Anita Allen

Professor of Law and Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania

Anita L. Allen is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy. A graduate of Harvard Law School with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Allen is internationally renowned as an expert on the philosophical dimensions of privacy, data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education. She was Penn’s Vice Provost for Faculty from 2013-2020, and chaired the Provost's Arts Advisory Council. Allen is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2018-19 she served as President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.

From 2010 to 2017, Allen served on President Obama’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. She was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in 2015, and chaired its Board, 2019-2022. Allen has served on the faculty of the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell, for which she is an advisor. A two-year term as an Associate of the Johns Hopkins Humanities Center concluded in 2018. She has been a visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University, Waseda University, Villanova, the University of Arizona, Harvard and Yale, and a Law and Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate from Tilburg University (Netherlands) in 2019.

She has written over a hundred articles and chapters, and her books include Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide (Oxford, 2011); Privacy Law and Society (Thomson/West, 2017); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (Miramax/Hyperion, 2004); Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), and Uneasy Access: Privacy of Women in a Free Society (1988).

Allen has given hundreds of talks all over the world and appeared on television, radio and written for major media. She currently serves on the Board of the National Constitution Center, and has served on numerous other boards and professional advisory boards, including the Pennsylvania Board of Continuing Judicial Education, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the AALS Executive Committee, the Maternity Care Coalition and the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New York bars, and formerly taught at Georgetown University Law Center for ten years and the University of Pittsburgh, after practicing briefly at Carvath, Swaine & Moore.


Joe Cannataci

UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

Prof. Joe Cannataci was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy in July 2015.

He is the Head of the Department of Information Policy & Governance at the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta. He also holds the Chair of European Information Policy & Technology Law within the Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen where he co-founded the STeP Research Group.

An Adjunct Professor at the Security Research Institute and the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University Australia a considerable deal of Joe’s time is dedicated to collaborative research. He was overall co-ordinator for the SMARTand RESPECT projects dealing with surveillance and currently also co-ordinates MAPPING dealing with Internet Governance www.mappingtheinternet.eu.

A UK Chartered Information Technology Professional & Fellow of the British Computer Society, he also continues to act as Expert Consultant to a number of international organisations.

He has written books and articles on data protection law, liability for expert systems, legal aspects of medical informatics, copyright in computer software and co-authored various papers and textbook chapters on self-regulation and the Internet, the EU Constitution and data protection, on-line dispute resolution, data retention and police data. His latest book The Individual & Privacy is published by Ashgate (March 2015).

In 2002 he was decorated by the Republic of France and elevated to Officier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques. His pioneering role in the development of technology law and especially privacy law was cited as one of the main reasons for his being made the recipient of such an honour as was his contribution to the development of European information policy He has held or currently holds research grants from the British Academy, the Council of Europe, COST, UNESCO and the European Commission, totaling in excess of Euro 30 million. He serves on the editorial board of six peer-reviewed journals.


Paul De Hert

Professor of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies
Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Prof. Paul De Hert's work addresses problems in the area of privacy & technology, human rights and criminal law. A human rights approach combined with a concern for theory is the common denominator of all his work.

In his formative years, De Hert studied law, philosophy and religious sciences (1985-1992). After a productive decade of research in areas such as policing, video surveillance, international cooperation in criminal affairs and international exchange of police information, he broadened up his scope of interests and published a book on the European Convention on Human Rights (1998) and defended a doctorate in law in which he compared the constitutional strength of eighteenth and twentieth century constitutionalism in the light of contemporary social control practices ('Early Constitutionalism and Social Control. Liberal Democracy Hesitating between Rights Thinking and Liberty Thinking' (2000, Promoter: Prof. dr. Bart De Schutter (VUB)).

De Hert has (had) a broad teaching portfolio: Past: 'Human Rights', 'Legal theory', ‘Historical constitutionalism' and 'Constitutional criminal law'. Currently, at Brussels, 'Criminal Law', and 'International and European Criminal Law’ and at Tilburg University, ‘Privacy and Data Protection'.

He is Director of the Research group on human rights (FRC) and Vice-Dean of the Faculty and former Director of the Research group Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS), and of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Law.

He is board member of several Belgian, Dutch and (other) international scientific journals such as The Computer Law & Security Review (Elsevier), The Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal (Intersentia) and Criminal Law & Philosophy (Springer). He is co-editor in chief of the Supranational Criminal Law Series (Intersentia) and the New Journal of European Criminal law (Sage).

Since 2008 he has edited with Serge Gutwirth, Ronald Leenes and others annual books on data protection law (before Springer, now Hart) that, -judging sales numbers, quotations and downloads, attack a massive readership and have contributed to creating the legal, academic discipline of data protection law. De Hert is now series editor of The  Computers, Privacy and Data Protection  series, now published by Hart.


Nele De Raedt

Assistant Professor of History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture
Université Catholique de Louvain

Nele De Raedt is Assistant Professor in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture at LOCI, UCLouvain. Her research focuses on late medieval and early modern architectural theory in a European context. She studies moral, political and legal texts as alternative media in which architectural theory is formed. She is interested in questions concerning the moral and political implications of the patronage and design of urban residential architecture.

Her PhD focused on palace-architecture in fifteenth century Italy, specially defilement, confiscation, and destruction of palaces, as well as the possible implications of such practices for contemporary architectural theory. From January 2015 to June 2016, she worked as a research fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence in the research group on Ethics and Architecture, with Brigitte Sölch, Hana Grundler and Alessandro Nova. Since spring 2017, she is an Editorial Board member of Architectural Histories, the open access journal of the EAHN.


Simone Fischer-Hübner

Professor of Computer Science
Karlstad University

Simone Fischer-Hübner has been a Full Professor with Karlstad University, Sweden, since 2000, where she is currently the Head of the Privacy and Security Research Group. She is also a Scientific Coordinator with the EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Privacy & Us.

She received the Diploma degree in computer science (law), in 1988, and the Ph.D. and Habilitation degrees in computer science from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 1992 and 1999, respectively. She has contributed as a Partner with the CyberSec4Europe, PAPAYA, CREDENTIAL, PRISMACLOUD, A4Cloud, SmartSociety, PrimeLife, PRIME, FIDIS, and Bugyo EU projects.

Her research interests include cyber security, privacy-enhancing technologies, and usable privacy and security. She is a Swedish IFIP TC 11 Representative and a member of the Advisory Board Swedish Civil Contingency Agency’s Cyber Security Council. She serves as the Vice Chair for the IEEE Sweden Computer/Software Engineering Chapter.


Momoyo Kaijima

Professor of Architectural Behaviorology
ETH Zürich and Atelier Bow-wow, Tokyo

Momoyo Kaijima (b.1969, Tokyo, Japan) graduated from the Faculty of Domestic Science at Japan Women’s University in 1991. She founded Atelier Bow-Wow with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto in 1992. In 1994 she received her master degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. During 1996-1997 she was a guest student with a scholarship from Switzerland at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ). In 2000 she completed her post-graduate program at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

She served as an assistant professor at the Art and Design School of the University of Tsukuba since 2000, and as an associate professor since 2009. In 2012 she received the RIBA International Fellowship.

From 2017 she has been serving as a Professor of Architectural Behaviorology at ETHZ. She taught at Harvard GSD (2003, 2016), guest professor at ETHZ (2005-07), as well as at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2011-12), Rice University (2014-15), Delft University of Technology (2015-16), and Columbia University (2017). While engaging in design projects for houses, public buildings and station plazas, she has conducted numerous investigations of the city through architecture such as Made in Tokyo and Pet Architecture. She was the curator of Japan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.


Béla Kapossy

Professor of Modern History (political ideas)
Collège des Humanités, University of Lausanne

After studying history at Heidelberg University and the University of Cambridge, Bela Capossy began his academic career as the assistant to the Chair of the History of Political Thought in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lausanne. Since 2009, he has been in charge of the Lumières Lausanne platform, which is hosted by the Centre des sciences historiques de la culture in UNIL’s Faculty of Letters. He is a professor of modern history at the Faculty of Letters (UNIL) since 2011.

In 2015, Professor Kapossy was appointed director of the cross-disciplinary doctoral program on the age of the Enlightenment, funded by the University Conference of Western Switzerland. He has also chaired, since 2016, the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences Committee at the Data and Service Center for the Humanities.

Professor Kapossy’s research focuses on the history of political and economic ideas. He is interested in the political, social, economic, and cultural conditions that European thinkers considered essential for political institutions to function and in the historical theories they developed to explain why some European and non-European nations succeeded while others failed.


Sonia Livingstone

Professor of Social Psychology
London School of Economics and Political Science

Sonia Livingstone DPhil (Oxon), OBE, FBA, FBPS, FAcSS, FRSA, is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Taking a comparative, critical and contextualised approach, her research examines how the changing conditions of mediation are reshaping everyday practices and possibilities for action. Much of Sonia’s time these days is concerned with Children’s Rights in the Digital Age.

Sonia has published 20 books on media audiences, especially children and young people’s risks and opportunities, media literacy and rights in the digital environment, including The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age (New York University Press, with Julian Sefton-Green). Her new book is Parenting for a Digital Future: How hopes and fears about technology shape children's lives (Oxford University Press), with Alicia Blum-Ross (view here).

Recipient of many honours, she has advised the UK government, European Commission, European Parliament, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, OECD, ITU and UNICEF, among others, on children’s internet safety and rights in the digital environment. Sonia served as chair of the LSE’s Truth, Trust and Technology Commission, Special Advisor to the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Communications, Expert Advisor to the Council of Europe, President of the International Communication Association, and Executive Board member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

Sonia currently directs the Digital Futures Commission (with the 5Rights Foundation) and the Global Kids Online project (with UNICEF). She is Deputy Director of the UKRI-funded Nurture Network and leads work packages for two European H2020-funded projects: ySKILLS (Youth Skills) and CO:RE (Children Online: Research and Evidence). Founder of the EC-funded 33 country EU Kids Online research network, she is a #SaferInternet4EU Ambassador for the European Commission.


Kristina Milnor

Professor of Classics
Barnard College and Columbia University

Kristina Milnor graduated from Wesleyan University in 1992 and went on to study at the University of Michigan where she received a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies (1997) and her PhD in Classical Studies (1998). She has taught at Barnard since 1998, where she has taught courses on Livy, Lucan, Martial, the idea of law in ancient literature, and the representation of the ancient world in film. She also regularly teaches Latin prose composition at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level. Professor Milnor has been a fellow at the American Academy in Rome (2003 – 4) and a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ (2008 – 9).

She is the author of Gender, Domesticity, and the Age of Augustus: Inventing Private Life (Oxford, 2005), which won the 2006 Goodwin Award of Merit from the American Philological Association. She has also published articles on the Roman elegiac poet Sulpicia, the ancient historian Livy, forgiveness in the ancient Roman world, and Barbie™.

Her teaching and research interests include Latin literature of the late Republic and early Empire, feminist theory and gender studies, and Roman social history. She specializes in combining textual and material approaches to the literature and history of the ancient Roman world. She is currently finishing a book on Roman graffiti texts from the Bay of Naples, entitled Graffiti and the Literary Landscape of Roman Pompeii.


Lena Cowen Orlin

Professor of English
Georgetown University

Lena Cowen Orlin, Professor of English, is the author of Locating Privacy in Tudor London (Oxford, 2009) and Private Matters and Public Culture in Post-Reformation England (Cornell, 1994). She is the co-editor (with Russ McDonald) of a college textbook, The Bedford Shakespeare, and editor of The Renaissance: A Sourcebook (Palgrave, 2009). Among her publications are also nine essay collections, including Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide (edited with Stanley Wells, 2003), and the anthology Elizabethan Households (Folger, 1995).

For her interdisciplinary research into the material culture of private life in Shakespeare´s time, Orlin has traveled throughout Great Britain studying historic houses and exploring manuscript archives for legal records, property documents, and family papers from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She has been invited to speak as a Shakespearean at the Asian Shakespeare Association in Taiwan, as a historian for the Mackay Lecture Series at Dalhousie University, and as an art historian at the University of Nebraska School of Architecture. In 2016, the anniversary of Shakespeare's death, she delivered a series of three lectures at Boston College, Boston University, and Harvard University, as well as two lectures in London and one in Valladolid.

Orlin has been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has also held residencies at Campion Hall, the Liguria Study Center, the Bellagio Study Center, the Yale Center for British Art, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, and the Huntington Library. She has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK) and is a Corresponding Fellow of the English Association (UK).

From 1982 to 1996, Orlin coordinated postdoctoral seminars and conferences at the Folger Shakespeare Library as Executive Director of the Folger Institute. From 1996 to 2018 she was Executive Director of the Shakespeare Association of America. The SAA is an academic membership organization for the advanced international study of Shakespeare’s works, his time, and his afterlife in scholarly and public culture.

Orlin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon as well as the Executive Committees of the International Shakespeare Conference of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, the International Shakespeare Association, and the Central Executive Committee of the Folger Institute. She serves on the editorial boards of the journals Shakespeare Studies (US) and Shakespeare Survey (UK) and is co-general editor of the Arden Shakespeare State of Play Series and the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series.

Orlin came to Georgetown in the fall of 2007. She taught previously at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


Frank Pasquale

Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School

Frank Pasquale is an expert on the law of artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms, and machine learning. He is an internationally recognized scholar whose work has addressed the regulation of technology in several contexts. His widely cited research has been featured in top law reviews, and he has advised governmental officials on cutting edge issues in law & technology regulation.

Pasquale’s book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015), has been recognized internationally as a landmark study on information asymmetries. Pasquale’s latest book, New Laws of Robotics: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI (Harvard University Press, 2020) analyzes the law and policy influencing the adoption of AI in varied professional fields. The book was a finalist for the American Association of Publishers PROSE awards (in the legal studies and criminology category). It attracted favorable notices from Wired and the Financial Times. Pasquale has also co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI (Oxford University Press, 2020), has edited or co-edited three other books, and co-authored a casebook on administrative law.

Pasquale has advised business and government leaders in the healthcare, Internet, and finance sectors, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. House Judiciary and Energy & Commerce Committees, the Senate Banking Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, and directorates-general of the European Commission. He also has advised officials in Canada and the United Kingdom on law and technology policy. He served on the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society from 2014-16, and the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics from 2019-2021.

Pasquale’s work on “algorithmic accountability” has helped bring the insights and demands of social justice movements to AI law and policy. In media and communication studies, he has developed a comprehensive legal analysis of barriers to, and opportunities for, regulation of Internet platforms. In privacy law and surveillance, his work is among the leading legal research on regulation of algorithmic ranking, scoring, and sorting systems, including credit scoring and threat scoring. In health law, he has written a series of articles addressing both technological and financial challenges to U.S. healthcare institutions, focusing on how regulators can help providers improve outcomes.

Pasquale is an Affiliate Fellow at Yale University’s Information Society Project, and a member of the American Law Institute. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Research in Computational Law (CRCL), based in the Netherlands, and a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence on Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).


Amy Russell

Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient History
Brown University

Amy Russell is a Roman political and cultural historian, with a particular interest in architecture, urbanism, and space. She was educated in Oxford and Berkeley and has lived and worked in Italy, the USA, and the UK. In 2018, she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize.

Valerie Steeves

Professor of Criminology
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

Valerie Steeves is a Full Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her main area of research is human rights and technology issues. She co-leads (with Jane Bailey) The eQuality Project, a 7-year partnership initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, focused on the ways in which big data practices contribute to a discriminatory environment that sets young people up for conflict and harassment.

Dr. Steeves is a co-investigator in two other SSHRC funded partnerships: one looking at Big Data Surveillance and the other focused on addressing Rape Culture on University Campuses. She is also the lead researcher on MediaSmart’s Young Canadians in a Wired World Research Project, which has been tracking young people’s experiences with networked technologies since 2000. Dr. Steeves has written and spoken extensively on privacy from a human rights perspective, and is an active participant in the privacy policy making process in Canada.


David Vincent

Professor Emeritus of History
Open University

David Vincent’s research interests cover working-class autobiography, British and European Literacy, and the cultural and political histories of secrecy, privacy and solitude. He is the author or editor of seventeen books including Bread Knowledge and Freedom. A Study of Nineteenth Century Working Class Autobiography (Europa 1979, Methuen 1982); The Autobiography of the Working Class [with John Burnet and David Mayall], 3 vols (Harvester 1984, 1987, 1989); Literacy and Popular Culture. England 1750-1914 (Cambridge University Press 1989, 1993); The Culture of Secrecy: Britain 1832-1998 (Oxford University Press 1998); The Rise of Mass Literacy. Reading and Writing in Modern Europe (Polity Press, 2000).

His most recent books are: I hope I Don’t Intrude. Privacy and its Dilemmas in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Privacy. A Short History (Polity Press, Cambridge, 2016). His chapter on ‘Working Class Autobiography’ was published in Adam Smyth (ed.) A History of English Autobiography (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and a chapter on ‘Social Reform’ was published in The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens (Oxford University Press, 2018). He has in press ‘The Modern History of Literacy’ in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education, edited by John L. Rury and Eileen H. Tamura (Oxford University Press). He has written on the historical context of the current controversies over government surveillance, including ‘Surveillance, Privacy and History’, History and Policy October 2013 and has recently given papers on ‘Privacy and the Liberal State’ and on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill for the Technology and Democracy Project at CRASSH, Cambridge. His next major book is A History of Solitude , published by Polity Press in 2020.

Wojciech Wiewiórowski

European Data Protection Supervisor

Wojciech Wiewiórowski graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk in 1995, and in 2000 he was awarded the academic degree of Doctor in constitutional law. After graduation, he was editor and then publisher in legal publishing houses. In 2002 he began to work as lecturer at Gdańsk College of Administration, and since 2003 he was assistant professor and head of Legal IT Department at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk, with which he has been associated since 1995.

Since 2006 he has been working for public administration. He was among others adviser in the field of e-government and information society for the Minister of Interior and Administration, as well as Vice-president of the Regulatory Commission of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church. In 2008 he took over the post of the Director of the Informatisation Department at the Ministry of Interior and Administration. He also represented Poland in committee on Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (the ISA Committee) assisting the European Commission. He was also the member of the Archives Council to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is amember of the Polish Association for European Law.

In 2010 he was elected by Polish Parliament for the post of the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (Polish Data Protection Commissioner) which he served by November 2014 being reelected for the second term in 2014. He was vice chairman of the Working Party Art. 29 since February till November 2014.

He is the author of numerous studies, publications and lectures in the field of personal data protection, IT law, e-government and legal informatics. His areas of scientific activity include first of all Polish and European IT law, processing and security of information, legal information retrieval systems, informatisation of public administration, electronic signature and application of semantic web and legal ontologies in legal information processing.