President and Founder
Marc Rotenberg is President and Founder of the Center for AI and Digital Policy. He is a leading expert in data protection, open government, and AI policy. He has served on many international advisory panels, including the OECD AI Group of Experts. Marc helped draft the Universal Guidelines for AI, a widely endorsed human rights framework for the regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Marc is the author of several textbooks including the 2020 AI Policy Sourcebook and Privacy and Society (West Academic 2016). He teaches privacy law and the GDPR at Georgetown Law. Marc has spoken frequently before the US Congress, the European Parliament, the OECD, UNESCO, judicial conferences, and international organizations. Marc has directed international comparative law studies on Privacy and Human Rights, Cryptography and Liberty, and Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values. Marc is a graduate of Harvard College, Stanford Law School, and Georgetown Law.
Dr. Pablo Molina
Dr. Pablo Molina is the AVP and Chief Information Security Officer at Drexel University and a Faculty Lecturer at Georgetown University, where he teaches graduate courses in ethics and technology management. He holds teaching appointments in Mexico, Spain, and Nicaragua. He is the Executive Director of the International Applied Ethics and Technology Association. Pablo has a doctorate from Georgetown University on the adoption of technology in education and an MBA from Saint Louis University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Professional. He recently completed a Fulbright program at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
Wonki Min Ambassador for Science Technology & Innovation, Republic of Korea. He is also Honorary President of SUNY (State University of New York) Korea. Mr. Min is the former Vice Minister at the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT. At the OECD, Mr. Min chaired the AI Expert Group and the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP). He was the Chairman of the 2015 ITU Council and the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
Dr Lorraine Kisselburgh Lorraine Kisselburgh (Ph.D., Purdue University) is the inaugural Chair of ACM’s global Technology Policy Council, where she oversees global technology policy engagement. Drawing on expertise of 100,000 members, ACM’s policy groups provide nonpartisan technical expertise to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public. In 2018 she was a member of ACM’s Code of Ethics Task Force and a Scholar in Residence at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington DC where she helped develop the University Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence.
At Purdue University, Dr. Kisselburgh is a lecturer, fellow in the Center for Research in Information Assurance and Security and former professor of media, technology, and society. Her research on the social and cultural implications of technologies--including privacy, ethics, gender equity, and collaboration--has been conducted in China, India, Europe, and the Middle East. She has published more than 50 articles with 11 top paper awards, and has been awarded more than $2 million in funding to support her research. Funded by the National Science Foundation, she developed a framework to enhance ethical reasoning skills of STEM researchers, and also studied collaborative systems for creative designers. Purdue recognized her as the inaugural Faculty Scholar in the Center for Leadership, a Diversity Faculty Fellow, and a Violet Haas Award recipient for her efforts on behalf of women.
Francesca Bignami is Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law at GW Law. Her research focuses on comparative public law and the law of the European Union. She has published widely on privacy in transatlantic perspective, comparative rulemaking, rights and accountability in global governance, and the convergence of European regulatory systems.
Professor Bignami was Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the Director of the Center for European Studies. She was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. She has also taught at the European University Institute of Florence, the University of Rome "La Sapienza," and the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome.
Giovanni De Gregorio (Milan)
Giovanni De Gregorio is PhD Candidate in Constitutional and Public Law at University of Milano-Bicocca and Academic Fellow at Bocconi University. His research focuses on digital constitutionalism at the intersection between constitutional law and technologies. He has been a visiting PhD student at the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford working with the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy. He has also been visiting fellow at Centre for Cyber Law and Policy at the University of Haifa. His research field includes Constitutional law, Internet law, Privacy and Data Protection law.
Eduardo Bertoni (Buenos Aires)
Eduardo Bertoni (PhD, Buenos Aires University) is the Representative of the Regional Office for South America of the Inter American Institute of Human Rights. He was the first Director of the Access to Public Information Agency (AAIP). He was the founder and the first director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE). Previously, he was the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at the Organization of American States (2002-2005). Member of the Reference Panel at the Global Privacy Assembly-GPA-. Prof. Bertoni currently teaches at Buenos Aires University School of Law and New York University School of Law. He published several opinion pieces on democracy and human rights in leading newspapers in the Americas and has written several publications on judicial reforms, international criminal law and human rights & Internet.
Douglas Frantz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and former Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD. Frantz served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Obama administration. He was an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. Frantz graduated from DePauw University and earned a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Pam Dixon is the founder and executive director of the World Privacy Forum. An author and researcher, she has written influential studies on privacy, identity, biometrics, AI, and health privacy. In 2019, Dixon served as Rapporteur for the first Roundtable of African Data Protection Authorities (RADPA). She conducted extensive research in India on the biometric system Aadhar, which formed the basis of a scholarly article, cited in the landmark Supreme Court of India Aadhaar decision. Dixon also coauthored The Scoring of America, a groundbreaking report on predictive analytics. Dixon served on the OECD AI Experts Group, and has testified before the US Congress regarding privacy and AI multiple times. Her new book on privacy will be published in 2022.
Anirban Sen is an all-round general litigation lawyer specializing in in intellectual property, privacy and media based and other commercial litigation. He is based in New Delhi and Kolkata. Anirban had litigated cases involving technology law, privacy, patent, copyright and trademarks as well as consumer law. Anirban completed his Master's degree from the George Washington School of Law. Anirban is also a former EPIC fellow.
Malavika is the inaugural Executive Director of Digital Asia Hub, a Hong Kong-based independent research think-tank incubated by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she is also a Faculty Associate. She taught India’s first course on Information Technology & Law and teaches now at the Northwestern School of Law. She is on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.
Carolina Rossini (Boston)
Carolina Rossini is the founding CEO of Portulans Institute, a strategic consultant, and Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum. She is a technology law and policy expert, including ICT for development, intellectual property, open innovation, and telecommunications. She has worked for Access Now, Facebook, Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Wikimedia Foundation. She was a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center and serves on the advisory board of InternetLab (Brazil), Derechos Digitales (Chile), Lighthouse Collective (USA), Instituto EducaDigital (Brazil) and #IamtheCode (Global). Originally from Brazil, she served as in-house counsel Telefonica, and a law lecturer at the Center for Technology and Society at Fundação Getulio Vargas. Carolina has an LLM in Intellectual Property from Boston University, an MA in International Economic Negotiations from UNICAMP/UNESP, an MBA from Instituto de Empresas, and a JD from the University of Sao Paulo – USP.
Founder & President, The Future Society (TFS)
Nicolas Miailhe co-founded The Future Society (TFS) in 2014 and originally incubated it at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. An independent think-and-do-tank, TFS specializes in questions of impact and governance of emerging technologies, starting with Artificial Intelligence through its "AI Initiative" launched in 2015. A recognized strategist, thought-leader, and implementer, Nicolas has lectured around the world, and advises governments, international organizations, philanthropists, and multinationals. He is the co-Convener of the AI Civic Forum (AICF) organized in partnership with University of Montreal (Algora Lab), Mila, and UNESCO; and of the Global Governance of AI Forum (GGAF) organized yearly during the World Government Summit in Dubai. He is also an appointed expert to the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), to the AI Group of experts at OECD (ONE.AI & AIGO), and to the Global Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI). Nicolas teaches at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), and at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs in Madrid. He is also a member of three committees of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethically Aligned Design of Autonomous & Intelligent Systems, a Senior Research Associate with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard, and a Fellow with the Center for the Governance of Change at IE Business School in Madrid. An Arthur Sachs Scholar, Nicolas holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a Master in Defense, Geostrategy & Industrial Dynamics from Panthéon-Assas University, and a Bachelor of Arts in European Affairs and International Relations from Sciences Po Strasbourg.
Laetitia Tanqueray (Lund, Sweden)
Laetitia Tanqueray is the founder of Hub AI at AI Lund, the first network that brings together students from all disciplines to discuss AI. According to the founding document, "We see Artificial Intelligence as a significant shift in the political and economic landscape of today that requires more than just the competencies of computer scientists and engineers." She is also a project assistant at the Engineering Faculty at Lund University (LTH), where she looks at the use of AI in healthcare to understand the importance given to fairness, accountability and transparency. Laetitia is also undertaking her Master’s in Sociology of Law, currently writing her thesis researching social robots in healthcare. Laetitia holds bachelors in English Law (LLB) and French Law (Master 1).
Eva Thelisson (AI Transparency Institute)
Dr. Eva Thelisson is the co-founder of the AI Transparency Institute (Switzerland) which is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to a safe, sustainable and trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. She wrote a Ph.D on the General Data Protection Regulation with a focus on digital technologies (AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain and IoT) and is Visiting Scholar at MIT Connection Science under the supervision of Alex S. Pentland. Her research is focused on the legal, ethical and societal impact of digital technologies. She developped audit-frameworks on AI with her team to engage private actors in business models that are performant, sustainable, zero-carbon and eco-responsible for today and future generations. She is actively involved in international fora on digital policy at OECD, EU Commission and Council of Europe. In addition to publishing in a variety of national and international journals, Eva has organised the AI Governance Forum in 2019 and 2020. She is an Ethics expert at the EU Commission and member of the Editorial Board of the AI & Ethics Journal published by Springer.
Stuart Russell (Berkeley)
Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering, and Director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI. He is a recipient of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award and from 2012 to 2014 held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in AI, used in 1500 universities in 135 countries. His research covers a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on the long-term future of artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity. He has developed a new global seismic monitoring system for the nuclear-test-ban treaty and is currently working to ban lethal autonomous weapons.
Niovi Vavoula (London)
Dr Niovi Vavoula is Lecturer in Migration and Security at the School of Law of Queen Mary University of London since September 2018. Prior to her appointment, she was a part-time Teacher at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2017-2018) and Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at Queen Mary University of London (2017-2018). She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Athens (2008), LLM in European Law (2011) and Ph.D. in Laws (2017) from Queen Mary, University of London. She has been an invited lecturer at numerous universities (City University London, University of Thessaloniki, University of Athens, ULB) and has participated as an expert consultant in various projects led by the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Fundamental Rights Agency and ECRE. Her expertise lies in EU Immigration Law (particularly centralised information systems and criminalisation of migration), as well as EU Criminal law. Her work has been published in leading journals such as the Common Market Law Review, German Law Journal, European Law Review, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Computer Law and Security Review and the New Journal of European Criminal Law. Her forthcoming monograph on the privacy challenges stemming from the operation of EU information systems for immigration control will be published by Brill in 2021.
Eleni Kosta (Tilburg)
Eleni Kosta is full Professor of Technology Law and Human Rights at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands). Eleni is conducting research on human rights with a focus on privacy and data protection, specialising in electronic communications and new technologies. She has been involved in numerous EU research projects. In 2014 Eleni was awarded a personal research grant for research on privacy and surveillance by the Dutch Research Organisation (VENI/NWO). She is member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch digital rights organisation, Bits of Freedom, and an observer to the Europol Financial Intelligence Public Private Partnership (EFIPPP). She is a member of editorial boards of academic journals (EDPL, IRLCT etc.) and conferences and workshops scientific and organising committees (CPDP, ISP etc.). Eleni also collaborates as associate with timelex (www.timelex.eu).
Doaa Abu-Elyounes (Paris)
Doctor Doaa Abu-Elyounes is currently working at UNESCO on the ethics of artificial intelligence, she is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. Doaa obtained her PhD from Harvard Law School. She researches the topic of algorithmic governance and the different ways to regulate artificial intelligence. Doaa focuses on algorithms deployed in the public sector and examines how general principles such as fairness, transparency and accountability can be interpreted in the context of the policy domain they are implemented in. Doaa has extensive experience working on public policy at the national and international level. Prior to her work at UNESCO, she consulted the OECD on AI regulation and was involved in shaping their work on the matter. Previously, Doaa also worked at the Supreme Court of Israel as a law clerk; and at the Israeli Ministry of Justice as an advisor to the Director General of the Ministry.
Leyla Keser (Istanbul)
Leyla Keser is a lecturer and advisor in IT Law since 1998 at Istanbul Bilgi University. In 2004 she established the IT Law Research Center and has worked with government institutions on digital transformation, e-government and information society projects. She helped government institutions prepare laws and regulations on e-Signatures, Certified eMail, the Turkish Commercial Code’s provisions on digital companies, Internet Law, and Data Protection. She established the IT Law Institute at Bilgi University in 2010. She has authored books, articles and reports on different areas of IT Law such as computer forensics, e-signature, certified e-mail, digital identity, trust service provider, e-money, online payment services, e-government, e-commerce, multistakeholder internet governance, biometric methods, e-invoice, DRM (digital rights management), e-health records, Digital Company, online behavioral advertising, cyber security, child privacy and online child sexual abuse&exploitation, open banking, AI, blockchain. She represents the Institute at the Network of Centers. She is former fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for the 2015 Cohort. She is the Representative of Turkey at the Council of Europe Ad Hoc Committee on AI (CAHAI).
Katja Langenbucher (Frankfurt)
Katja is a law professor at Goethe-University's House of Finance in Frankfurt, affiliated professor at SciencesPo, Paris, and long-term guest professor at Fordham Law School, NYC. She has held visiting positions at Sorbonne; WU Vienna; London School of Economics; Columbia Law School and Fordham Law School (Edward Mulligan Distinguished Professorship); a Bok Visiting International Professorship at PennLaw, Phildalphia, is planned for 2022 (COVID-19 allowing).
Katja has published extensively on corporate, banking and securities law. Her current research projects focus on bank corporate governance, FinTech, and Artificial Intelligence. She is a member of the German securities markets oversight body’s (BaFin) supervisory board and of the German Federal Ministry of Finance’s working group on capital markets law. Katja was a member of the supervisory board of a German bank (2014-18) and of the EU Commission’s High Level Forum on the Capital Market Union (2019-20).
Alex C. Engler (Washington)
Alex C. Engler is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he studies the societal implications of artificial intelligence. Most recently faculty at the University of Chicago, Engler now teaches data science at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where he is an adjunct professor and affiliated scholar. He has also over a decade of experience in data science for policy analysis at organizations including the Urban Institute and MDRC. As a winner of the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Award, Engler will spend the 2021-2022 academic year researching European digital governance.
Lee Tiedrich is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethical Technology for the Duke Initiative on Science & Society, and a Visiting Professor of Practice at Duke Law School.
Combining her electrical engineering and legal background, Ms Tiedrich has worked at the intersection of technology, law and policy for over three decades. Prior to joining Duke, Ms. Tiedrich was a partner at the global law firm, Covington & Burling LLP, where she served as co-chair of the firm’s global and multi-disciplinary Artificial Intelligence Initiative. She has counseled numerous organizations across industries and jurisdictions on a wide range of matters, including policy, governance, ethics, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional matters arising in connection with artificial intelligence, data, technology and digital transformation. Ms. Tiedrich is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Duke University, School of Engineering.
Prof. Idoia Salazar (Madrid)
Prof. Idoia Salazar (PhD), Co-founder and president of the Observatory of the Social and Ethical Impact of Artificial Intelligence (OdiseIA). She is in the list of experts to assist the European Parliament´s Artificial Intelligence Observatory (EPAIO) and Principal Investigator of the SIMPAIR Research Group (Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics) , focusing mainly on the need for a multicultural approach to Ethics in AI. She is specialist in Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, professor in international degrees at CEU San Pablo University. Author of 4 books about AI and it´s impact. The last one: ‘The Algorithm and I: guide to coexistence between human and artificial beings’ (in spanish). She is Country advisor (Spain) in the Advisory Board of International Group of Artificial Intelligence (IGOAI), Founding member of Springer ‘AI and Ethics’ journal and member of the Global AI Ethics Consortium. (GAIEC).
Viviana Polisena (Córdoba)
Viviana Polisena is a Professor / Researcher at the Catholic University of Córdoba. She is a member of the Global AI Ethics Consortium (GAIEC) and the International Group of Artificial Intelligence (IGAI).
Laura K. Donohue (United States)
Laura K. Donohue is a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law, Director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law, and Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. She writes on political theory, public law, constitutional law, federal courts, national security, and legal history. Her work on new and emerging technologies centers on social media, biometric identification, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and drones. Her book, The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2016), won the 2016 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. She also wrote The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty (Cambridge University Press, 2008); and Counterterrorist Law and Emergency Law in the United Kingdom 1922-2000 (Irish Academic Press, 2007).
Ingrid Schneider, Universität Hamburg (Germany)
Ingrid Schneider is a professor of political science with ample expertise in the regulatory, social, legal and ethical dimensions of information technology. She is based in the Department of Informatics at Universität Hamburg, Germany. Ingrid has published widely on AI Policy, Technology Assessment, IP, the governance of platforms and the data economy. From 1996, she testified and did policy advice for various parliaments and ministries, including 2000-2002 as a member of the Study Commission of the German Bundestag and 2013-2016 in an expert group of the European Commission. She is a member of several AI and ethics advisory committees and academic boards. Current projects include GOAL (Governance of and by Algorithms, @Goal_Projekt) and the EU-H2020 funded project PRODIGEES (Promoting Research on Digitalisation in Emerging Powers and Europe Towards Sustainable Development (https://blogs.die-gdi.de/longform/prodigees/).
Meltem Ineli-Ciger (Turkey)
Meltem is an Assistant Professor at the Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Law. She holds an L.L.M. and a Ph.D from the University of Bristol. She is currently working as a researcher and beneficiary university coordinator for the ASILE Project (Horizon 2020). Meltem is a member of the International Journal of Refugee Law’s Editorial Board. She mainly works on international, European, and Turkish refugee and migration law and human rights law. Meltem has acted as an expert, a consultant, and a trainer for the EU Commission, Council of Europe, EMN, IOM and ICMPD. She is a research affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative, a member of the Odysseus Network, MILAMET Network, and GAIN Network. She will act as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute between Sept. 2022 and Sept. 2023 and work on the use of AI in asylum and migration decision-making.
Francis Nyarai Ndende (South Africa)
Francis Nyarai Ndende is a legal and governance expert, a founder of a private practice law firm representing private individuals, non-governmental organisational and multinational corporation. He is currently a full-time international consultant advising in matters related to Governance, Compliance, Law, Anti-Corruption, Investigation and Anti-Money Laundering. He has served in the Ministry of Justice of the Government of Malawi as a Senior Legal Aid Advocate and for the past 10 years he worked for respected companies with operations in Brazil, South Africa and Malawi providing bespoke legal solutions. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Law with the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His research focus is on the application of Artificial Intelligence in the fight against corruption. He is also Master of Sciences (MSc) candidate in International Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London.
Karine Caunes, CAIDP Global Program Director (Paris)
Karine Caunes is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Law Journal (ELJ). She is Senior Lawyer and Course Director in the field of European Public Law at the Academy of European Law (ERA). She holds a PhD in law from the European University Institute, was Jean Monnet Research Fellow within the Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at NYU and visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School. She has taught at Sciences Po Paris, Université Paris X, Université Lyon III, France; European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Ljubljana University, Slovenia; IE Law School, Madrid, Spain; Catolica Global School of Law, Lisbon, Portugal. She has participated in EU and nationally-funded research projects and has been a consultant for European and national institutions.
Merve Hickok, CAIDP Senior Research Director
(Istanbul and Michigan)
Merve Hickok is the Senior Research Director of the Center for AI and Digital Policy, and the Founder of AIethicist.org. Her work intersects both AI ethics and AI policy and governance. She is focused on AI bias, social justice, DE&I, public benefit and participatory development and governance – as they translate into policies and practices. Merve is a Data Ethics Lecturer at University of Michigan, School of Information; Member of the Advisory Board of Turkish Policy Quarterly Journal; Member of the Founding Editorial Board at Springer Nature AI & Ethics journal; Advisor at The Civic Data Library of Context; Member at IEEE work groups on AI standard setting and Open Community for Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (OCEANIS) alongside national institutions. She has been recognized by several organizations - most recently as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ 2021. Merve is also a member of the Board of Directors at Northern Nevada International Center. NNIC serves as a refugee resettlement agency to help displaced persons and victims of human trafficking, as well as organizing programs for international delegations through the U.S. Department of State and other federal agencies. NNIC is among the top organizations in the United States hosting over a dozen U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs large exchange programs.
Anne Carblanc, CAIDP
Senior Advisor (Paris)
Anne Carblanc is the Senior Advisor for the Center for AI and Digital Policy and the former Head of the Digital Economy Policy Division in the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. Prior to joining the OECD, she was Secretary General, Director of Services in the French data protection authority (Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des libertés – CNIL). She has also served ten years in the French judicial system, both as a judge in charge of criminal investigations and as the head of the criminal law department in the Ministry of Justice. During her career in national and international government, Anne has drafted many laws, regulations and soft law instruments on topics ranging from criminal procedure to digital security, privacy and artificial intelligence.
Prof. Masao Horibe
Prof. Dr. Masao Horibe is former Chairman of Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission. He was Professor of Law at Hitotsubashi University and Chuo University, teaching comparative law, media law, information law, freedom of information, privacy and data protection. His recent commentaries focus on privacy and AI. He served as Vice-Chair of WPISP (the Working Party on Information Security and Privacy) of the OECD (1996-2008). And he advocated to establish an independent data protection agency in Japan, which occurred in 2015.
Dr Stephanie Perrin is a data protection expert and the President of Digital Discretion. She is currently the Chair of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group at ICANN. Dr Perrin is a recognized international expert in privacy and data protection, as well as a recognized expert in the social impact of technology. She has in-depth knowledge of information technology issues, risk analysis and strategies to minimize negative privacy impacts and policy failure informed by her 30 years of experience working in the Canadian federal government. Dr Perrin led the drafting of Canada’s private sector privacy law, PIPEDA, and participated in several other Internet policy initiatives for the Canadian government.
Emilio De Capitani
Emilio De Capitani is a leading expert on EU law and institutions, and a fundamental rights activist. He is Executive Director of the Fundamental Rights European Experts Group (FREE Group) and he is pursuing cases on the transparency of legislative communications and the PNR. He is the former Secretary of the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE 1998-2011). He is a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary’s Law School (London), and at Scuola Superiore S.Anna (PISA - Italy). He is the author of several articles on the evolution of EU institutions.
Dr Bilyana Petkova is an affiliated scholar with the Yale Information Society Project. Her research interests include comparative constitutional law, judicial legitimacy, federalism, and platform regulation. She has taught at Georgetown Law, Maastricht University, the University of Melbourne, and Qatar University. Bilyana was a Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is the coauthor of Fundamental Rights Protection Online (Elgar 2020). Her forthcoming book explores the regulation of data protection and AI in municipalities.
Oreste Pollicino is a professor of Constitutional Law at the Bocconi University. Professor Pollicino is director of the Law of Internet Technologies LLM Bocconi program. He represents Italy in the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) where he sits also in the executive board and in the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI). He will be an observer for the Council of Europe Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (#CAHAI). His latest book Judicial Protection of Fundamental Rights and the Rise of Digital Constitutionalism is forthcoming (April 2021) for Hart Publishing, Oxford.
Maria Helen Murphy
Dr Maria Helen Murphy is an Assistant Professor in Law at Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth). Her research focuses on the intersections between technology, the law, and human rights. In addition to publishing in a variety of national and international journals, Maria has authored the book, Surveillance and the Law: Language, Power and Privacy (2019) and co-authored the book, Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland (2017). Maria is a member of the Executive Board of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
Nguyen Dinh Quy (Boston)
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Quy is a development manager and senior R&D engineer at Mitsubishi Electric in Cambridge, MA, USA. He is working with MIT CSAIL on AI, machine learning and factory automation. Prior to joining Mitsubishi Electric, he was a technical manager at Schlumberger for digital transformation. Dr. Quy is a co-founder of VietSearch for a big data analytics on Vietnamese oversea. VietSearch has been awarded and recognized in nationwide as an IT platform to foster Vietnam’s education and business. He is also a founder and president of the Vietnamese Youth Volunteer foundation to help disadvantaged children in Vietnam since 2006.
Wendell Wallach is a scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, where he chaired Technology and Ethics studies for eleven years. He is also a senior advisor to The Hastings Center and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. His latest book is A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control. He co-authored (with Colin Allen) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong and edited the eight-volume Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies (Routledge 2017). He received the World Technology Award for Ethics in 2014 and for Journalism and Media in 2015, as well as a Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Ottawa in 2015-2016. He served as the co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Technology, Values, and Policy, and he is presently a member of the WEF AI Council. Wendell is the lead organizer for the 1st International Congress for the Governance of AI (ICGAI), which will convene in Prague in May 2021.
Yoram Hacohen (Petah Tikve)
Yoram Hacohen is an Israeli law and technology expert, CEO for the Israel Internet Association ISOC-IL, and Chair of Privacy Israel, an NGO that aims to promote privacy and data protection in Israel. In 2006 Yoram was appointed by the Israeli government to establish and lead the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA), Israel's data protection authority. Yoram was also a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Yoram received L.Lb from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a MBA from the Recanati School of Management at Tel Aviv University. Yoram was one of the founders of the Haifa Center for Law and Technology, and has taught courses in leading Israeli universities about electronic evidence and computer crimes, legal aspects of e-commerce, and hi-tech entrepreneurship.
Cristos Velasco (Germany and Mexico)
Dr. Cristos Velasco is an attorney with residence in the city of Mannheim, Germany whose main areas of practice are global data privacy, cybercrime and cyber security law and policies. He is the manager of Evidencia Digital.LAT and Protección Datos México (ProtDataMx). He currently teaches the courses “Information Technology Law”, “International Business Law & International Organizations” at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Mannheim and Stuttgart, Germany. He is the author of Cyber Law in Mexico (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2019) and Criminal Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Access on Cybercrime (Tirant lo Blanch 2015). His latest book Practical Aspects of Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in coauthorship is forthcoming in January 2021.
Patricia Adusei-Poku (Accra)
Patricia Adusei-Poku, the Executive Director of the Ghana Data Protection Commission; She is a seasoned privacy practitioner, program manager, information governance and risk expert in the public, private and non-profit sectors globally.
Some of her recent appointments include the Head of Data Protection at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Global Director for Data Protection & Privacy at World Vision International.
Currently the Co-Chair (with UK ICO Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham) on the Common Thread Network (CTN) of Commonwealth Data Protection Commissioner and the Vice President of the African Network of Data Protection Authorities.
Patricia holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA - Project Management & Consultancy), MSC-International Public Policy, BSc (Hons) Computing Science, A Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) issued by the globally recognized International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Practitioner in European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).
She enjoys reading, travelling and charity work.
Hlengiwe Dube (Pretoria)
Hlengiwe Dube is a PhD candidate and Programme Manager with the Centre For Human Rights, University of Pretoria. She manages projects on freedom of expression, access to information, digital rights and other issues that fall within the democracy purview within the Centre's Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa from the Centre for Human Rights.
Valeria Milanes (Buenos Aires)
Valeria Milanes is Executive Director in Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC - Association for Civil Rights) in Argentina since 2018. She is part of ADC since 2015 and consolidated ADC´s digital work related to human rights. She is an IT Law specialist graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and obtained a certificate on Privacy Law and Policy from the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam. She is an experienced litigation lawyer, as well as an IT Law researcher and lecturer in domestic and international events. She has participated as guest lecturer in graduate courses in the University of Buenos Aires and Torcuato Di Tella University.
Alessandro Acquisti is the Trustees Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the director of the Peex (Privacy Economics Experiments) lab at CMU and a Carnegie Fellow (inaugural class). Alessandro investigates the economics of privacy. His research has spearheaded the investigation of privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks, and the application of behavioral economics to the study of privacy decision making. His studies have won numerous awards and have been published in outlets across multiple fields, including economics, computer science, psychology, and marketing. His findings have been featured in international media outlets, including Economist, NYT, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Wired, CNN, and 60 Minutes; his TED talks on privacy and behavior have been viewed over 1.3 million times. Alessandro holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and Master degrees from Berkeley, LSE, and Trinity College Dublin.
Valsamis Mitsilegas (London)
Valsamis Mitsilegas is Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security, Director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests and expertise lie in the fields of European criminal law; migration, asylum and borders; security and human rights, including the impact of mass surveillance on privacy; and legal responses to transnational crime, including organised crime and money laundering.Professor Mitsilegas is a regular adviser to parliaments, governments and EU institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.
Bruce Schneier (Cambridge)
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by the Economist. He is the New York Times best-selling author of 14 books -- including Click Here to Kill Everybody -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org. He is the Chief of Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc.
Marcos López Oneto
Dr. Marcos López Oneto is executive director and founder of the Center for Strategic Studies of Artificial Intelligence Law (Centro de Estudios Estratégicos de Derecho de la Inteligencia Artificial), whose main mission is to promote the development of ethical and legal regulations for artificial intelligence in Latin America in harmony with international human rights standards. He authored the first book in Latin America that proposes the bases for the systematic construction of artificial intelligence law.
López Oneto currently is a labor-law professor at the University of Chile Law School's Master's Program, where he teaches artificial intelligence law; he also is a visiting professor at the University of Buenos Aires Law School's Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he teaches ethics and artificial intelligence.
Len Kennedy is a former senior government official with expertise in information, data and telecommunications services, regulatory, technology, and cybersecurity policy. He is the former general counsel for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and previously served as SVP, General Counsel, and Secretary at Sprint and Neustar, Inc., and as Senior Legal Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Kennedy is currently a Board Director for National Credit Care, a Long Ridge portfolio company.
Gianclaudio Malgieri (Lille)
Gianclaudio Malgieri is an Associate Professor of Law & Technology at the EDHEC Business School in Lille (France), where he conducts research at the Augmented Law Institute and teaches Data Protection Law, AI regulation, Digital Law. He is also Editorial Board Member of Computer Law & Security Review; External Ethical Expert at European Commission and academic committee member of the Brussels Privacy Hub. He obtained a PhD in Law at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) of the Free University of Brussels (VUB), where he is now Guest Professor and Affiliated Researcher.
He has authored more than 50 publications including articles in leading international academic reviews. His works have been cited by, inter alia, top newspapers (he New York Times, Le Monde, La Tribune, France Culture, Corriere della Sera, ilSole24Ore, la Repubblica) but also institutions, e.g. the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the World Economic Forum, the Canadian Government, and the Canadian Data Protection Authority. In the 2020 he was the only EU scholar to receive the FPF Privacy for Policymaker Paper Award.
Giovanni Sartor (Florence / Bologna)
Giovanni Sartor is professor in Legal Informatics at the University of Bologna and professor in Legal informatics and Legal Theory at the European University Institute of Florence. He obtained a PhD at the European University Institute (Florence), was a researcher at the Italian National Council of Research (ITTIG, Florence), held the chair in Jurisprudence at Queen’s University of Belfast, and was Marie-Curie professor at the European University of Florence. He has been President of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law. He received an ERC-advanced grant (2018) for the project Compulaw, on which he will work from 2019 until 2024.
He has published widely in legal philosophy, computational logic, legislation technique, and computer law. He is co-director of the Artificial Intelligence and Law Journal and co-editor of the Ratio Juris Journal. His research interests include legal theory, early modern legal philosophy, logic, argumentation theory, modal and deontic logics, logic programming, multiagent systems, computer and Internet law, data protection, e-commerce, law and technology.
Edward Santow (Sydney)
Edward Santow is Industry Professor - Responsible Technology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Ed leads UTS's initiative on building Australia's strategic capability on ethical artificial intelligence. Ed’s areas of expertise include human rights, technology and regulation, public law and discrimination law. From 2016-2021, Ed was Australia's Human Rights Commissioner, where he led the Commission's work on AI and new technology; refugees and migration; human rights issues affecting LGBTI people; national security; and implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT). Ed is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and serves on a number of boards and committees.
Clarence Okoh (Baltimore)
Clarence is an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. His fellowship project seeks to challenge the discriminatory use and impact of artificial intelligence and machine-learning technologies on communities of color and low-income communities. Clarence has previously worked as a legal aide in the Civil Rights Bureau at the New York State Attorney General’s Office supporting initiatives related to civil rights and emerging technologies. Prior to law school, Clarence worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C. where he advocated for federal, state and local policy strategies that disrupt the economic marginalization and over-criminalization of Black and Brown youth and other vulnerable young people. Clarence began his career in his home state of Alabama serving as an AmeriCorps member with Impact Alabama providing direct social services to low-income people across the South.
Joseph David (Jerusalem)
Joseph David is a Professor of Law at Sapir College. He specializes in legal theory, privacy law, data protection, trustworthiness, and human rights. Acknowledging that the growth of informational technologies and AI ushers a transition away from a comprehensive ethic towards a more product-oriented ethic and given the regulatory frameworks of GDPR and the AIA principles, Joseph ardently supports and designs effective collaborations of theoretical expertise with innovative manufacturing. Trained in philosophy and legal studies, Joseph teaches and conducts research for nearly two decades at academic institutions across the USA (Yale), UK (Oxford), and Israel, and publishes intensively in academic presses (OUP, CUP, Springer, and more) on various interfaces of law, philosophy, and technology. Current works and interests: Legal theory in the Infosphere - Identity, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in the Information Era
Gry Hasselbalch (Denmark)
Gry Hasselbalch PhD. is an author and scholar of data t echnology, society, ethics and power. She is co-founder and Research Director of the European thinkdotank DataEthics.eu. Gry was a member of the EU High Level Expert Group on AI that developed EU’s AI ethics guidelines, coined the term “Trustworthy AI” and contributed directly to the EU’s AI strategy. Today she is the Senior Key Expert on AI Ethics in the European Commission’s international outreach for a human-centric approach to artificial intelligence (InTouch.AI.eu) project that aims to support the Commission in setting up a global framework for ethics and trust. She is furthermore currently leading the Data Pollution & Power Initiative at the University of Bonn’s Institute of Science and Ethics’ Sustainable AI Lab.
Gry’s latest book Data Ethics of Power – A Human Approach in the Big Data and AI Era (Edward Elgar 2021) provides an innovative ethical framework for studying and governing Big Data and Artificial Intelligence with a focus on power dynamics. Her influential book Data Ethics- The New Competitive Advantage published in 2016 in Danish and English and co-authored with Danish journalist Pernille Tranberg was the first book to use the term data ethics defining it as a response to the social and ethical implications of big data business models and practices.
Irena Nesterova (Latvia)
Dr. Irena Nesterova is a researcher at the Institute of Legal Science, Faculty of Law, University of Latvia, where she teaches Information Technology Law course and leads international and national research projects on legal, ethical and social implications of new digital technologies. Her research interests and expertise lie in the fields of AI policy and governance, EU law, human rights, data protection, privacy, security, law and technology. Her new book on the impact of artificial intelligence on fundamental rights and data protection with a focus on concerns raised by surveillance technologies will be published in 2022. Irena is a member of the UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group for the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.
Mélissa M’Raidi-Kechichian (Canada)
Mélissa graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Arts, majoring in Linguistics. Passionate about political science and law, she was a junior researcher for the Post-Soviet Quebec Network at the Montreal Institute of International Studies. She focused on disinformation on social media and online propaganda, as well as the impact of digital policies on activists in Russia and in the United States, using a comparative approach. During her time at university, Mélissa was involved in student associations, community organizing, and institutional and non-institutional activism. Her previous work experience mainly took place in the non-profit sector. She currently works independently at the intersection of democracy, technology, and activism, focusing on how digital spaces can be used by everyday citizens to bring meaningful and lasting change to their community. Prior to her current position, she worked as a research assistant, and was a coordinator at a national non-profit research center. Mélissa speaks fluent French, English, Spanish, and Russian. Mélissa has received the CAIDP AI Policy certification.
Meredith Broussard (United States)
Data journalist Meredith Broussard is an associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, research director at the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology, and the author of “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.” Her academic research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting and ethical AI, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. She appeared in the 2020 documentary Coded Bias, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival that was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
Pascal Pichonnaz (Switzerland)
Pascal Pichonnaz is currently professor (since 2000) for Swiss contract law, Roman law, as well as European consumer law and comparative contract law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Fribourg. Pichonnaz was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2014–2017 and published several books on various aspects of contract law (Swiss and comparative law), Roman law, as well as unfair competition and family law. Pichonnaz is also a member of several boards of legal periodicals, including the top-ranked Review of Swiss Law and many first-ranked Journal of Roman law in Europe. He is a standing member of the international Jury for Roman Law (Premio internazionale di diritto romano Gérard Boulvert). He is active as an international commercial arbitrator (ICC, Swiss Rules-SCAI, ad hoc), having acted as Chair, Sole Arbitrator and coarbitrator in many arbitrations. He has been member of the board and then president in 2008–2009 of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA). He is also currently Chair of the Swiss Federal Commission for Consumers. Since September 2021, he is the President of the European Law Institute, a sister organization of the American Law Institute.