.
He holds a Law Degree obtained at the University of Bologna.
 

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Daniel Leufer is a Senior Policy Analyst at Access Now’s Brussels office. His work focuses on the impact of emerging technologies on digital rights, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, biometrics, and augmented and virtual reality. While he was a Mozilla Fellow, he developed aimyths.org, a website that gathers resources to tackle myths and misconceptions about AI. He has a PhD in Philosophy from KU Leuven in Belgium and was previously a member of the Working Group on Philosophy of Technology at KU Leuven. He is also a member of the External Advisory Board of KU Leuven’s Digital Society Institute.

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Doctorate in Law, Buenos Aires University. Masters in International Policy and Practice (MIPP), Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Representative of the Regional Office for South America of the Inter American Institute of Human Rights. Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at the Organization of American States (2002-2005). First Director of the Access to Public Information Agency (AAIP) and Data Protection Authority, Argentina (2016-2020). Member of the Bureau of the Committee of the Convention 108. Member of the Executive Committee of the Ibero-American Data Protection Network. UNESCO consultant. Expert in the Data Protection Field, Council of Europe Data Protection Unit.

Founder of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at Palermo University, Argentina. Executive Director of the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) until May, 2006. Teaching Fellow at the Human Rights Institute at Columbia University School of Law (2001). Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow (2012-13) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Former member of the advisory boards of the Human Rights Initiative (Open Society Foundations), the Media Legal Defence Initiative, the Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet), among others. Dr. Bertoni has also worked as an advisor to the Department of Justice and Human Rights in Argentina. He is an Argentinean lawyer and holds a Masters in International Policy and Practice from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
 

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Elif Küzeci is an Associate Professor of Public Law at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul. She holds an LL.M degree in Public Law from Ankara University in 2004 with a dissertation on “Freedom of Expression on the Internet”. She has received her Ph.D. in Public Law from Ankara University with a dissertation on “Data Protection”. She has taught theory of state, IT law, and data protection law at the Bahçeşehir University since 2010. Between 2014 and 2016, she taught IT law as an adjunct professor at Istanbul Technical University.  
Her research interests include legal aspects of the Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), transformational effects of ICTs, data protection, and surveillance. In 2016, she was invited as an expert to the Turkish General Assembly's Parliamentary Commission on the Personal Data Protection Act.  
Küzeci is the author of three books: Human Rights and Public Freedoms (Ankara: Turhan Publishers, 8th edition, 2019; co-author with Prof. Ahmet Mumcu), Personal Data Protection (Istanbul: On İki Levha Publishers, 4th edition, 2020), and Digital Elephant: An investigation into the intersection of information technology, the government, and the law (Istanbul: Inkilap Publishers, 2021). She has published several articles and book chapters, both in Turkish and English.

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Erika M. Douglas is an associate professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of antitrust, data privacy, and intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on the application of legal theory to new technology. Prior to joining Temple, Professor Douglas practiced antitrust and technology law at the Silicon Valley office of Covington & Burling LLP where she represented several Fortune 100 technology companies in complex antitrust matters.


Her recent work has been published with Yale, Virginia and Notre Dame and is available here. Professor Douglas serves on the leadership of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section. She holds an LL.M. from Stanford University and a J.D. and Honors in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
 

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Gianclaudio Malgieri is currently an Associate Professor of Law at the EDHEC Business School in Lille (FR), where he conducts research at the Augmented Law Institute. From 1 October 2022, he will be an Associate Professor at the University of Leiden (NL).

He is Co-Director of the Brussels Privacy Hub; Editorial Board Member of Computer Law and Security Review; and External Ethics Expert of the European Commission. He conducts research on and teaches Data Protection Law, AI regulation, Consumer protection, Data Sustainability, and IP Law. Gianclaudio has authored more than 60 publications, including articles in leading international academic journals. His works have been cited by, inter alia, top international newspapers (The New York Times, Le Monde, La Tribune, Politico, Euronews, Euractiv, etc.) but also institutions. In 2020 he received the FPF Privacy for Policymaker Paper Award.

He got an LLM with honours at the University of Pisa (2016) and a JD with honours at S.Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (2017). He was visiting student at the LSE (2013), World Trade Institute (2014), École Normale Superieure (2015) and Oxford University (2018). He obtained a PhD in Law at the LSTS Research Centre of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he is now an Affiliated Professor. His PhD thesis (forthcoming with Oxford University Press) focused on the notion of data subjects in the GDPR, in particular on the vulnerable data subjects.
 

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Can Aksoy is a graduate of the Bilkent University Faculty of Law. He holds a master’s degree from Ankara University and a PhD from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. In 2017 he received an Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Science Academy of Turkey and a Young Scientist Award from the Science Academy. In 2022, he was honoured with the Distinguished Teaching Award by Bilkent University. Currently, he is a faculty member and associate dean in the Faculty of Law and co-director of Bilkent’s Law and Economics Implementation and Research Center. He has published three books, several articles and chapters in national and international journals in Turkish, English and French. His inter-disciplinary research and publications focus on data protection law, economic analysis of civil law, international and European contract law, and law of obligations. 

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Josefina Román Vergara holds a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, a Master's degree in Corporate Law from the Universidad Anáhuac and a PhD in Law from the Centro de Estudios de Posgrado en Derecho.
In public service, she has held various management positions in different areas of the Government of the State of Mexico and at the federal level in the Tax Administration Service.
She was appointed Commissioner of the Institute for Transparency, Access to Public Information and Protection of Personal Data of the State of Mexico and Municipalities, where she was also elected Commissioner President.
She was elected as the First Coordinator of Guarantor Bodies of the Federal Entities of the National System of Transparency, Access to Public Information and Protection of Personal Data.
She was the first Technical Secretary of the Executive Secretariat of the Anti-Corruption System of the State of Mexico and Municipalities.
She has been a professor for many years in different public and private institutions and currently continues to teach at the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
She was designated by the Senate of the Republic as Commissioner of the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data, for the period 2019 - 2026; where she heads the Permanent Commissions of Personal Data Regulations and Documentation Management and Archives.
 

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Dr Katharine Kemp is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney, and Non-Resident Research Fellow at Loyola University Chicago Consumer Antitrust Studies Institute. Katharine’s research focuses on competition, consumer protection and data privacy regulation. She has published widely in these fields, including ‘Misuse of Market Power: Rationale and Reform’ (Cambridge University Press), ‘Competition Law of South Africa’ (LexisNexis), and numerous peer-reviewed articles.

Her advisory roles include representing Australia as a Non-Government Advisor to the International Competition Network, and acting as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Future of Finance Initiative in India and the Editorial Board of TechREG Chronicle, published by Competition Policy International.

Katharine is the Co-Leader of the ‘Data as a Source of Market Power’ research stream for The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation. She also teaches and convenes courses in Data Privacy Law; Fintech; and Contracts at UNSW Law. Katharine previously practised as a commercial lawyer at Allens and as a barrister at the Melbourne Bar, and consulted to the Competition Commission of South Africa during the six years that she lived and worked in South Africa.

 

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Krenare Sogojeva Dërmaku is the Commissioner for Information and Privacy. For more than a decade she has headed the Legal Department in the Ministry of Defense, while in the Office of the Prime Minister she has been the coordinator of the legislative roundtable at the Government Coordination Secretariat and Senior Legal Officer in the Legal Office.
As a law graduate in the University of Prishtina, with postgraduate studies in European law at the European College of Parma in Italy, she has a long experience in drafting, interpretation of laws and in providing legal advices, including knowledge in the field of human rights and the field of defense and security.
 

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Lina is doctoral candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where she explores topics such as the legal implications of new legislative initiatives on individuals’ rights to privacy and data protection. Her PhD research primarily concerns the personal data breach notification obligations set out in the General Data Protection Regulation. She publishes on topics concerning protection of human rights, regulation of new technologies (e.g., digital identity wallets and artificial intelligence) and cybersecurity.

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Lina M. Khan was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission on June 15, 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Prior to becoming head of the FTC, Khan was an Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She also previously served as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, legal adviser to FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, and legal director at the Open Markets Institute.                                                                                                         

Khan’s scholarship on antitrust and competition policy has been published in the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. She is a graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School.
 

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Luis de Salvador is PhD in Microelectronics, Master in Business Administration, Master in ICT Management in Public Administrations, and Computer Engineer and with several post-graduate courses.
He is public officer and has more than thirty years of experience in public administration and fourteen years in the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD). His current position is like Director of Technology Innovation Division in the AEPD. He has a long experience in auditing, ICT regulation, enforcement regulation, administrative procedures and international cooperation.
He has more than twenty five years of experience as partial-time university professor, ICT degree expert by the Ministry of Education, and fifteen years of experience in military and development of defence and aerospace systems.
 

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Marc Rotenberg is the Founder and President of the Center on AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP.ORG). The mission of the Center is "to promote a better society, more fair, more just — a world where technology promotes broad social inclusion based on fundamental rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law." The Center is engaged in a wide range of AI policy activities, including research, analysis, training, and advocacy. The Center published Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values, the first report to evaluate and rank national AI policies and practices. The research team includes more than 200 participants from over 40 countries

Marc Rotenberg is also the lead author of the forthcoming Law of Artificial Intelligence (2023). Marc served on the OECD AI Group of Experts and helped draft the OECD AI Principles. Marc also helped draft the Universal Guidelines for AI, a widely endorsed human rights framework for AI policy.  Marc Rotenberg is a graduate of Harvard College, Stanford Law, and Georgetown Law, and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law. He has published widely in academic and popular journals. He is the author of leading reference books on privacy law, open government, and AI policy.
 

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Born on October 15th, 1967, Marie-Laure DENIS graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (“Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris”) in 1988 and is a former student of the National Administration School (“Ecole Nationale d’Administration”, “Condorcet” graduating class).

She held the positions of “auditeur” (from 1992 to 1995) and then of “maître des requêtes” (from 1998 to 2002) at the French Council of State (“Conseil d’Etat”). Since 2017, she has been State Counselor (“Conseiller d’Etat”), Rapporteur of the 6th Chamber of the Litigation section and member of the Reports and Studies section.

Marie-Laure DENIS was Deputy chief of staff to the Mayor of Paris from 1996 to 1998, Chief of staff to the Deputy Minister for Family and Deputy chief of staff to the Minister of health, family and persons with disabilities from 2002 to 2004.

She was a member of the French Audiovisual Regulator (“Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel”) from 2004 to 2016 and then a member of the French Regulator for electronic communications and post (“Autorité de régulation des communication électroniques et des postes”) from 2011 to 2016. Since 2017, she has been a member of the Committee for the resolution of disputes and sanctions (“Comité de règlement des différends et des sanctions”) of the Energy regulation commission (“Commission de regulation de l’énergie”).

Marie-Laure DENIS has been appointed President of the CNIL by decree of the President of the French Republic for a mandate of 5 years starting from February 2nd, 2019.
 

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Massimo is the Deputy Head of the Technology & Privacy unit of the EDPS, which he joined in 2012. From October 2014 to September 2020 he was also the Data Protection Officer of the EDPS. He provides advice on the impact of technology on privacy and other fundamental rights due to the processing of personal data. Among the topics he has focused on: cloud computing, online tracking and profiling, privacy of electronic communications, privacy and data protection by design and by default, data protection engineering, DPIAs. He graduated as an Electronic Engineer. After some years in the private ICT sector, he joined in 2002 the European Anti-fraud Office. From 2007 to 2012 he worked as Data Protection Coordinator and Local Informatics Security Officer in a Directorate General of the European Commission.

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Massimo Marelli is the Head of Data Protection Office at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He is also a Member of the Data Protection Commission at CERN. 

Massimo is a member of the Advisory Board and a Fellow of the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity at the University of Maastricht, and the co-editor of the DigitHarium, a global forum to discuss and debate digital transformation within the humanitarian sector, with a focus on humanitarian protection, policy, ethics and action. He is also a member of the Brussels Privacy Hub Advisory Board, and he co-led the Data Protection in Humanitarian Action Working Series, which resulted in the publication of the Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action.
 

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Merve Hickok is the founder of AIethicist.org, one of the first global repositories of curated research on AI ethics, bias and governance. The repository itself serves as an accessible service to interdisciplinary researchers, advocates, and policymakers on these topics. Her work intersects AI ethics and policy. She provides consulting and training to organizations on responsible and trustworthy AI and how to operationalize these concepts. She is also a data science ethics lecturer at University of Michigan, and the Research Director at Center for AI & Digital Policy, as the Center contributes to the development of AI policy, advocating for trustworthy AI which protects fundamental rights, rule of law and democratic values. Merve also helps build capacity towards similar goals and co-instructs AI policymakers, advocates, and practitioners from more than 50 countries around the world. She also contributes to several global standard setting bodies working towards Trustworthy AI.

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Michael McEvoy was appointed to a six-year term as Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC by unanimous motion of the Legislative Assembly in 2018. Immediately prior to his appointment he helped lead the Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom’s investigation into Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. Commissioner McEvoy joined the OIPC in 2007, adjudicating more than 50 inquiries under provincial access and privacy law before his appointment as Deputy Commissioner in 2013. 
He was a public school trustee for 12 years, a role that included two terms as President of the British Columbia School Trustees' Association and one as President of the Canadian School Boards' Association. He has chaired Greater Victoria’s United Way campaign and presently serves on the board of the Victoria Conservatory of Music.  He obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 from the University of Winnipeg. Commissioner McEvoy has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1986. 
 

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Naomi Lefkovitz is the Senior Privacy Policy Advisor in the Information Technology Lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce. She leads the privacy engineering program, which focuses on developing privacy risk management processes and integrating solutions for protecting individuals’ privacy into information technologies, including digital identity services, IoT, smart cities, big data, mobile, and artificial intelligence. In addition, she leads the NIST Privacy Framework team.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals named Ms. Lefkovitz their 2020 Vanguard Award winner. She also is a 2014, 2018, and 2020 Federal 100 Awards winner. FierceGovernmentIT named her on their 2013 “Fierce15” list of the most forward-thinking people working within government information technology.

Before joining NIST, she was the Director for Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Cybersecurity Directorate of the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President.  Her portfolio included the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace as well as addressing the privacy and civil liberties impact of the Obama Administration’s cybersecurity initiatives and programs.

Prior to her tenure in the Obama Administration, Ms. Lefkovitz was a senior attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. Her responsibilities focused primarily on policy matters, including legislation, rulemakings, and business and consumer education in the areas of identity theft, data security and privacy.

At the outset of her career, she was Assistant General Counsel at CDnow, Inc., an early online music retailer.

Ms. Lefkovitz holds a B.A. with honors in French Literature from Bryn Mawr College and a J.D. with honors from Temple University School of Law.
 

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Pasquale Stanzione has been the President of Garante, the Italian Data Protection Authority, since 2020.
After graduating in Law (cum laude) in 1968 at ‘Federico II’ University of Naples, Italy, Prof. Stanzione held the position of private law full Professor at the University of Salerno for more than 40 years, where he also was the dean of the Law faculty and chaired the Civil Law Department and the Institute for Civil and Economic Relationships as well as the PhD program in “personal rights under a comparative perspective” .
As a lawyer, he was admitted to practise before the Italian Court of Cassation and was appointed as a member of the Chairing Board of Administrative Judges. He is a member of the Société de législation comparée.
Prof. Stanzione has authored over 200 books and scientific papers and has coordinated several research projects in Italy and abroad; he contributes regularly to leading scientific journals.
In 2021, he was awarded the ‘Knight Grand Cross’, Italy’s highest honour, by the President of the Italian Republic.
 

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Patricia Adusei-Poku, the Executive Director of the Ghana Data Protection Commission; She is a seasoned privacy practitioner, program manager, information governance and risk expert in the public, private and non-profit sectors globally. 
Some of her recent appointments include the Head of Data Protection at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Global Director for Data Protection & Privacy at World Vision International. 
Currently the Co-Chair (with UK ICO Commissioner, John Edwards) on the Common Thread Network (CTN) of Commonwealth Data Protection Authorities and the President of the Network of African Data Protection Authorities (NADPA). 
Patricia holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA - Project Management & Consultancy), MSC-International Public Policy, BSc (Hons) Computing Science, A Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) issued by the globally recognized International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Practitioner in European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). 
She enjoys reading, travelling and charity work. 
 

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Paul NEMITZ is the Principal Advisor in the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission. 

He was appointed in April 2017, following a 6-year appointment as Director for Fundamental Rights and Citizen’s Rights in the same Directorate General.                                                                                                               
As Director, Nemitz led the reform of Data Protection legislation in the EU, the negotiations of the EU – US Privacy Shield and the negotiations with major US Internet Companies of the EU Code of Conduct against incitement to violence and hate speech on the Internet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
He is a Member of Commission for Media and Internet Policy of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Berlin and a visiting Professor of Law at the College of Europe in Bruges. Nemitz is also a Member of the Board of the Verein Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie e.V., Berlin and a Trustee of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York. He chairs the Board of Trustees of the Arthur Langerman Foundation, Berlin.  

Nemitz studied Law at Hamburg University. He passed the state examinations for the judiciary and for a short time was a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law and the Law of the Sea at Hamburg University. He obtained a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he was a Fulbright grantee. He also passed the first and second cycle of the Strasbourg Faculty for Comparative Law.

Recent publications: “The Human Imperative – Democracy, Law and Ethics in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, forthcoming 2021, enhanced translation of “Prinzip Mensch – Demokratie, Recht und Ethik im Zeitalter der Künstlichen Intelligenz, with Matthias Pfeffer, Dietz Verlag, 2020; Critical reflections on Constitutional Democracy in the European Union, S. Garben, I. Govaere and P. Nemitz (Eds.), Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2019.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Follow Paul Nemitz on Twitter: @PaulNemitz . He is the #1 Technology influencer and overall #13 influencer on EU issues in the annual #EUInfluencer Ranking.
 

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Perihan Elif EKMEKCİ (M.D., Ph.D.) graduated from Ankara University School of Medicine (1995), and she also has bachelor’s degree from Anadolu University Business Administration Faculty (2009).In 2014 she accomplished her Ph.D. degree on History of Medicine and Ethics. She was a Fogarty Fellow in 2013-2014 and she had her master’s certificate on research ethics through this fellowship at Harvard University. Dr Ekmekci was a research fellow in Imperial College Tanaka Business school in 2006. In 2015 she was the first Turkish fellow for Western Institutional Review Board Research Ethics Program.She served as the head of EU relations department of Ministry of Health Turkey (2007-2016) and developed several projects in alliance with the EU. She was the Turkish representative for the European Center for Disease Control Advisory Board and served in this position between years 2011-2016.Currently she is the head of History of Medicine and Ethics department and deputy dean of TOBB ETU School of Medicine.She is serving as the head of Intuitional Review Board of TOBB ETU and executive committee member of Health Sciences Institute of TOBB ETU. She is a member of open science committee of TOBB ETU.She established International Bioethics Unit at TOBB ETU in 2019 and she is the head of this unit since then. She is a member of World Association for Medical Law and the International Forum of Teachers of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics.She has several publications in distinguished journals on ethics and history of medicine. Dr Ekmekci is the co-author of the book titled “Artificial intelligence and Bioethics” published by Springer in 2020. She is teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on history of medicine and ethics.

 

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Peter A. Winn currently serves as the Acting Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer (CPCLO) of the United States Department of Justice.

The CPCLO is responsible for ensuring the Department’s compliance with the laws, regulations and established policies designed to protect the privacy of individuals, as well as ensuring that concerns about privacy and civil liberties are appropriately considered in the development and implementation of laws, regulations and policies related to the Department’s mission. The Department of Justice Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties consists of a team of specialized attorneys and privacy professionals dedicated to carrying out the responsibilities of the CPCLO. Mr. Winn has served as the Acting CPCLO of the Department since January 2017.

Prior to becoming the Acting CPCLO, Mr. Winn served for nearly 20 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the Western District of Washington and the Northern District of Texas. In 2014, he served a detail to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board where he was its Acting General Counsel during its review of the National Security Agency programs that were the subject of the Edward Snowden disclosures. From 2010 to 2012, he served a detail to the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, where he was an attorney-advisor. Before joining the Department of Justice as an AUSA, he was a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Attorney General of Texas, and an associate at Carrington, Coleman in Dallas, and Patterson, Belknap in New York. He clerked for James B. McMillan, in the Western District of North Carolina.

Mr. Winn has taught as an adjunct professor at the school of law at University of Washington, at Southern Methodist University, and at the University of Melbourne. He has published articles on the Fourth Amendment, computer security, health privacy, and the right of access to public court records. He received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1986, an MPhil in Philosophy from the University of London where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a B.A. magna cum laude from Williams College. As a young child, he grew up in Myanmar (then known as Burma), where his parents were Christian missionaries.
 

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Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy is an associate professor of Civil Law at Bilkent University Faculty of Law, Ankara. She received her LL.B. degree from Bilkent University Faculty of Law and her LL.M. and Ph.D. from Ankara University Faculty of Law. She is a member of Blockchain Turkey Platform, Istanbul Blockchain Women Society, and the University of Zurich Blockchain Center. As a member of the European Law Institute, she acts as a member of the Consultative Committee for the project titled "Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts". Dr. Çağlayan Aksoy has authored and edited books and published articles on international sales law, comparative contract law as well as tort law. Her current research deals with contract law, tort law, protection of personal data as well as the legal implications of the newly emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence, and distributed ledger technology. 

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Ralf Sauer is the Deputy Head ‘International Data Flows and Protection’ in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm. The department covers data flows both for commercial and law enforcement purposes. He has been one of the key negotiators of the EU-US Privacy Shield and its successor, the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, as well as the adequacy arrangements with Japan and Korea. He has also led the European Commission’s work on the new model clauses for data protection contracts (Standard Contractual Clauses). At multilateral level, Ralf Sauer has represented the European Commission in the negotiations on a modernisation of Council of Europe Convention 108, the only binding global agreement on data protection, and on a Second Additional Protocol to the Cybercrime (Budapest) Convention. He regularly speaks at international conferences and panels on data protection issues. Previously, Ralf Sauer worked for almost 10 years in the European Commission's Legal Service, among others representing the Commission before the European courts in more than 200 cases. He holds an LL.M. and doctoral degree from Yale Law School.

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She is based in London and co-head Bird & Bird's International Privacy and Data Protection Group. 
She has extensive experience advising a broad range of organisations on data privacy matters. She advises on the data protection aspects of new products or services and on commercial arrangements involving personal data. She also helps when there has been a personal data breach. She advises clients on their dealings with data protection authorities and with those involved in passing new data protection legislation.

She works with clients in many sectors - including online providers, ad-tech, ed-tech and all companies providing services likely to be accessed by children, new technology and electronics, life sciences, financial services including payments, creative industries (such as music and film), automotive and sports.

She has co-written Data Protection Strategy (Sweet & Maxwell), which has been re-published to take account of the GDPR and UK legislation.  She is on the Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She assists the Global Alliance on Responsible Genome and Clinical Data Sharing, where she is a member of its Regulatory and Legal Group.
 

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FBA, OBE is a Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published 20 books including “Parenting for a Digital Future: How hopes and fears about technology shape children’s lives.” She directs the projects “Global Kids Online”  (with UNICEF), the “Digital Futures Commission” (with 5Rights Foundation), and she is Deputy Director of the UKRI-funded “Nurture Network.” Since founding the 33 country EU Kids Online network, Sonia has advised the UK government, European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Europe, OECD and UNICEF. 

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Tami Dokken is the first Chief Data Privacy Officer at the World Bank, the world’s largest international development bank with 189 member countries and twin goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. Ms. Dokken joined the World Bank in 2019 to develop and implement a first-of-its-kind privacy program to meet the requirements of the World Bank Group’s Policy on Personal Data Privacy. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was Head of Global Data Privacy and Protection at MoneyGram International, a financial services company with 350,000 agent locations in 200 countries. Ms. Dokken is a licensed attorney with broad experience in private practice advising public and private companies on corporate law and compliance with regulation, holds certifications in privacy laws (CIPP-U.S. and CIPP-EU), and is a frequent speaker on personal data privacy and protection.

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As President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), J. Trevor Hughes leads the world’s largest association of privacy professionals, which promotes, defines and supports the privacy profession globally.

Trevor is widely recognized as a leading privacy expert, appearing at SXSW, RSA and other privacy and technology events. He has contributed to media outlets such as the New York Times, TechCrunch and WIRED and has provided testimony on issues of privacy, surveillance and privacy-sensitive technologies before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, British Parliament and more.

A native of Canada, Trevor received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his Juris Doctor from the University Of Maine School Of Law, where he is also an adjunct professor and member of the Law Foundation Board.

He can be found on Twitter at @JTrevorHughes. 


 

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Prof. Ulrich Kelber is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Germany. After having been elected by the German Federal Parliament, the "Bundestag", for this function, he started his first term in January 2019.
Before that he was a Member of the Bundestag for nearly twenty years. During that time he held the government function of  the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection for five years from 2013 to 2018.
Ulrich Kelber is a professional computer scientist and has been providing advice as a knowledge management consultant to an IT company since 2002.
In July 2019, Ulrich Kelber was appointed as a Honorary Professor for Data Ethics at the Centre for Ethics and Responsibility of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg ("Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg").
 

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Valerie Steeves, B.A., J.D., Ph.D. is a Full Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada.  Her main area of research is in human rights and technology issues.  She is the principal investigator of The eQuality Project (a multi-million dollar, cross sectoral partnership funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), which is examining young people’s experiences of privacy and equality in networked spaces.  She also tracked young people’s use of new media from 2004-2020 as the lead researcher for the Young Canadian in a Wired World project (YCWW).  She was recently awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Surveillance Studies Network,  prize given to distinguished scholars who have made major contributions to the field of surveillance studies.

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She is a Professor of Archival Science at the School of Information and lead of the Blockchain research cluster, Blockchain@UBC at the University of British Columbia – Canada’s largest and most diverse research cluster devoted to blockchain technology. Her current research is focused on risk to the availability of trustworthy records, in particular in blockchain record-keeping systems, and how these risks impact upon transparency, financial stability, public accountability and human rights. She has organized three summer institutes for Blockchain@UBC to provide training in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for undergraduate and graduate students from across UBC and this year am exciting to be launching Canada’s first research-oriented graduate blockchain training program.  
She hold a doctorate from University College London (Archival Studies, 2002), and has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2005. She has received many awards for my professional work and research, including the 2015 Emmett Leahy Award for outstanding contributions to the field of records management, a 2015 World Bank Big Data Innovation Award, and a 2016 Emerald Literati Award for my research on blockchain technology.
She is also a faculty member at multiple units within UBC, including the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Sauder School of Business, and the Institute for Computers, Information and Cognitive Systems. She is currently accepting doctoral students whose interests lie in Computational Archival Science and/or in blockchain technology and records/archives.
 

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Wojciech Wiewiórowski was born on June 13th 1971. In 1995 he graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk, and in 2000 he was awarded the academic degree of Doctor in constitutional law. After graduation he was editor and then publisher in legal publishing houses. In 2002 he began to work as lecturer at Gdańsk College of Administration, and since 2003 he was assistant professor and head of Legal IT Department at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk. Since 2006 he has been working for public administration. He was among others adviser in the field of e-government and information society for the Minister of Interior and Administration, as well as Vice-president of the Regulatory Commission of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church. In 2008 he took over the post of the Director of the Informatisation Department at the Ministry of Interior and Administration. He also represented Poland in committee on Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (the ISA Committee) assisting the European Commission. He was also the member of the Archives Council to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is a member of the Polish Association for European Law. In 2010 he was elected by Polish Parliament for the post of the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (Polish Data Protection Commissioner) which he served by November 2014 being reelected for the second term in 2014. Vice Chairman of the Working Party Art. 29 since February till November 2014. The author of numerous studies, publications and lectures in the field of personal data protection, IT law, e-government and legal informatics. His areas of scientific activity include first of all Polish and European IT law, processing and security of information, legal information retrieval systems, informatisation of public administration, electronic signature and application of semantic web and legal ontologies in legal information processing.

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Yuji ASAI is a Commissioner of the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) Japan from February 2021.

Prior to joining the PPC, he has been involved in activities contributing the society for many years in the business world.

In 2015, He was appointed to the Chief Executive Officer of the Boucheron Japan Limited.