Mette Birkedal Bruun

Chief editor
Privacy Studies Journal
Professor of Church History
University of Copenhagen

Mette Birkedal Bruun is the director of the Centre for Privacy Studies and a professor of Church History at the University of Copenhagen. Her research focuses on religious dimensions of the dynamic between withdrawal from the world and engagement with the world. She has worked extensively on medieval and Early Modern monasticism as well as on the interaction between monastic and lay devotion in Early Modern France.

In 2017, she received the Carlsbergfondets Forskningspris as well as the Einar Hansen Forskningsfonds pris for excellent humanities research.

Natália da Silva Perez

Assistant editor
Privacy Studies Journal
Postoctoral Researcher in History
University of Copenhagen

Natália da Silva Perez has a joint M.A. in Performing Arts Studies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Universidad de Sevilla. She holds a joint PhD from the University of Kent and the Freie Universität Berlin, for which she examined the work of early modern women playwrights. After her doctoral defense, she did research on the history of women's religious rituals in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her research has received support from the European Commission and from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.

As a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Privacy Studies at the University of Copenhagen, she turned her attention to the history of sexual and reproductive privacy. Her current research focuses on how women’s ability to work was influenced by their attempts to control their fertility. Women’s modes of subsistence and ways to structure their lives (working for payment, marrying, entering into religious orders) often entailed managing when or whether to get pregnant. From a transnational and comparative perspective, Natália endeavours to reconstruct and understand the experiences of sexual and reproductive privacy for women of high and low social status, as well as their interactions with their families, communities, and authorities. She engages historical documents about the religious, legal, and intellectual landscapes that helped shape early modern understandings of sexual and reproductive privacy, in an effort to conduct an intersectional feminist analysis of the documents available. She is the producer and host for the Privacy Studies Podcast and assistant editor for the Privacy Studies Journal.

Andrew Riggsby

Professor in Classics and Art History
University of Texas at Austin

Andrew Riggsby's work focuses on (a) the history of information (its production, organization, and storage) in the Roman world (and the broader ancient Mediterranean), (b) applications of cognitive science, and (c) Roman law. He also continues to do some work in his original area of specialization, the cultural history of Roman political institutions.

He was awarded the Roger A. Hornsby Rome Prize in 2010-2011 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also received an award for an outstanding book published in Classics and Ancient History in 2006 from the Association of American Publishers (Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division) for the book Caesar in Gaul and Rome: War in Words, and he was a Solmsen Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1997-98.

His publications include Mosaics of Knowledge: Representing Information in the Roman World (Oxford University Press, 2019), Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans (Cambridge University Press, 2010), “Cognitive Aspects of Information Technology in the Roman World,” pp. I.57-70 in Anderson, Cairns, and Sprevak, (edd.), History of Distributed Cognition (University of Edinburgh Press 2018), and “Cicero’s Use of Documentary Evidence,” pp. 257-75 in K. Sandberg & C. Smith (edd.), Omnium Annalium Monumenta. Historical Writing and Historical Evidence in Republican Rome (Brill 2017).

Anne Cheung

Professor of Law
University of Hong Kong

Anne S.Y. Cheung is a law professor at the University of Hong Kong. She received her legal education at the University of Hong Kong (LLB), the University of Toronto (JD), University of London (LLM) and Stanford University (JSD). She has taught Media Law and Law and Society. Her recent projects are on cyberbullying and China’s social credit system. She has been a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society, Berlin, Germany, and the Working Group on Data Regulation of the Ada Lovelace Institute, London, UK. She is on the editorial board of the Privacy Studies Journal, Journal of Media Law, International Journal of Law in Context and Media & Arts Law Review.

Beate Roessler

Professor of Ethics
University of Amsterdam

Beate Roessler is a professor of ethics at the University of Amsterdam and chair of the Capacity group of Philosophy and Public Affairs. Since fall 2019, she has been also chair of the Department of Philosophy. From 2003-2010 she was Socrates-Professor for the Foundations of Humanism at Leiden University. Before, she taught philosophy at the Free University, Berlin, Germany, and at the University of Bremen, Germany.

She studied philosophy at Tuebingen, London, Oxford, and Berlin and completed a Ph.D. in 1988 at the Free University Berlin (on theories of meaning in analytic philosophy and hermeneutics). She finished her habilitation in 2001 at the University of Bremen (on the value of privacy). In 2003/2004 she was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin; in November (2011) she was a fellow at the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Value and Ethics, Sydney. In 2015 in November and December she was a research fellow at Melbourne University, Law School. In the spring of 2017 she was a visiting professor at New York University.

She is a founding member and member of the board of the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research (APPR), and since october 2006 program director of the research program Philosophy and Public Affairs (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, ASCA). Since 2009, she has been a co-editor of the European Journal of Philosophy. Her board memberships also include the Editorial Board of the book series Essex Studies in Contemporary Critical Theory (Rowman and Littlefield) and the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt/Germany.

In 2016 she was elected a corresponding member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities at Göttingen, Germany. She teaches Bachelor and Master courses in ethics and social philosophy, as well as a course on Literature and Ethics. Her research fields include theories of freedom and autonomy, theories of privacy, the ethics of technology, justice and equality, ethics and the good life, and feminist theories.

Catherine Richardson

Professor in Renaissance Studies
University of Kent

Professor Catherine Richardson joined the University of Kent in 2007 from the University of Birmingham, where she was lecturer in English and History and Fellow of The Shakespeare Institute. Catherine is also the Director of the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries.

She is interested in the relationship between texts and the material circumstances of their production and consumption – for instance the way individuals described objects as they wrote them into probate inventories, or how theatre audiences ‘saw’ spaces in relation to the dialogue of a play, the physical nature of the theatre and their own memories and imaginations. Her research focuses on the movement between living and writing, between experience and narrative.

Catherine's research interests encompass early modern material culture – households, clothing, possessions and spaces. Her current projects include a long-term project on the clothing of those below the level of the elite in early modern England, focusing on the function of dress in an urban context, on and off-stage; early modern drama, domestic tragedy, Shakespeare, site-specific performances; She is working on an edition of Arden of Faversham for Arden Early Modern Drama, for which she is working on its different performance histories, as amateur and professional theatre, as a puppet play, a ballet and an opera, from the sixteenth century to the present. She is interested in everyday life – what people did, who they did it with, what gestures and emotions they employed, how they recorded what they found important, how status and gender shaped everyday experience and interaction.

She has just finished a large book titled A Day at Home in Early Modern England , with Tara Hamling at Birmingham, on middling domestic interiors – trying to understand the experience of living in an early modern house – from bed chambers and warming pans to apostle spoons and chamber pots.

In April 2019, she began a major new AHRC project 'The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort, writing and material culture 1560-1660'. This major new AHRC project, running for three years from April 2019 aims to transform our sense of the way reading and writing fitted into the everyday cultural lives of a very important but under-researched group in early modern England – the middling sort – the literate urban households whose members often wrote for a living.


Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius

Professor of Law
Radboud University

Since 2019, Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius is Professor of ICT and private law at Radboud University. At Radboud University he is affiliated with the Digital Security Group of the iCIS Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, and with the iHub, the Interdisciplinary Hub for Security, Privacy and Data Governance.

His research interests include privacy, data protection, discrimination, and freedom of expression, especially in the context of new technologies. He often enriches legal research with insights from other disciplines. He has co-operated with, for instance, economists, computer scientists, and communication scholars.

He obtained his research master’s in 2011 at the IViR Institute for Information Law (Amsterdam). He also studied at the University of Hong Kong (2009) and spent a semester at New York University (2012) for research.

After obtaining his doctorate (2014) at the Institute for Information Law, he worked as a researcher. In 2015 he published a book ‘Improving privacy protection in the area of behavioural targeting’, based on his PhD thesis.

In 2018, he worked at the LSTS Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). He worked there on the basis of an EU Marie Curie grant, to conduct research into the risk of discrimination in the context of machine learning and automated profiling.

He is a member of the Meijers Committee, an independent group of experts in the field of European law. He is also a member of the board of editors of the European Data Protection Law Review, and of the Dutch journals Computerrecht (Computer Law) and the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Mensenrechten (journal of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists).

He regularly presents at international conferences. He also presented for policymakers, for instance at the Dutch and the European parliaments.

Itsuko Yamaguchi

Professor of Information Law and Policy
University of Tokyo

Prof. Yamaguchi has a PhD in Socio-Information Studies from the University of Tokyo. At the same university, she was appointed as a Research Associate in 1994. In 1998, she became a tenured Associate Professor of Information Law & Policy at the Institute of Socio-Information and Communication Studies. In 2012, she was appointed Professor of Information Law & Policy. From 2016 to 2020, she served as Vice Dean at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, also at the University of Tokyo.

She was a visiting researcher at the Harvard Law School (1999-2000), at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (2007-2008), at the Duke University School of Law (2013), and the University of Michigan Law School (2016).

She received a Yoshimi Uchikawa Memorial Award from the Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation's Social Science Award for her book The Architecture of Information Law: Freedom, Regulation, and Protection of Information (written in Japanese), published by the University of Tokyo Press in 2010.

Her recent writings in English include A Japanese Equivalent of the “Right to Be Forgotten”: Unveiling Judicial Proactiveness to Curb Algorithmic Determinism, in The Right To Be Forgotten, at 291-310 (Franz Werro, ed., Springer, Cham 2020), and The Rise of “Global Information Law”: Centennial Perspectives on the Conceptualization of Japanese Information Law, 100 Journal of Information Studies 47-63 (2021).


Kai Rannenberg

Chair of Mobile Business and Multilateral Security
Goethe University Frankfurt

Kai Rannenberg holds the Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security at Goethe University Frankfurt since 2002 and a Visiting Professorship at the National Institute for Informatics (Tokyo, Japan) since 2012. Until 2002, he was working with the System Security Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge on „Personal Security Devices & Privacy Technologies“.

1993-1999 Kai coordinated the interdisciplinary “Kolleg Security in Communication Technology”, sponsored by Gottlieb Daimler & Karl Benz Foundation researching Multilateral Security. In parallel he did his PhD at Freiburg University on IT Security Evaluation Criteria and the protection of users and subscribers. Before Kai had completed an Informatics-Diploma (Master) at TU Berlin with a focus on privacy, security, and distributed and real-time systems.

Since 1991 Kai is active in ISO/IEC standardization in JTC 1/SC 27/WG 3 “Security evaluation criteria”. 2007 he became Convenor of SC 27/WG 5 “Identity management and privacy technologies”. In 2015/16 Kai Rannenberg served as the Chair of the Strategic Advisory Group on Industry 4.0/Smart manufacturing of the ISO Technical Management Board.

Since October 2015 Kai is an IFIP Vice President; before he was an IFIP Councillor since 2009. Since 2014 he is Chair of the IFIP Publications Committee and Editor-in-chief of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. From 2007 till 2013 Kai chaired IFIP TC-11 “Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems”, after having been its Vice-Chair since 2001.

Kai is also active in the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) chairing its Legal & Security Issues Special Interest Network (LSI) since 2003 and serving in its Board of Directors since 2019. From 2004 till 2013 Kai served as the academic expert in the Management Board of the European Network and Information Security Agency, and from 2013 till 2022 in ENISA’s Advisory Group (till 2019 named Permanent Stakeholder Group). Kai has been coordinating several leading EU research projects, e.g. the Network of Excellence “Future of Identity in the Information Society” and the Integrated Project “Attribute based Credentials for Trust” (ABC4Trust) and is coordinating CyberSec4Europe, a pilot for the European Cybersecurity Competence Network the EU is aiming for.


Maarten Delbeke

Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture
ETH Zurich

Maarten Delbeke holds the Chair of the History and Theory of Architecture at the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich. He studied architecture at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University, where he obtained his PhD in 2001. After having been awarded the Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History (Worcester College, Oxford), he became a post-doctoral fellow with the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (F.W.O.).

In 2005 he started teaching at the Universities of Ghent and Leiden. At Leiden he led the research project “The Quest for the Legitimacy of Architecture 1750–1850“, funded by a VIDI-grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (N.W.O.). In 2014 he became full professor in the field of architectural history and theory at Ghent University. He joined ETH Zurich in 2016.

Maarten Delbeke has published widely on the history and theory of baroque architecture and art in Rome, France and the Southern Netherlands; theoretical questions in 18th- and 19th-century European architecture; and the reception of early modern architecture in the 20th century. He is also active as an architecture critic. As the founding editor-in-chief of “Architectural Histories”, the online open-access journal of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN), he seeks to explore digital methods in the research and dissemination of architectural history.

Maarten Delbeke was a member of the Belgian Historical Institute in Rome, and is on the executive board of SARI (Swiss Art Research Infrastructure), a PI in the HERA-programme “The past in print. Architecture, print culture, and the uses of history in modern Europe“ (PriArc), and an international core member of the Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY). He is on the editorial board of “Oud Holland“ and “Architectural History“.