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Gerry Morgan Foundation, Canada/Pakistan

Fouad Bajwa manages Organizational Liaison and Global Partnerships at GMF. Being amongst the Co-Founders of GMF, he comes from a low-income developing country background but has helped change the perception of how the developing world can benefit from ICT Production and Consumption. With over 10 years of ICT, Research and Innovation related career experience, Fouad has worked with local and international organizations including sectors involving civil society, media, academia, public sector banking & finance institutions, private IT startups and social enterprise technology ventures. As a Free and Open Source Software FOSS Advocate and researcher & writer, Fouad is widely recognized for his contributions and work on issues related to ICTs for Human Development, FOSS, Digital Access and Internet Governance.
As an active member of Civil Society, Fouad has been working towards promoting the widespread use of ICTs for human development enabled by FOSS and low-cost technology in the social and economic development sectors across the globe. Fouad to his credit has key international ICT
multi-stakeholder partnerships that have been encouraging the use of various ICT models. He is a member of key international ICT development networks.

Willemien BAX
The European Consumers' Organisation, Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, Belgium

Willemien 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.

Information Economy Division - DCITA, Australia & OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy - WPISP

Keith Besgrove is the First Assistant Secretary, Telecommunications, Network Regulation and Australia Post Division in the Department of Communications, Information Technology, and the Arts in Canberra, Australia. Keith provides advice to the Australian Government on strategic, legal and regulatory issues relating to communications and the information economy. His responsibilities include spectrum policy and planning, domain names, spam, consumer issues and broadband. He has been involved in various international groups including the OECD, APEC and ITU, and is the current chair of the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP). In recent years, he has also been responsible for research into the impact of ICT in improving productivity in Australia. Keith is fifty six years old, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Sydney and has two adult children. He is also a graduate of the Wharton School's Advanced Management program, and has completed an Australian Government Research Fellowship into innovation programs in Israel and Singapore.

University of Paris X, France

Professor of Economics at the University of Paris X, since September 2000, Member of the "Institut Universitaire de France", since September 2002, Director of EconomiX, a joint research center between the CNRS and the University of Paris X (UMR 7166), since June 2005. Current research: the economics of Intellectual Property Rights, and in particular on their role in the structuring of markets for intangibles. The main fields of application are the economics of technology licensing agreements and the economics of the music industry. The economics of digital business models. I analyze how sustainable relationships between demand and supply can be established in the information industries given the specificities of digital networks and the dynamic of the industry. The economics of multilevel and multimode governance. The interdependencies among bilateral (contract), community (self-governance) and institutionalized (nation-state regulation) rules are investigated. Main fields of applications are the regulation/governance of digital activities and the economics of environment. These various research programs lead to contributions in the fields of the economics of contracts, of institutions, as well as in law and economics.

Yeo-Kyung CHANG
Jinbonet, South Korea

Chang, Yeo-Kyung has been an activist at Korean Progressive Network 'Jinbonet' from 1998. Jinbonet was established for providing computer communication services including internet and training for Korean NGOs, and also for advocating for human rights in the information society. At Jinbonet she is responsible for public policy and campaigns related to the internet censorship, infringement of privacy and surveillance issues in the public and market places. In recent days, she's on the issue of data retention, internet real name system and National Serial Number proposed or forced by Korean government.

Eung-Hwi CHUN
PeaceNet, Korea

Chun Eung Hwi completed an M.A. course in Public Policy and International Relations from the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. He received his B.A. in English Literature from Korea University. His current position is a board member and policy member of Green Consumer Network in Korea, particularly for E-Commerce and IT related consumer issues. Mr. Chun has been actively involved in Internet governance policy issues since 2000. He served as a member of Name &Number Committee, of KRNIC (Korea Network Information Center), the South Korean ccTLD administrator. He had worked as a general secretary of PeaceNet Korea, which have deeply involved in IT related issues for public interest and civil society and has been a member of the Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN's GNSO since 2001. In that capacity, Chun had been elected to the GNSO Council, the policy making body for domain names in ICANN. During the WSIS first phase (2003) Chun was a delegate of Korean Civil Society Network. Mr. Chun has been active in debating and formulating many ICT related public policies in South Korea, including the development of the following papers: "A Prelimanay Review of the 2nd Level Naming Policy in ccTLDs", submitted to a Public Hearing on the 2nd Level Policy of .KR, held in 2004 by the Names and Number Council, KRNIC; and "A Suggestion for Public Policy Response to Spam Issue" (submitted to the Fair Trade Commission of Korean Government in 2004); and Some Proposals for the Improvement of Internet related Communication Regulation Policies (submitted to Committee for Science, Technology, Information and Communication of the National Assembly in 2007); and A Policy Review of Applicability of Net Neutrality Principles for Wireless Communications (submitted to Committee for Science, Technology, Information and Communication of the National Assembly in 2008)

William DRAKE
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

William J. Drake is Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and Global Governance at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He is co-editor of the MIT Press book series, The Information Revolution and Global Politics. He has been, inter alia, the President of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility and a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and has taught at Georgetown University and UC San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He is co-editor, with Ernest Wilson, of Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power (MIT Press, forthcoming, 2008).

Associate Professor of Law, Director, Research Center for Information Law, University of St. Gallen, Faculty Fellow Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Switzerland

Dr. Urs Gasser is an associate professor of law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), where he serves as the director of the Research Center for Information Law ( He is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen (S.J.D. 2001, J.D. 1997) and Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2003). Before joining the St. Gallen faculty, Urs spent three years as a research and teaching fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where he has been appointed Faculty Fellow. At the Berkman Center, he was the lead fellow on the Digital Media Project, a multi-disciplinary research project aimed at exploring the transition from offline/analog to online/digital media. Urs research focuses on legal frameworks aimed at regulating information and communication processes, and on the effects of structural changes in the information environment on the legal system. Current research projects explore policy challenges for the future generation of digital natives, the regulation of digital media (with emphasis on IP law), the anatomy of informational standards, and information quality issues. Urs is a registered Attorney-at-Law in Switzerland, was chairman of the Forum for European Information Law at the 1st European Jurists' Day and the 64th Deutscher Juristentag, and has published and edited, respectively, six books and has written over 60 articles in books, law reviews, and professional journals. Recently, he released a study on ICT interoperability and eInnovation, an article on search engine regulation and an extensive comparative legal study on anti-circumvention legislation. He is the co-author (with John Palfrey) of the forthcoming book "Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives" (Basic Books, 2008). Urs frequently acts as a commentator on comparative law issues for the US and European media. Further information is available at, his SSRN Author Page is

David A. GROSS
US Department of State, USA

Ambassador David A. Gross has served since August 2001 as the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Ambassador Gross began his career in communications twenty-five years ago. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 (BA in Economics) and receiving his law degree from Columbia University in 1979, Ambassador Gross joined the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. While at the law firm, he became a partner specializing in telecommunication issues. In 1994, he left the firm to become Washington Counsel for AirTouch Communications. AirTouch was the world's largest wireless telecommunications company with extensive interests in the United States, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. In 1999, AirTouch was acquired by Vodafone. In 2000, Ambassador Gross joined the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign as National Executive Director of Lawyers for Bush- Cheney. Since joining the Department of State, Ambassador Gross has addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and has led more U.S. delegations to major international telecommunication conferences than anyone in modern history, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2002 Plenipotentiary Conference (Marrakech, Morocco), the 2002 ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (Istanbul, Turkey), the 2004 ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (Florianópolis, Brazil), the 2006 ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (Doha), and the 2006 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (Antalya, Turkey). He also has led U.S. delegations to two APEC Tel Ministerial Meetings in Shanghai, China and Lima, Peru. Ambassador Gross led the U.S. Government participation in the multilateral preparatory work for both phases of the UN's "Heads of State" World Summit on the Information Society and had the honor of leading the U.S. delegation to the formal Summit both in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis 2005. These were the largest U.N. Summits ever held with almost 20,000 delegates and a large number of Heads of States and government. Ambassador Gross has been a member of the UN Information and Communications Technologies Task Force. He also has led interagency telecommunications delegations to many countries, conducted bilateral discussions at senior levels with representatives from more than 70 countries, and provided commercial and policy advocacy on behalf of U.S. companies in markets around the world. Ambassador Gross has had the honor to lecture at many colleges and universities around the world, including the United States, Canada, Qatar, the UAE, Yemen, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, France, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Rwanda, Vietnam, Egypt, and Pakistan. For many years, Ambassador Gross has been active with various bar associations, including the Federal Communications Bar Association (in which he has twice been elected an officer and has often served as co-chair of various committees) and the International Bar Association (in which he has been vice-chair of the Communications Committee).

Center for Community Informatics Research Training Development, Canada

Dr. Gurstein is currently Executive Director of the Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training (Vancouver BC), a Director of The Information Society Institute, Cape Town South Africa; Research Professor in the School of Management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark); and Research Professor in the Faculty of Management at the University of Quebec (Ouatouais). A Canadian, he completed a B.A. at the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. From 1995 to 1999 Dr. Gurstein was the NSERC/SSHRC Associate Chair in the Management of Technological Change at the University College of Cape Breton, where he pioneered in the development of sustainable community-based technology applications. His edited book "Community Informatics: Enabling Communities with Information and Communications Technologies: (Idea Group, 2000) provided a focal point for the development of 'Community Informatics' as the discipline concerned with enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies. Dr. Gurstein has served on the Board of the Vancouver Community Network, the British Columbia Community Networking Association, and Telecommunities Canada He is currently on the Steering Committee of the Global Telecentre Alliance, and on the High Level Panel of Advisors of the United Nation's Global Alliance for ICT for Development. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Community Informatics and Foundation Chair of the Community Informatics Research Network. He currently has a continuing Advisory relationship with the (Canadian) Northern Indigenous Communities Satellite Network in the creaton of its Research Consortium. His most recent book is "What is Community Informatics (and Why Does It Matter)?", Polimetrica, Milan.

Electronic Frontier Foundation, USA

International Policy Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non- governmental organization with over 12,000 members worldwide, dedicated to the protection of consumers' rights and civil liberties in the digital world. Ms. Hinze is a lawyer specializing in international intellectual property and Internet regulation policy. Since 2003, she has worked to educate policy makers in various fora, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, the United States, and the European Community, about the need for balanced intellectual property regimes that protect creators, preserve access to knowledge, foster technological innovation, and empower digital consumers. EFF has particular expertise in the technological protection measure provisions of the 1998 U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Ms. Hinze is co-author of EFF's report Unintended Consequences: Seven Years Under the DMCA, and has testified before the U.S. Copyright Office for consumer anti-circumvention exemptions. Before joining EFF, Ms. Hinze worked for the Australian government in litigation and public policy, and practiced in M&A, capital markets and infrastructure law at law firm Allens Arthur Robinson. Ms. Hinze holds Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degrees from Monash University. She is a member of the State Bar of California in the United States, and admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Dr. Masao HORIBE, Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University and Fellow and former Professor at Chuo Law School, Tokyo, Japan. He taught comparative law, information law, etc. for more than 40 years. He is sometimes called "Mr. Privacy". He was a chairperson of the Working Party on Personal Data Protection of the Advanced Information and Telecommunications Society Promotion Headquarters (headed by Prime Minister )(1999-2000). He has been a Vice-Chairperson of the Working Party on Information Security and Privacy, ICCP Committee, OECD. He has written extensively in the area of information and privacy law.


Parminder JEET SINGH
IT for Change, India

Parminder is the Executive Director of IT for Change (ITfC, ), an India based NGO active in the information society and ICTs for development (ICTD) area, at global, national and local levels. ITfC is engaged in advocacy, research as well as field projects. At ITfC, Parminder leads 'Information Society for the South', a research and advocacy project and 'Mahiti Manthana', a field project focusing on use of ICTs by disadvantaged, rural women's collectives. An important focus of Parminder's current research and advocacy work is on governance reform in India. Parminder has led ITfC�s efforts in advocacy since WSIS. He also led a research project in India that gave inputs to the UNDP 'Task Force on Financing Mechanisms'. Parminder has been active in post WSIS activities at the Internet Governance Forum, UN Global Alliance on ICTs and Development (UN-GAID) as well as the ECOSOC Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) arenas. At present, Parminder is co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus, a member of the Strategy Council of UNGAID, and has been invited as a civil society participant at CSTD's forthcoming annual session (May 2008). Prior to ITfC, Parminder worked with the Indian government for 9 years, where inter alia he was also involved with e-governance projects. During this time he co-authored the book 'Government@Net: E-governance opportunities for India' (Sage Publications).

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Korea Cooperation Office, Korea

Philip Bowyer is UNI's first Deputy General Secretary. Before the creation of UNI he was General Secretrary of the Communications International (CI), one of the founding partners of UNI.
UNI was created on 1 January 2000 following a merger of four Internationals, the International Federation of Commercial, Clerical, Professional and Technical Employees (FIET), the Communications International (CI), the International Graphical Federation (IGF) and the Media and Entertainment International (MEI). Union Network International (UNI) has 15 million members from 900 affiliates in 150 countries. The creation of UNI is in response to globalisation and the need to build stronger global links between affiliates. In a global economy it is vital to build new forms of global union action. International union activity has become an integral part of national union work. Philip Bowyer was first elected General Secretary of the Communications International (formerly PTTI) by the 26th World Congress (Brighton, 1989) and re-elected later on twice. He was born in 1947 in South Wales, United Kingdom. He was awarded his first degree from the University of Sussex in 1968 and a degree of MA in Labour Studies from the University of Warwick in 1970. 

After working for a time in the civil service, he was appointed research assistant in the Union of Post Office Workers (later on Communication Workers Union), in October 1970 and, in 1976, the PTTI Executive Committee, appointed him as Research Officer.  He was promoted to Organisation and Research Director in 1980. Philip Bowyer also represented the PTTI in different international bodies such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the institutions of the European Community.  He has led the campaign to create a new international trade union covering workers in the communications, media and services sectors.

Jerry KANG
UCLA School of Law, USA/Korea

Jerry Kang, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, and Board Member, Electronic Privacy Information Center. A magna cum laude graduate of both Harvard College (physics) and the Harvard Law School, Prof. Kang has published over 20 articles and two books on race, communications, and their intersection. On race, he is an expert on "implicit bias" and has explored the legal implications of recent findings from the mind sciences on how stereotypes and prejudice function in our brains. On communications, he has published interdisciplinary articles on information privacy, pervasive computing, and mass media policy. He is the author of a leading casebook Communications Law & Policy (2d ed. Foundation 2005). At the nexus of these fields, he has published two groundbreaking articles in the Harvard Law Review about how race is constructed in cyberspace (Cyber-race 2000) and how FCC media policy inadvertently exacerbates implicit bias (Trojan Horses of Race 2005). Prof. Kang has received numerous awards including Professor of the Year, the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Vice President Gore's "Hammer Award" for reinventing government. Prof. Kang is a member of the American Law Institute, has chaired the American Association of Law School's Section on Defamation and Privacy, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Eun-gui Kim
Eun-gui KIM
Cyber University School of Law, Consumer Korea, Korea

Mr. Kim has a LLB at Hanguk University of Foreign Studies (LL.B), an LLM at Seoul National University and a Ph.D at Seoul National University, Catholic University of Leuven. Mr. Kim is Professor of Korea Cyber University (Legal Faculty), Board Member of CACPK (Citizen’s Alliance for Consumer Protection of Korea), Board Member of Korea Scout Association and Legal Consultant to Korea National Assembly.

Jaiok KIM
Consumer Korea, Korea

Ms. 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.

Philippa LAWSON
Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Canada

Philippa Lawson is the director of Canada's only technology law clinic, located at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. Prior to starting up CIPPIC in 2003, she was Senior Counsel with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in Ottawa, Canada, where she represented consumer groups in court and regulatory proceedings, multi-stakeholder working groups, and other policy-making forums from 1991 to 2003. Ms. Lawson is a nationally recognized public interest advocate and expert on private sector data protection law, and has worked with Canadian and international consumer organizations since the early 1990s on many issues involving telecommunications, privacy and consumer protection in the online environment. She is currently a co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded "On The Identity Trail" project (see, and is the lead investigator for the research project "Legal and Policy Approaches to Identity Theft" funded by the Ontario Research Network on Electronic Commerce (ORNEC). As Director of CIPPIC, Ms. Lawson's work focuses on training students in effective advocacy, producing relevant online resources, and ensuring that the public interest is robustly represented in government policy development and law-making processes on issues involving new technologies.

James LOVE
Knowledge Ecology International, USA

Mr. Love is an advisor to a number of UN agencies, national governments, international and regional intergovernmental organizations and public health NGOs. He is also the United States co-chair of the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Working Group on Intellectual Property, Chairman of Essential Inventions, and a member of the board of directors for the Union for the Public Domain, the Civil Society Coalition, and a member of the MSF working groups on Intellectual Property Research and Development and of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) Task Force on Intellectual Property. Mr. Love was previously Senior Economist for the Frank Russell Company, a lecturer at Rutgers University, and a researcher on international finance at Princeton University. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

LIP6/PolyTIC-CNRS Laboratory, France

Meryem Marzouki is a member of the OECD CS reference group organizing the CS activities in liaison with the OECD Ministerial. Since 1996, Meryem Marzouki has been an activist for the promotion of human rights in the information society. She is the president of the largest European federation of non-governmental, non profit, digital rights organizations (European Digital Rights, EDRI, EDRI includes 28 member organizations from 17 countries. Meryem Marzouki is a member of the Council of Europe group of specialists on human rights in the information society, representing EDRI with an NGO observer status. At national level, she is the president of the French NGO IRIS (Imaginons un réseau Internet solidaire, and has co-chaired the UN WSIS Civil Society Human Rights Caucus. In 1999, she co-organized in Paris “The Public Voice in Electronic Commerce” Conference, in liaison with the OECD. Besides these volunteering activities, Meryem 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 ( She is a member of the steering committee of GigaNet, the Global Internet Governance Academic Network.

The Carter Center, USA

As the Assistant Director for the Americas Program, she directs and implements the Center's transparency projects, including projects in Jamaica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Mali, and works within the Americas to support country and regional access to information initiatives. Ms. Neuman edited six widely distributed guidebooks on fostering transparency and preventing corruption, has published a number of papers, and has presented at numerous international seminars relating to access to information legislation, implementation, and enforcement. Ms. Neuman is a member of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue task force on transparency, a board member of the Center for Transparency and Access to Information Studies, Mexico, and an International Associate to the Open Democracy Advice Center, South Africa, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and a number of governments. As part of her transparency work, she served as executive secretary for the Carter Center's Council for Ethical Business Practices. Ms. Neuman also has led and participated in international election monitoring missions throughout the Western Hemisphere, and supported democratization work in the Americas. Prior to joining The Carter Center in August 1999, Ms. Neuman was senior staff attorney for Senior Law at Legal Action of Wisconsin. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Wisconsin law school.

Michael NIEBEL
European Commission, Europe

Michael Niebel presently is responsible for Internet Policy as well as Network and Information Security Policy in the European Commission. During the last years he has in this position been instrumental in the establishment of the European Network and Information Security Agency ENISA and in the introduction of the European Top Level Domain .eu. In former functions in the European Commission, he has been dealing with Intellectual Property including Copyright legislation for software, with the Telecom liberalisation in the European Union and with aspects of regulation related to television in the European internal market. He has been contributing to the first report of the European Commission on the Information Society and the related action plan.

In 1990 he was part of the effort of the Commission to launch Data Protection legislation at the European level. Michael Niebel is member of the Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN and the European Commission representative in the follow up of the World Summit of the Information Society.

Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan, UK/Japan

A British citizen and graduate of the University of Hull, United Kingdom, Adam has been living in Japan since 1989. He joined a Tokyo based communications think-tank, Institute for Networking Design, in 1990, to work on projects focusing on virtual communities and computer mediated communications/groupware. Adam began working with GLOCOM as a Research Fellow since April 1993 (joining as a fulltime member of staff in 1995). Became a Senior Research Fellow in 1997, and Executive Research Fellow in 2001. His interests are the intersection of public policy and the Internet, promoting information and communication technologies in society. Adam participated in the G8 DOT Force where GLOCOM was the Japanese NPO representative, and contributed to the DOT Force process in 2000, 2001 and 2002, focusing on universal participation in ICT policy making processes and local content issues. Adam has co-lead GLOCOM's work on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), including GLOCOM's role as the facilitator of NGO/Civil Society participation in the Asia and Pacific Regional WSIS Conference, January 2003. Adam has given presentations at many conferences and seminars, including a keynote presentation to the OECD/UN/World Bank Forum, Integrating ICT in Development Programmes, March 2003, Paris, France, and had the opportunity to introduce the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to the Conference of NGOs (CONGO) Asian Civil Society Forum 2002, December 2002, Bangkok, Thailand. Adam has contributed chapters to books such as "Digital Divide" published by NTT Publishing, 2002, and "National Strategies for Broadband", published by NTT Publishing, 2003 (both in Japanese.) Before coming to Japan, from the mid 1980s Adam was employed at British Telecom as a project manager working on the interconnection of Other Licensed Operators (cellular radio, radio paging and competitive telephony carriers).

Electronic Privacy Information Center, Peru

Ms Rodríguez is coordinator of the Public Voice coalition and Director of EPIC´s International Privacy Project based in Lima, Perú. She concentrates on comparative policy and legal aspects of privacy, data protection and digital copyright issues. She is associate editor of EPIC´s and Privacy International “Privacy and Human Rights Report (PHR) 2005 and 2006”, the most comprehensive survey of privacy laws and developments in the world. The last year edition includes reports of over 75 countries, including new reports for the Middle East, Latin America, and cyberspace. The report also finds continuing public opposition to video surveillance, workplace monitoring, and privacy-infringing corporate practices, and features new topics on biometric identification, Internet advertising, and location privacy.  She has participated at the Data Privacy Sub Group of the Electronic Commerce Group of the Asia Pacific Economic Forum, (APEC), The OECD Ministerial Meeting and the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.

Katitza is a Board Member of Computer Professional For Social Responsibility and serves on the Advisory Board of Privacy International. She organized serveral workshops of privacy and secure communications for Human Rights NGOs in Mexico, Venezuela, Perú and Colombia. She is also Spanish editor of the Digital Security and Privacy project entailing the creation and translation of literary content for the Security edition of NGO-in-a-box. Previously, she was past Vice President of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), Founder and Board Secretary of CPSR-Peru. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Lima, with studies in E-business Project Managment at Escuela Superior de Administración de Negocios – ESAN (Perú) and DiploFoundation Internet Governance Capacity Building Advance Programme 2007.



Electronic Privacy Information Center, USA

Marc 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.

Carolina ROSSINI
Diplofoundation, Brazil

Carolina Rossini is coordinator of the Intellectual Property Academic Program at DiploFoundation and Associate Researcher of the Copyright for Librarians project ( at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society of Harvard University. She is also a researcher of IQsensato (, currently focus on analyzing the arrangements regarding open innovation and access to knowledge and a pro-bono at Science Commons ( She has previously worked as the Coordinator of the Law Clinic Program at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) School of Law (Brazil), developing a project to assist numerous Brazilian NGOs. She coordinated the Open Business Project in Latin America, leading research groups in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina ( In Brazil, the main objective was to identify, analyze, and describe how alternative business models have emerged in the "in-depth Brazil" (Brazilian remote peripheries) and how this parallel and emerging regional music industry deals (or not) with intellectual property. The two biggest case studies were the Tecno Brega from Belem and the Funk music from Rio de Janeiro, which are "born free". This project informed the Brazilian Ministry of Culture strategy for regional development of creative industries. She was also member of Creative Commons (CC) Brazil. Before that she acted, for more than 6 years, as an in-house attorney for Telefonica Telecommunications and Internet Group in Brazil and Spain. Ms. Rossini holds a LL.M. in Intellectual Property from Boston University, and degrees from the University of Sao Paulo (Bachelor in Law), Instituto de Empresa-IE, Spain (MBA in E-Business), Sao Paulo State University-UNESP (Master in International Negotiations), Post-Graduation Certificate in Industrial Property from University of Buenos Aires and a Certificate in Internet Governance from Diplo Foundation (E-Learning Certificate). She is also an active member of the Acccess to Knowleadge, UNESCO-OER (, FLOSS and cyberlaw communities, developing pro-bono work with institutions such as Scielo (, the biggest open access publisher in Latin America.

Trade Union Advisory Committee, Germany

TUAC is the interface for labor unions with the OECD. It is an international trade union organization with members in all OECD countries. TUAC has consultative status with the OECD and its various committees. Following an apprenticeship as a toolmaker, Mr. Schneider completed studies in mechanical engineering and political science. From 1981 to December 1985, he conducted research projects at the Economic and Social Research Institute of the German federation of trade unions (DGB), located in Düsseldorf. In 1986 he joined the DGB as a full time official, concerned with issues related to the introduction of new technologies and the improvement of working conditions. At TUAC, which he joined in 1998, he works on employment, labor market, and social policy issues, as well as on education and training issues.

Sherwin SIY
Public Knowledge, USA

Mr. Siy is Staff Attorney and Director, Global Knowledge Initiative. Before joining Public Knowledge, he served as Staff Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, working on consumer and communications issues. Sherwin received his JD, with a Certificate in Law and Technology from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. While in law school, he also worked on a variety of IP issues through the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic, including library copying rights and the legitimate uses of P2P file sharing. 


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO

As Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Abdul Waheed Khan has led UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector since the last 6 years. In this capacity, he is responsible for driving UNESCO’s programmes and activities aimed at empowering people through the free flow of ideas by word and image, and by access to information and knowledge.

Dr Khan’s responsibilities include advancing global standard setting, establishing international, regional and national policies, and coordinating the implementation of concrete projects for harnessing the power of communication and information for development. He provides global leadership in fostering digital opportunities for social and economic inclusion, building alliances between public and private sector initiatives in communication and information and mobilizing resources for enhancing the scope of the programmes of the Communication and Information Sector. He represents UNESCO at major international events and fora in the field of information and communication, such as the Strategic Council for the Global Alliance for ICT for Development (GAID), its predecessor, the UN ICT Task Force.

Australia Privacy Foundation & Consumers Federation of Australia, Australia

Nigel is a Board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation ( and on the Executive of the Consumers Federation of Australia ( He represents Privacy International ( at meetings of the APEC Privacy Subgroup. Nigel is also Principal of Pacific Privacy Consulting ( and principal Researcher on the Interpreting Privacy Principles project at the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, at UNSW ( 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.


Jisuk WOO
Seoul National University, Korea

Jisuk Woo earned his PhD in Communication at the  University of Pennsylvania and JD at the New York University School of Law. He is currently  Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University and Member of the New York Bar. Active legal practice and advisory positions include Panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland since April, 2001 and Mediator for the E-Commerce Mediation Committee of Seoul, Korea since April 2000. His publications include Copyright Law and Computer Programs: The Role of Communication in Legal Structure 2001, (New York: Garland Publishing) and numerous chapters, articles and other publications in both English and Korean.  His International Conference experience as a national delegate includes WIPO Workshop for Intellectual Property Protection Regarding ccTLDs, February, 2001 and ICANN Meeting, Marina Del Ray, November, 2000 among others.


Dong won SUH
Fair Trade Commission, Korea

Mr. Suh has served since March 2008 as Vice-Chairman of the KFTC. He served as a Commissioner of the KFTC(May 2003~May 2006) and he was in charge of Microsoft case(Abuse of Market Dominance Position). And After he joined as a Senior Advisor in Kim&Chang. Since he started his public career in 1974, he has gone through various important positions : Director-General of Financial Reform Bureau at Ministry of Planning and Budget (Mar. 2001 - May 2003),  Director-General of Monopoly Regulation Bureau at Korea Fair Trade Commission (Apr. 1996- Aug. 1997) ,  Director of Small and Medium Size Financial Institution Division at Ministry of Finance and Economy (Dec. 1994 - Mar. 1996) and so on.

Youngmo YOON
Korea Labour & Society Institute, Korea

Comming soon


OECD Civil Society Reference Group 2008