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The Public Voice:
Global Privacy Standards in a Global World

November 3, 2009

Melia Castilla Hotel
Calle del Capitán Haya, 43
28020 Madrid, Spain

Speakers and Organizers

Ahmad Shahzad - Bytes for all, Pakistan

ShahzadShahzad works in the area of ICT policy advocacy, internet censorship, surveillance, privacy and freedom of expression.

As Country Coordinator of Bytesforall in Pakistan, Shahzad manages Pakistan’s ICT Policy Monitors Network. Currently, he is working on different research projects including a research on surveillance and censorship on the internet and in mobile telephony space.

Shahzad serves on the Board of ccTLD .PK and a council representative to Association for Progressive Communications. He also serves on the International Advisory Board of Privacy International, UK.

Ahmed Swapan Mahmud - VOICE, India

MahmudAs executive director and founder of VOICE, Ahmed Swapan Mahmud brings 17 years of experience managing and facilitating development programs and projects in different capacities with a special focus on research and advocacy at both the national and international levels. He also has experience in designing and planning advocacy policy and leads a number of national advocacy networks.

A recognized activist who combines knowledge of the grassroots movements with an adeptness in the policy arena, Ahmed Swapan is still engaged in social movements and progressive cultural fronts. In 2001, in collaboration with David Archer, he developed and applied and innovative new approach to education called REFLECT (Regenerative Freirian Literacy through Empowering Community Techniques) which would lead to the creation of community-based REFLECT circles for gender empowerment several years later.

He is also known as a researcher, focusing especially on issues of corporate globalization, IFIs, the WTO and TNCs. He is a regular contributor on socio-economic and political issues in the national newspapers and also for international magazines and journals.

Alejandro Perales - Asociación de Usuarios de la Comunicación, Spain

PeralesAlejandro Perales es presidente de la Asociación de Usuarios de la Comunicación (AUC) y coordinador del Observatorio de Contenidos Televisivos y Audiovisuales (OCTA). Representa al Consejo de Consumidores y Usuarios de España en diferentes organismos consultivos relacionados con la comunicación y la sociedad de la información. Autor de diferentes publicaciones españolas e internacionales en el ámbito de la comunicación. Es director General de Impacto, empresa especializada en el análisis del tratamiento mediático de asuntos, colectivos, organizaciones y empresas.

Andreas Kirsch - EDRi, Austria

KirschAndreas Krisch graduated at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology and holds a master degree in Information Systems. He is President of European Digital Rights (EDRi) and of the Austrian Association for Internet users (VIBE!AT). Andreas is active in the field of privacy and data protection in the Information Society and released several publications in the sector. On behalf of VIBE!AT he is member of the New Media Advisory Council at the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

Andreas Krisch works on data protection and privacy issues of RFID applications and RFID-based Information Systems since 2002. As a member of the RFID Expert Group he advised the European Commission on pivacy and security aspects of RFID systems.

In his professional capacity Andreas Krisch is the owner and director of an Austrian IT company, certified data protection officer and technical expert for the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe).

Anita Allen - University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA

AllenAnita Allen is one of the nation's leading experts on privacy law. Allen is the co-author of the innovative, pathbreaking textbook, Privacy Law and Society (West 2007), and author of Why Privacy Isn't Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (2003). Her Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (1988) was one of the very first books devoted to a philosophical discussion of privacy and its value. She has published more than 80 articles and essays. She is also recognized for her scholarship in the areas of jurisprudence, legal philosophy, law and literature, women's rights and race relations.

Ann Cavoukian - Ph.D., Information & Privacy Commissioner Ontario, Canada

CavoukianDr. Ann Cavoukian is Ontario's first Information and Privacy Commissioner to be reappointed for a second term. Initially appointed in 1997, her role in overseeing the operations of the freedom of information and privacy laws in Canada's most populous province was extended to 2009. Like the Auditor General, she serves as an officer of the legislature, independent of the government of the day.

Dr. Cavoukian is recognized as one of the foremost privacy experts in the world. In 2003, a leading privacy publication announced Dr. Cavoukian as The Privacy Manager of the Year. In 2005, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) presented Dr. Cavoukian with the HP/IAPP Privacy Innovation Award and later that year, she was made a member of the European Biometric Forum's International Biometric Advisory Council. Most recently, in November of 2006, Dr. Cavoukian was honoured by the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) for "her outstanding contributions to protecting privacy rights in Ontario, her inclusive leadership role in involving both the public and private sectors and her success in promoting understanding of and respect for access to information and privacy rights."

Dr. Cavoukian is also widely regarded as a distinguished speaker and is frequently called upon to present at major forums around the globe. Following a speech at the 2006 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference, Dr. Cavoukian once again received the designation of IABC All-Star speaker as a result of outstanding audience evaluations. Most notably, Dr. Cavoukian was invited to join the prestigious "Women of Influence" speaking series, appearing in major centres across Canada in 2006.

Dr. Cavoukian joined the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in 1987, during its start-up phase, as its first Director of Compliance. In 1990, she was appointed Assistant Commissioner. Prior to joining the IPC, she headed the Research Services Branch for the provincial Attorney General. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in criminology and law, and lectured on psychology and the criminal justice system.

Anna Fielder - The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, International

FielderAnna Fielder is a long-standing consumer advocate, since 2006 working as a policy and public affairs consultant for national and international public interest organisations. She serves on the board of Trustees of Privacy International, representing the organisation on consumer-related privacy and data protections issues. For the last three years Anna has worked as senior policy advisor to the National Consumer Council (UK), now the new Consumer Focus, focusing on the digital environment and sustainability issues. She is also on the team of experts and lead author of several studies for Civic Consulting (Germany), which specialises in policy and economic studies for international and national institutions. She was previously the regional Director for developed and transition economies at Consumers International (CI), the global federation of consumer groups, where - inter alia - she put issues related to online rights and data protection on the consumer movement's priorities agenda and set up the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue. She is author of a number of studies. Recent ones, and relevant to this conference, include Consumer Confidence in the Digital Environment, for the European Parliament IMCO committee (2007); Making the European internal market work for consumers (2007), andFair game? Assessing commercial activity on children's favourite websites (2008), for the National Consumer Council. Anna is also a member and closely involved in the work of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council to the OECD and is British Standards Institute Consumer and Public Interest sustainability Co-ordinator.

Antoni Farriols Solá - Comisión de Libertades e Informática, Spain

SolaAntoni Farriols Solá. Ingeniero Informático. Analista de Sistemas y Aplicaciones en una empresa de ingeniería. Miembro Fundador de la CLI (Comisión de Libertades e Informática) en el año 1990 y actualmente Presidente de la misma. La CLI es una Asociación sin ánimo de lucro e independiente de las administraciones y grupos políticos cuyo objetivo es promover la protección de datos de carácter personal en los diversos sectores de actividad. Es el representante de la UGT en dicha Asociación.

Ha escrito, coordinado y dirigido el libro 'La Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal en los centros de trabajo'. Autor de diversos artículos de opinión sobre el particular. Ponente habitual en universidades y congresos. Presentó en el Senado una batería de propuestas para dotar el desarrollo del DNI electrónico de las necesarias garantías en lo que respecta a la protección de datos. La CLI también ha participado y dado sus opiniones en el Grupo de Trabajo que ha desarrollado la Historia Clínica Digital.

Actualmente la CLI también está desarrollando una campaña para promover el fomento en el uso de las TI y la protección de datos de carácter personal en el conjunto de la comunidad educativa. La CLI es crítica con la actual legislación de protección de datos, incluyendo su reglamento, y por ello también ha presentado a las Autoridades de Protección de Datos en España y a los Grupos Parlamentarios, una batería de propuestas para reformarla.

En este sentido, la CLI redactó el recurso a la LOPD y lo presentó al Tribunal Constitucional mediante la intervención del Defensor del Pueblo. El Tribunal Constitucional atendió parcialmente las razones de la Asociación obligando a modificar la Ley en algunos de sus preceptos. Es la histórica sentencia 292.

Artemi Rallo Lombarte - Director Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Spain

LombarteArtemi Rallo Lombarte is Director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency. 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.

He has participated in national and international research lines and projects on contemporary transformations of the Public Administration, featuring independent Administrations, on electoral guarantees, the threats to informative pluralism, the issues of present Parliament, protection of fundamental rights in the process of European integration and the processes of political decentralisation in the Member States of the European Union.

Has collaborated with European institutional support programmes in Latin America, aimed at promoting political decentralisation and strengthening of the parliamentary institutions, the Executive Power and the Judicial Power.

Director General of the Judicial Studies Centre of the Ministry of Justice from 2004 to 2007.

Bruce Schneier - Chief Technology Officer BT, USA

SchneierBruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, referred to by The Economist as a "security guru." He is the author of eight books - including the best sellers Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World, Secrets and Lies, and Applied Cryptography - as well as hundreds of articles and essays in national and international publications, and many more academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram, and his blog Schneier on Security, are read by over 250,000 people. http://www.schneier.com He is a frequent guest on television and radio, and is regularly quoted in the press on issues surrounding security and privacy. He has testified before Congress on multiple occasions, and has served on several government technical committees. Schneier is the Chief Security Technology Officer of BT.

Colin Bennett - University Of Victoria, Canada

BennettColin 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 and Chair of the Department. From 1999-2000, he was a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In 2007 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at University of California, Berkeley.

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 published five books: Regulating Privacy: Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992); Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age (University of Toronto Press, 1999, co-edited with Rebecca Grant); The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in the Digital Age (The MIT Press, 2006 with Charles Raab); The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance (The MIT Press, 2008); and Playing the Identity Card: Surveillance, Security and Identification in Global Perspective (Routledge, 2008 co-edited with David Lyon). He has completed policy reports on privacy protection for the Canadian government, the Canadian Standards Association, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the European Commission, and the UK Information Commissioner. He is currently the co-investigator of a large Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant entitled "The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting."

Cristos Velasco - North American Consumer Project on Electronic Commerce, Mexico

VelascoCristos Velasco is the founder and general director of the North American Consumer Project on Electronic Commerce (NACPEC) http://www.nacpec.org a not-for profit organization that facilitates information on the regulation of the Internet and e-commerce consumer protection, providing legal advice and support to Mexican consumers who have experienced deceptive and fraudulent practices on the Internet. NACPEC is an active member of the IGF's Dynamic Coalition on Privacy since November 2006 and of the Public Voice Coalition since 2007.

He is the director and coordinator of Ciberdelincuencia.Org http://ciberdelincuencia.org a not-for profit website launched in September 2008 supported by ISOC and NACPEC, the purpose of which is to facilitate and promote the exchange of legal information and best practices in the field of cybercrime and security among legal and policy experts in Latin-America.

He maintains a blog in Spanish entitled: "Data Protection and Privacy in Mexico and at the International Level" http://www.protecciondedatos.org.mx, that inform readers about relevant news, policies and legal initiatives in the areas of privacy, data protection, access to information, cybercrime and security in Mexico and Latin America, as well as the development of policies and recommendations emerging from multilateral and regional organizations in the said fields.

His complete personal bio is available at: http://www.nacpec.org/en/aboutus.html

Eddan Katz - Electronic Frontier Foundation, USA

KatzEddan Katz is the International Affairs Director and is responsible for managing EFF's international activities, specializing in Access to Knowledge (A2K) and digital rights. Before EFF, Eddan was the Executive Director of the Yale Information Society Project and Lecturer-in-Law at Yale Law School. He taught and writes in the areas of cyberlaw, intellectual property, telecommunications, and bioethics. Eddan received his bachelors degree in philosophy from Yale; and his law degree from UC, Berkeley's Boalt Hall, where he was awarded the Sax Prize for his work with the Samuelson Law, Technology, & Public Policy Clinic.

Francisco Javier Sanjuán Calvo - UGT. Member of CLI, Spain

CalvoMecánico de Mantenimiento de Sanyo (Tudela), en 1987 fue elegido Secretario General de la Sección Sindical de su empresa.

En 1989 es elegido Secretario General del Sindicato Comarcal de la Rivera (Navarra) y, en 1990, Secreatario General de la Unión de dicha Comarca.

En 1996, es nombrado Secretario General de la Federación de Metal, Construcción y Afines (MCA) de UGT-Navarra en un Congreso Extraordinario, responsabilidad que ha venido desarrollando hasta Febrero de 2006, en que ha sido elegido Secretario de Organización de la Federación Estatal de Metal, Construcción y Afines (MCA-UGT).

Desde el 40° Congreso de UGT celebrado en Madrid del 1 al 4 de Abril de 2009 ocupa la Secretaría de Innovación e Industria.

Gus Hosein -Privacy International, UK

HoseinGus Hosein (FBCS CITP, FRSA) is Privacy International's Policy Director, where he leads campaigns and research on anti-terrorism policy, international policy-making, and privacy developments around the world. He is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has a doctorate from the University of London, and a B.Math from the University of Waterloo. For more information please see http://personal.lse.ac.uk/hosein

Hong Xue - Beijing Normal University, China

XueDr. Hong Xue is a Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for the Internet Policy & Law at Beijing Normal University. She is Research Fellow of Information Society Project of Yale Law School. Previously, she was the Associate Professor of Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. Dr. Xue specializes in intellectual property law, information technology law and the Internet governance. Dr. Xue was elected as one of the Ten Nationally Distinguished Young Jurists by the China Law Society and granted the Special Governmental Allowance for prominent contribution to social science by the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China. She was also the awardee of the Outstanding Young Researcher Award of the University of Hong Kong.

After serving as a founding member of the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee for four years (2003-2007), she was appointed on the ICANN Presidents Advisory Committee on Internationalized Domain Names, Nomination Committee and Fellowship Selection Committee. She is one of the founders of the Internet Users Organization in the Asia-Pacific Region. She is the only Asian Scholar in the Executive Committee of the International Association for Promotion of the Advanced Teaching and Research of Intellectual Property (ATRIP) and the Editorial Board of World Intellectual Property Journal.

Ignacio Polanco - Grupo Prisa, Spain

PolancoIgnacio Polanco Moreno (Madrid, 5 de noviembre de 1954) es presidente del Grupo PRISA, así como de Timón, S.A. y de Promotora de Publicaciones, S.L, sociedades poseedoras de la mayoría del capital de PRISA.

Licenciado en Económicas por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y MBA por el Instituto de Empresa de Madrid, ha desarrollado su carrera profesional en Timón, y PRISA. Fue consejero del Grupo Santillana de Ediciones hasta 2000, y desde junio de ese mismo año, ejerció como adjunto a la presidencia de PRISA. En noviembre de 2006 fue designado vicepresidente, puesto que ocupó hasta su nombramiento como presidente en julio de 2007, tras la muerte de su padre, Jesús de Polanco.

Dentro del Grupo PRISA es presidente de Diario El País, Unión Radio, y Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión SER, y pertenece además al Consejo de Administración de Sogecable.

Ivan Ferrando Perea - President CENTIC, Peru

PereaAbogado egresado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú. Ha realizado cursos de post grado en las Universidades Complutense de Madrid y Castilla-La Mancha, en contratación electrónica y fiscalidad internacional. Master en Derecho de Telecomunicaciones y Tecnologías de la Información por la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Especialista en reforma de la Administración Pública y en temas de tecnologías de la información y comunicaciones.

Ha sido asesor de la Comisión Presidencial para la reforma del Ejecutivo y asesor coordinador de la Secretaría de Gestión Pública de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros. Presidente de la Comisión Interministerial encargada de supervisar el Plan de desarrollo de la sociedad de la información en el Perú. Periodo 2005 a enero 2008. Consultor del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo -PNUD para el proyecto de gerencia pública y modernización del Estado. Asesor de la Comisión Interministerial encargada de elaborar el proyecto de la Ley de protección de datos personales. Ha sido miembro de la Red Iberoamericana de protección de datos personales.

Delegado del equipo de negociadores del TLC con Canadá para el capítulo de Comercio Electrónico. Profesor CC Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú del curso de postgrado Estudios sobre la Administración pública. Coordinador Académico de curso de postgrado del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Lima.

Jacob Kohnstamm - EU Article 29 Group Vice-Chairman, Netherlands

KohnstammBefore his appointment to Chairman of the Dutch Data Protection Authority Jacob Kohnstamm had been a member of the Senate of the States General for D66 since 1999. In addition, he was chairman of a large number of organisations and committees including the Regieraad ICT Politie [Board for Information and Communications Technology for the Police]

He was State Secretary for Internal Affairs between 1994 and 1998 and in particular was responsible for developing the Large Cities Policy.

After completing his studies in law at the University of Amsterdam, J. Kohnstamm worked as a lawyer between 1977 and 1981 and between 1982 and 1986.

In 1981 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives of the States General. He was a spokesman for his political party in the areas of defence, the police and justice. From 1982 to 1986 he held the position of party chairman.

Between 1986 and 1994 Kohnstamm was again a member of the House of Representatives. In the first session period he was spokesman for internal affairs, the police and the Middle East. In this period he was also Chairman of the standing parliamentary committee National Ombudsman. In the parliamentary period that followed, namely between 1989 and 1994, he was spokesman in the policy areas of public health, the police and the Middle East and also chairman of the standing parliamentary committee for the police.

Jaiok Kim - Consumers Korea, South Korea

KimMs. Jaiok, Kim is currently President of Consumers Korea and Chair of ISO COPOLCO. She is also Chair of the Korea Cyber Consumers Association and Co - President of Climate Change Center. Moreover, Ms. Kim is a member of the Consumer Policy Committee of the Fair Trade Commission and was a member of the Policy Committee of Communication and Information of the Republic of Korea. As a president of CK, she carried out research on e- commerce, standards control act of e - commerce, and public certification use in internet. etc. At the international level, Ms. Kim is a Council Member of Consumers International (CI). She has participated OECD meeting on " E - commerce consumer protection guideline" and WSIS as a member of the CI delegation. She contributed to the amendment work of the UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection in 1996-1999.

Jennifer Stoddart - Privacy Commissioner Canada, Canada

StoddartJennifer Stoddart was appointed Canada's Privacy Commissioner by the Governor in Council, effective December 1, 2003, on unanimous resolutions adopted by both the House of Commons and the Senate, for a seven-year term.

Since taking on this role, Commissioner Stoddart has overseen a number of important investigations, including those concerning a massive data breach at U.S. retail giant TJX and one on the disclosure of Canadians' financial information to U.S. authorities by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. The Commissioner also led efforts to help private sector organizations understand their obligations under the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in the first years after the legislation came into force. She is working to promote online privacy for young people through the Office's new website, www.youthprivacy.ca.

Given Canada's international trade patterns, Commissioner Stoddart has become involved in global privacy issues through her work with international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which are examining ways to protect and enhance privacy rights on a global scale. In 2007, she hosted the 29th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, which brought together some of the world's foremost data protection experts.

Commissioner Stoddart was previously President of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec, an organization responsible for both access to information and the protection of personal information. She has held several senior positions in public administration for the Governments of Québec and Canada, including at the Canadian and the Québec Human Rights Commissions. Commissioner Stoddart has been active in the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, and has also lectured on history and legal sciences at the Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University. She is a member of the Québec Bar.

Katitza Rodríguez - Electronic Privacy Information Center, Peru/USA

RodriguezKatitza Rodríguez is Director of EPIC´s International Privacy Program. She concentrates on comparative international policy and legal aspects of privacy and data protection, international transfer of personal data and privacy global standards. She is Research Director for EPIC "Privacy and Human Rights Report (PHR) 2008" (forthcoming), the most comprehensive survey of privacy laws and developments in the world. She was also Research Editor of the Latin American Reports in the 2005 and 2006 editions of PHR. She participates and monitors the work of several organizations on international privacy discussions, including the OECD, the Privacy Sub-Group of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the Data Protection Commissioner Meeting and the Ibero-American Data Protection Network.

Katitza is also coordinator of The Public Voice Coalition. She was responsible for facilitating the participation of Civil Society Participants of The Public Voice Coalition in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Meeting in Seoul, Korea as well as the organization of the OECD Civil Society Forum. This effort resulted in the creation of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council (CSISAC), a landmark achievement for civil society at the OECD. Katitza is the CSISAC liaison, and is acting as a point of contact with the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) and is responsible for facilitating CSISAC participation in the OECD. She is also a member of the Multi Stakeholder Advisory Group established by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to assist the Secretary General in convening the Internet Governance Forums (IGF).

Kristina Irion - CMCS, Central Europaan University (CEU), Hungary

IrionKristina Irion is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy (http://www.ceu.hu/dpp/) and is affiliated with the Center for Media andCommunications Studies (CMCS; http://www.cmcs.ceu.hu/) at Central European University (http://www.ceu.hu/). She is a qualified lawyer, earned her PhD degree from Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and holds a Masters degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Before joining CEU in 2007, she was a part time counsel at the data protection officer in Berlin (Berlin Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information) and worked as Senior Regulatory Counsel for a German mobile phone network operator. Kristina also gained working experience as a trainee at the European Commission in Brussels and was a visiting fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, EPIC (http://epic.org/) , in Washington.

Her research centers around Information Society policies, in particular regulation and policy of audiovisual media and electronic communications, and information privacy protection. She has published in German and English; her doctoral thesis on Wholesale Access to Electronic Communications Networks under EC Competition Law was published in 2005. In the Master of Arts in Public Policy programme she is the academic coordinator of the specialised stream in Media, Information and Communications Policy (http://www.ceu.hu/dpp/studies/streams/media) . To the BROAD Project (Broadening the Awareness in Data Protection; http://www.broad-project.eu/) , which is funded by the European Commission DG Justice, Freedom and Security Specific Programme Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, she serves as the Project coordinator.

Marc Rotenberg - President Electronic Privacy Information Center, USA

RotenbergMarc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many issues, including access to information, encryption policy, consumer protection, computer security, and communications privacy. He testified before the 9-11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism." He has served on several national and international advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and Computer Security for the OECD, the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO, and the Countering Spam program of the ITU. He chairs the ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Protection. He is a founding board member and former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain. He is editor of "The Privacy Law Sourcebook" and co-editor (with Daniel J. Solove and Paul Schwartz) of "Information Privacy Law" (Aspen Publishing 2006). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He served as Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee after graduation from law school. He is the recipient of several awards, including the World Technology Award in Law.

Matías Altamira-Iberoamerican Information Society Research Institute, Argentine

Attorney at Law - IIISI Representative

AltamiraMatías Altamira got its Law Degree at the National University of Córdoba, Republic of Argentina, and its LL.M Degree at Temple University, Philadelphia, United States of America. Moreover, he attended the Small Business Management Certificate Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. While in the US he was a member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project and participated in the draft of a training manual on E-commerce Law for developing countries requested by UNCTAD. Back in Argentina, he was retained as the contracts representative by Lockheed Martin Argentina and as the proxy representative of Lockheed Martin Corporation in its Latin-American investment. He is a columnist on Internet, E-commerce and International Law for Commerce & Justice newspaper, member of the Foreign Trade Advisory Board of the Factor magazine and contributor to several national and international electronic and printed publications. He has given several lectures on international forums regarding the legal aspects of Internet, he was the Chair of the Mercosur Internet Law Congress that took place in August, 2006, in Cordoba, Argentina. He has been appointed as Iberoamerican Information Society Research Institute (IIISI) Representative www.ibero-americano.org before ICANN and LACRALO. Currently, he is a partner of Altamira Gigena - Law Firm www.altamiragigena.com.ar .

Meryem Marzouki - European Digital Rights, France

ShahzadMeryem Marzouki is a senior researcher with the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS), currently with the Computer Science Laboratory of Paris 6 (LIP6). She holds a PhD in Computer Science and an "Habilitation à diriger des recherches", both from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. In 2002, she started the PolyTIC research activity within LIP6, dealing with relationships between ICTs, public policies and the public space following a multi-disciplinary approach (www-polytic.lip6.fr). She is a member of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet, http://giganet.igloogroups.org) and of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA, http://www.ecrea.eu).

Meryem Marzouki has been promoting human rights in the information society since 1996. As president of the French NGO IRIS (http://www.iris.sgdg.org), she co-chaired the UN WSIS Civil Society Human Rights Caucus and is actively engaged with "the Public Voice", the largest worldwide civil society coalition in the field (http://thepublicvoice.org). She served as president of European Digital Rights (EDRI, http://www.edri.org), an association of 29 privacy and civil rights organizations from 18 countries. Since 2005, Meryem Marzouki has been EDRI representative to the Council of Europe Groups of experts dealing with human rights, new media and other information society issues. She has recently been elected as a member of the steering committee of the OECD Civil Society Information Society Advisory Committee (CSISAC, http://csisac.org). Meryem Marzouki received in 2008 the 10th Austrian Big Brother Awards 'Defensor Libertatis' prize, as a cosmopolitan pioneer of citizen digital rights defense.

Nigel Waters - Australian Privacy Foundation, Australia

WatersNigel is a Board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation (www.privacy.org.au) and on the Executive of the Consumers Federation of Australia (www.consumersfederation.com). He represents Privacy International (www.privacyinternational.org) at meetings of the APEC Privacy Subgroup. Nigel is also Principal of Pacific Privacy Consulting (www.pacificprivacy.org.au) and principal Researcher on the Interpreting Privacy Principles project at the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, at UNSW (www.cyberlawcentre.org/ipp). He was Deputy Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner from 1989-1997, and before that Assistant UK Data Protection Registrar. He holds Masters degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and Pennsylvania and from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Ofelia Tejerina - Asociación de Internautas, Spain

TejerinaAbogada, Master en Derecho Informático, doctoranda en materia de Derechos Humanos y Tecnología, por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Secretaria General de la Asociación de Internautas y responsable de El Defensor del Internauta. También colabora activamente con otras asociaciones (CECU, Fundación EDEX, APICE o ACLI...) y, con empresas (LEGITEC, ACTIVE-LEX o AGENDA ACTIVA...).

Pablo Molina - Georgetown University Law Center, USA/Spain

Associate VP of IT and CIO, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

MolinaA native of Madrid, Spain, Pablo G. Molina is Associate VicePresident for Information Technologies since 2007 and campus CIO since 2000 at Georgetown University. Prior to that, he worked as director of information technology for the University of Pennsylvania Law School, lecturer/director of information systems for Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, and senior lecturer for the University of Missouri in Saint Louis Business School. Before his career in academia, he was MIS manager at the Saint Louis Zoo. Prior to that, he created and managed a technology company in Madrid, where he also served as Editor in Chief of computer magazines, authored several books on technology, and taught information technology at the Escuela de Hacienda Pública.

Pablo has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Saint Louis University, has done graduate coursework at the University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in Saint Louis, and is pursuing a Doctorate degree at Georgetown University. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, a Certified Novell Engineer, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and a Certified Information Privacy Professional. He serves on the board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Hispanic Technology Council.

Pedro Martinez - Fiscal, Madrid High Court, Spain

MartinezDerecho Valencia 1975-197. Ingreso en la carrera fiscal 1982.Destinos: Fiscalia del Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña 1982- 90. Fiscalia del Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Madrid 1990. Fiscalia General del Estado - Secretaria Técnica-(1990-1995). Fiscalia del Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Madrid 1995 a 2006. Fiscalia Superior de la Comunidad de Madrid.

Actividades destacadas: 1982-1990, control de internamiento siquiatrico, derechos fundamentales de enfermos mentales. Elaboración de cursos de formación para miembros del Ministerio Fiscal: 1990-1995. Diseño de programas informáticos para la Fiscalia de Madrid. Vigilancia penitenciaria, ejecución de penas, servicios administrativos. Coordinador de siniestralidad laboral (2000-2006). Protección victimas testigos y demás personas en situación de riesgo.

Peter Hustinx - Supervisor European Data Protection Supervisor, Netherlands

HustinxPeter J. Hustinx was appointed European Data Protection Supervisor in January 2004 by the European Parliament and Council for a five-year term. He has been closely involved in developing data protection legislation from the start, both at the national and at the international levels. From 1991 until his current appointment, Mr. Hustinx was President of the Dutch Data Protection Authority and also served as Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party from 1996 until 2000. He received law degrees in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and in Ann Arbor, USA. Since 1986, he has been deputy judge in the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam.

Rafael García Gozalo - Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Spain

GozaloRafael García. Joined the Spanish Data Protection Agency on June 2008- Before that, and between 1995 and 2008 worked for the Ministry of the Interior as Deputy Director of the Asylum and Refugees Office, where was also responsible for the international relationships of the Office.

From 1990 to 1995 Senior Adviser to the Secretary General for Consumers' Affaires and to the Minister of Health and Consumers' Affaires. A civil servant by career since 1987 with a degree in Psychologie and a degree in Political Sciences.

Born in Madrid, Spain.

Ralf Bendrath - Working Group on Data Retention (AK Vorrat), Germany

BendrathRalf Bendrath is a political scientist and has been doing research on internet governance and privacy in Berlin, Bremen, New York, Washington and Delft since 1999. In August 2009, he joined the European Parliament as a policy advisor on civil liberties and privacy for MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht. He is also active in the NGO networks "European Digital Rights" (EDRi) and the civil society coordination around the World Summit on the Information Society / Internet Governance Forum. With the Working Group Against Data Retention (AK Vorrat), he has been co-organizing one of the largest privacy campaigns in German history. Ralf Bendrath blogs at http://netzpolitik.org and http://bendrath.blogspot.com .

Renata Ávila- Primera Palabra, Guatemala

AvilaLawyer (LL.M.in Intellectual Property), researcher (OpenNet Initiative, Impunity Watch, open learning and A2K initiatives), Creative Commons Project Lead in Guatemala and blogger (Global Voices On Line and Global Voices Advocacy Author). She founded the WIIS Guatemalan Chapter. In the past she worked as Attorney for the Rigoberta Menchu Foundation in the Genocide case and wrote many documents about access to justice, discrimination and transitional justice. She is currently as legal advisor (Public Policy) at Fundación Guatemala 2020

Rocco Bellanova - Vrije Universiteit Brussels (LSTS/CPDPconferences), Belgium

BellanovaResearcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and researcher and assistant at Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis

Rocco holds a Research Masters in political science and international relations (IEP-Paris) and graduated in international relations (University of Bologna). He has been visiting student at the University of Montreal and at the IEP in Lyon. After a trainee-experience at the European Parliament in the field of Justice and Home Affairs, he is currently researching data protection applied to security measures at both the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. At FUSL, he also works as assistant in international relations, political science and contemporary political issues (Œliberties and securities¹). He takes part in the organisation of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conferences (2009-2010) and the Celebrating European Privacy Day activities.

Simon Davies - Privacy International, UK

ShahzadSimon Davies is one of the world's best known and most experienced privacy advocates. He is founder and director of Privacy International ( http://www.privacyinternational.org/) , a London-based human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. He is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. Simon has advised a wide range of companies, intergovernmental organisations and professional bodies. He is also a UNHCR External Evaluator and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Stavros Lambrinidis - Vice President, European Parliament, Greece

Stavros Lambrinidis, an attorney, was elected Member of the European Parliament in June 2004 with the Greek main opposition Party (PASOK) and is a Member of the Party of European Socialists (PES). He is the Head of the Greek Socialist Delegation to the European Parliament. He is Vice-Chairman of the Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and the Parliament's Rapporteur on the Integration of Immigrants in Europe, on the Protection of Critical Infrastructures, of "Strengthening security and fundamental freedoms on the Internet", and shadow rapporteur of the Socialist Group on amending the Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector. He also serves as Substitute-Member of the Environmental Committee, as Member of the Delegation for relations with the United States, as Substitute-Member of the Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council, and as Member of the Temporary Committee on the use of European countries by the CIA for the transport and illegal detention of prisoners.

Since December 2006, he is Member of the Presidium of the PES Party. He is also Member of the PASOK National Council.

Víctor Domingo- Asociación de Internautas, Spain

DomingoExperto en análisis y prospección de mercados y tendencias de opinión en línea.

Presidente de la Asociación de Internautas. http://www.internautas.es

Miembro de la Comisión permanente del Consejo Asesor de Telecomunicaciones y la Sociedad de la Información, CATSI.

Vocal de la Comisión de seguimiento de la calidad de las telecomunicaciones del Ministerio de Industria.

Miembro del Observatorio del Notariado para la Sociedad de la Información en España

Editor de Internautas TV; http://www.internautas.tv/quienes.html

Coordinador de las campañas de seguridad en línea: Seguridad en Red

Willemien Bax - BEUC, Belgium

BaxWillemien joined BEUC in April 2001. At BEUC she is responsible for managing staff resources, planning media and public affairs campaigns and the relationship with BEUC's members. Willemien has been working in Brussels since 1989 in the Human Rights Units of the European Commission and European Parliament, and later as an assistant to a Belgian Member of the European Parliament. From 1991 to 2001 she worked in a Brussels public affairs consultancy providing advice to industry, government departments, and NGOs on how best to influence the EU process.

Yves Poullet - Computing Research Centre, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Belgium

PoulletYves Poullet, Ph.D. in Law and graduated in Philosophy, is full professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Namur (FUNDP) and Liège (Ulg), Belgium.

He teaches different topics like: "Sources and Principles of the Law", "Internet Regulations", "International Commercial Law", "Human Rights in the Information Society".

Yves Poullet heads the CRID, since its creation in 1979. He conducts various researches in the field of new technologies with a special emphasis on privacy issues, individual and public freedom in the Information Society and Internet Governance.

He is legal experts near the European Commission, UNESCO and Council of Europe.

He has been during 12 years (1992-2004) member of the Belgian Commission on Data Protection (Commission belge de protection de la vie privée). In addition, he was since its origin, member of Legal Advisory Board of European Commission. He has received the Franqui Chair in 2004.

He also chaired the Belgian Computer Association ABDI (Association Belge de Droit de l'Informatique). Yves Poullet is an active member of the Editorial Board of various famous law reviews.

He is a founder of the European Telecommunication Forum, ECLIP and FIRILITE.

Recently he has been nominated as member of the Royal Belgian Academy.

Online Visibility Team

Bogdan Manolea - APTI, Romania

ManoleaBogdan Manolea is the Executive Director of Association for Technology and Internet - APTI Romania. He has a legal background and a vast experience in the Law and IT&C. Owner of the only Romanian web page dedicated to the IT Law - Internet Laws - www.legi-internet.ro where he also regularly blogs about ITC & legal issues. Editor of EDRi-gram, the bi-weekly newsletter on European digital civil rights http://www.edri.org/edrigram/. Currently he is also vice-president of EDRi (European Digital Rights), a European organisation made of 29 privacy and civil rights organisations focusing on digital civil rights.

Celia Blanco - Lawer and Blogger

BlancoCelia Blanco Vallejo holds a Master Degree on Telecommunications and IT Law from the Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain. She has collaborated online with CPSR-Peru and, during her stay in Berkeley, California with the International Department of Electronic Frontier Foundation, in San Francisco in Copyrights and Privacy policy projects. She also collaborates with the P2P Foundation.

She wrote the Spanish report of the IP Watch list 2009 by Consumers International and participated in the European online campaign "Blackout Europe" against the Telecoms Package. She co-organized the first phase of the Free Culture Forum to be hold in Barcelona in October 2009.

Fátima Cambronero - Ageia Densi Argentina, Argentine

CambroneroFátima Cambronero es argentina, Abogada y Procuradora egresada de la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba y Diplomada en Derecho y Tecnología en la Universidad Blas Pascal.

Es investigadora en Ageia Densi (Asociación Grupo de Estudio e Investigación Académica en Derecho, Economía y Negocios en la Sociedad de la Información) en temas de privacidad, protección de datos, propiedad intelectual, licencias y Software Libre.

Es delegada en la Asamblea General de LACRALO (Organización Regional At Large de América Latina y Caribe) por Ageia Densi Argentina.

Es Docente invitada en la Cátedra de Densi (Derecho, Economía y Negocios en la Sociedad de la Información) en la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba para exponer sobre temas de Protección de Datos.

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Paloma Llaneza - Lawyer, Blogger, Spain

Abogado en ejercicio, colegiada en Madrid y Socio Director de Razona Legaltech. Es Auditora de Sistemas de Información (CISA) certificada por ISACA. Desde Marzo de 1996 es Letrado colaborador de la Secretaría Técnica del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid.

Obtuvo el Diploma del Colegio de Europa en Brujas, en la rama de derecho comunitario (Diplome d'Hautes Etudes Européens), así como el Master en programación de ordenadores por la Universidad pontificia de Salamanca de Madrid.

Es Árbitro de la Corte de arbitraje del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid y Miembro Honorario del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Caracas.

Es Coordinadora del GT 1 del Subcomité 27 de AENOR (Comité espejo del internacional de ISO JTC 1/SC 27/WG 1 de gestión de la seguridad TI), donde se estudian y aprueban las normas NE en esta materia. Es también Coordinadora del WG6 del SC37, sobre legislación en materia de biometría. Incorporada desde su consitución al WG25 sobre ITIL.

Es co-editora de la norma internacional ISO de Métricas de Seguridad de Gestión de Sistemas de la Información (ISO/IEC 27004).

Es, además, editora de la norma de ETSI sobre correo electrónico certificado (Parte 1 y 4) y del documento CWA de CEN sobre Best Practices in Data Protection.

Recibió el Premio SIC 2007, en reconocimiento a su labor como editora en ISO.Recibió el Premio AUTEL 2000, a la Difusión del Uso de las Telecomunicaciones (la labor individual) por el libro "Internet y Comunicaciones Digitales". Es autora, además del libro premiado, de las obras "Telecomunicaciones. Régimen general y evolución normativa" (Aranzadi. Serie Monografías. 1998) y "Nuevo marco regulatorio de las Telecomunicaciones" (BOSCH 2002), "Practik de la LSSI-CE" (BOSCH 2003) y "E-contratos (BOSCH 2004).

Rosa Jiménez Cano - Journalist, Blogger, Spain

CanoMiembro de Periodismo Ciudadano desde sus inicios. Periodista y Madrileña. Coordinadora de Participación y redes sociales de ELPAIS.COM, es una de las pioneras del periodismo digital, periodista especializada en temas tecnológicos compagina su trabajo en EL PAIS con sus dos pasiones, el mundo taurino y su blog.

Rosa es además promotora y miembro de la junta Directiva de la red de blogs LasIdeas.es.