Mr. Martin Abrams
Martin Abrams is Executive Director of the Center for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, a path-finding global privacy and information security think tank located in Washington, D.C. Mr. Abrams brings nearly thirty years' experience as a policy innovator to the Center where he pursues practical solutions to privacy and security problems. Mr. Abrams originated the multi-layered privacy notices that have been adopted by international data protection commissioners, the European community, leading companies and various government agencies and are expected to be adopted by APEC and OECD. He is a leading theorist on global transfers of data based on accountability, and has led the movement in the US to adopt harms based approaches to privacy. Mr. Abrams has given privacy talks on five continents and has participated in four APEC privacy workshops. He has an M.A. from the University of Illinois and a B.A. magna cum laude from the State University of New York (SUNY).
Dr. Katherine Albrecht
Dr. Katherine Albrecht is the director of CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering), an organization she founded in 1999 to advocate free-market, consumer-based solutions to the problem of retail privacy invasion. Katherine is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on consumer privacy. She regularly speaks on the consumer privacy and civil liberties impacts of new technologies, with an emphasis on RFID and retail issues. She has testified on RFID technology before the Federal Trade Commission, state legislatures, the European Commission, and the Federal Reserve Bank, and she has given over a thousand television, radio and print interviews to news outlets all over the world. Her efforts have been featured on CNN, NPR, the CBS Evening News, Business Week, and the London Times, to name just a few. Katherine is co-author of Spychips: How Major Corporations Plan to Track your Every Move with RFID.
Mr. Warren Allmand
Warren Allmand is an international human rights consultant, current President of the World Federalist Movement-Canada and former President of Rights and Democracy (1997-2002). He served 33-years as Member of Parliament for the Montreal riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grace. A lawyer and member of the Bars of Quebec, Ontario, Yukon and N.W.T, he has been both practitioner and lecturer. Mr Allmand holds several degrees, including a B.C.L. from McGill University and two Honourary Doctorates of Laws from St. Thomas University and St. Francis Xavier University. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1977 and among his numerous awards and honours is an appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000. Mr. Allmand held several Cabinet posts including Solicitor General (1972-76), Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (1976-77), and Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (1977-79). He is a member of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group and served as an expert to the Maher Arar commission of inquiry.
M. Claude Beaulé
Dr. Colin Bennett
Colin Bennett received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1986 he has taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, where he is now Professor. From 1999-2000, he was a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2007 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at University of California, Berkeley. His research has focused on the comparative analysis of surveillance technologies and privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. In addition to numerous scholarly and newspaper articles, he has published three books: Regulating Privacy: Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992); Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age (University of Toronto Press, 1999, with Rebecca Grant); The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in the Digital Age (Ashgate Press, 2003; MIT Press, 2006 with Charles Raab).
Mr. Laurent Bernat
Laurent Bernat is Principal Assistant at the OECD within the Science, Technology and Industry Branch in charge of technology issues and related policies in the areas of information security and privacy protection. Prior to joining the OECD in 2003, he was Associate Director of Projetweb, an agency specialized in Internet communications strategy, in particular in the health sector. He was previously in charge of information and communications at the French data protection authority (Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés - CNIL). Mr. Bernat has a Master’s degree (DEA) in political science and has graduated from the French Institut d’étude des relations internationales (ILERI).
Ms. Kirsten Bock
Ms Bock (Ass. Jur.) studied Law at the Universities of Kiel and Surrey, UK. She joined the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein (ICPP) in 2004 where she is Coordinator for International e-Government Projects. As Senior Project Manager, she in charge of the eTEN projects RISER: Registry Information Service on European Residents, IM enabled: A Service to Facilitate the IM Enabling of eGovernment Services, and EuroPriSe: European Privacy Seal. She has lectured at the University of Applied Science for Administration and Services Altenholz and the University of Applied Science Kiel.
Mr. John Borking
A former Privacy Commissioner for the Netherlands (1994 – 2006), John Borking is Director of Borking Consultancy, a one man consultancy firm on privacy protection and e-ADR (alternative dispute resolution). Mr. Borking currently participates in a number of privacy-related research initiatives including PRIME (Privacy and Identity management for Europe), EUROPRISE (privacy seals), the Dutch research group PAW (Privacy in an Ambient World) and the Norwegian research group PETWEB (PET for web applications). These initiatives cover topics as diverse as RFIDs, software agents, and trying to create an e-immunity environment around a person for protecting privacy and enhance security in the ambient world. He is general secretary of The Wroclaw Foundation dealing with standardization of privacy and PET technologies. He is and has been (co-) author of many books and articles about privacy and privacy enhancing technologies, software protection, computer law, e-gaming, alternative dispute resolution and e-mediation.
Mr. LeRoy Brower
LeRoy Brower is the Director, Health Information Act (HIA) for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta. Over the past five years he has led the health team in providing oversight of the HIA, including investigating privacy complaints, mediating request for reviews under the HIA and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), and reviewing and commenting on privacy impact assessments submitted to the Commissioner. Mr. Brower has held FOIP positions in the Alberta Government as FOIP Coordinator, Municipal Affairs; FOIP Advisor, Environment & Energy; and FOIP Coordinator, Social Services. Prior to LeRoy Brower’s work with the FOIP and HIA legislation, he was a child abuse investigator for Social Services.
Dr. Jacquelyn Burkell
Jacquelyn Burkell is a member in the Faculty of Media and Information Studies at the University of Western Ontario. She holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, and her research interests include the social implications of technology. She is currently involved in a SSHRC-INE, along with Valerie Steeves and many other research partners, that examine the impact of technology on privacy. She teaches courses on technology in the Media, Information, and Technoculture program that examine new technologies and our interactions with them.
Ms. Anne Carblanc
Anne Carblanc is Principal Administrator of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, France. Ms. Carblanc is on secondment to the OECD as Principal Administrator in charge of policy issues concerning the security of information systems and networks and the protection of privacy. Prior to joining the OECD, she was seconded to the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (the French data protection authority) where she served as secretary-general for a five-year term. She had previously served 10 years in the French judicial system both as a judge in charge of criminal investigations and as the Head of the criminal legislative unit in the Ministry of Justice. Anne Carblanc has a degree in modern languages and literature and a Master’s degree in law, and qualified as a “magistrat” at the École Nationale de la Magistrature.
Dr. Timothy Caulfield
Professor Caulfield is an international leader in the field of health law. His influential research, particularly his analysis of the legal and social issues associated with emerging technologies, has been cited by numerous provincial, national and international policy makers, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the OECD. He has been Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta since 1993. In 2001 he received a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy. He is also a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He currently chairs several committees, serves on a number of research ethics boards, is an editor of the Health Law Journal and the Health Law Review, teaches Law and Medicine in the Faculty of Law, and provides health law lectures for other faculties. He has just been elected to the Royal Society of Canada.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian
Dr. Ann Cavoukian was appointed Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner in 1997, and is the first to be reappointed for a second term. Dr. Cavoukian is recognized as one of the foremost privacy experts in the world and widely regarded as a distinguished speaker, frequently appearing at major forums around the globe. Dr. Cavoukian is the recipient of many awards including ones from the Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Psychological Association, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals, for privacy leadership and innovation. Noted for her seminal work on Privacy Enhancing Technologies in 1995, her mantra of "privacy by design" seeks to embed privacy into the design specifications of technology, thereby achieving the strongest protections. Dr. Cavoukian's published works include Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World (1997), written with Don Tapscott, and, The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust (2002), written with Tyler Hamilton.
Mr. Paul Chadwick
Mr. Chadwick took up the appointment as Victoria's first Privacy Commissioner in 2001.He trained as a journalist at the Herald and Weekly Times in the 1970s. At The Age in the 80s, he established the newspaper's use of the then new freedom of information laws. He has published books on freedom of information and on media ownership. For eight years, Mr Chadwick ran the Victorian operations of the Communications Law Centre, Australia's first non-profit organisation to specialise in articulating the public interest dimension of media and communications law and policy. In 1997 he received the Walkley Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism. Before his appointment as Privacy Commissioner, Mr Chadwick practised law in Melbourne.
Ms. Yim Chan
Ms. Yim Chan, CIPP/C, is the Global Privacy Executive, IBM Corporation and the Chief Privacy Officer, IBM Canada. Chan’s responsibilities include developing and implementing programs at the enterprise level for IBM’s global privacy management system and embedding privacy into relevant business processes. In her capacity as the CPO for IBM Canada, Yim Chan guides information handling policies and practices across IBM Canada. During her 28 years with IBM, Yim Chan has held several positions in software compiler development, industry solutions, and was formerly the CIO for IBM Canada. Yim Chan holds two patents for a Business Application Dialogues Architecture and Toolset in the privacy assessment environment and has obtained CIPP/C certification. Ms. Chan is a member of the Canadian and U.S. CPO Councils and is on the Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) which developed the Canadian certification program for privacy professionals (CIPP/C). She is a regular speaker at privacy-related conferences and is sought after for privacy-related interviews. Yim Chan graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science degree and earned a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. She has participated in the Women in Technology mentoring program in the Greater Toronto Area.
Mr. Michael Chertoff
Judge Michael Chertoff is second Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Chertoff formerly served as United States Circuit Judge and as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. As Assistant Attorney General, he helped trace the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the al-Qaeda network, and worked to increase information sharing within the FBI and with state and local officials. Before joining the Bush Administration, Chertoff was a Partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Special Counsel for the U.S. Senate Whitewater Committee. Prior to that, Chertoff spent more than a decade as a federal prosecutor in New Jersey and New York. As U.S. Attorney, Chertoff investigated and prosecuted several significant cases of political corruption, organized crime, and corporate fraud. Chertoff graduated magna cum laude from both Harvard College in 1975, and Harvard Law School in 1978. From 1979-1980 he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.
Mr. Nicholas Cheung
Nicholas Cheung is a Principal at the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) where he is responsible for the development and implementation of projects related to assurance services. He currently leads the Privacy Services area where he is focused on developing and raising the awareness of new privacy resources and services offered by Chartered Accountants. These resources include Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP), a global privacy framework developed by the CICA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to create a common North American privacy standard that takes into consideration international requirements. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada designation.
Mr. Simon Davies
Simon Davies is a well-known privacy and a pioneer of the international privacy arena. His work in the fields of privacy, data protection, consumer rights and technology policy has spanned more than twenty years. Simon Davies is the founder and director of the watchdog group Privacy International, but is also an academic, consultant, journalist, and author. He is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where School of Economics and Political Science, where he co-directs the Policy Engagement Network.
Dr. Alexander Dix
Dr. Alexander Dix, LL.M. (Lond.), was elected Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information by the Berlin State Parliament in June 2005. He was Commissioner of the State of Brandenburg for seven years and has 22 years experience in data protection and has published extensively. A specialist in telecommunications and media, he chairs the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications ("Berlin Group"). He is also a member of the Art. 29 Working Party of European Data Protection Supervisory Authorities, where he represents the Data Protection Authorities of the 16 German States (Länder).
A native of Bad Homburg, Hessen, he graduated from Hamburg University with a degree in law in 1975. He received a Master of Laws degree from London University after studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1976, and a Doctorate in law from Hamburg University in 1977.
Mr. Michael Donohue
Michael Donohue joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2001, where he works as a policy analyst in the areas of privacy, information security and consumer policy within the Science, Technology and Industry Branch. His recent focus has been on co-operation in enforcing privacy law. Prior to joining the OECD, he worked as a lawyer at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, focusing on international consumer protection and Internet-related matters. Michael Donohue has studied law and philosophy, with degrees from Trinity College, Dublin (M.Litt), the University of Maryland (J.D.) and the College of William and Mary (B.A.).
Dr. Martin Dufresne
Martin Dufresne is a criminologist and historian. He teaches at the University of Ottawa. With his colleague, Professor Dominique Robert, he is in the process of describing the way in which the genetic identification technology transforms criminology and the criminal justice.
Dr. Khaled El Emam
Dr. El Emam is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and the School of Information Technology and Engineering. He is a Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa. One of his areas of research is data anonymization. Dr. El Emam was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada and, before that, head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 2003 and 2004, Khaled El Emam was ranked as the top systems and software engineering scholar worldwide by the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research on measurement and quality evaluation and improvement, and ranked second in 2002 and 2005. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics, King's College, University of London (UK). His lab’s web site is: http://www.ehealthinformation.ca/.
M. Hervé Fischer
Hervé Fischer is a professor at the Faculty of Arts of the Université du Québec à Montréal where he established the International Digital Observatory (Observatoire international du numérique, www.oinm.org). A dual Canadian/French citizen, Mr. Fischer is a former student of the École normale supérieure de la rue d’Ulm, was senior lecturer in sociology at the Sorbonne-Paris V, holder of the Daniel Langlois Chair in digital technology and fine arts at Concordia University in Montréal (2000), and responsible for establishing the Quebec media lab, Hexagram.
Dr. David Flaherty
David Flaherty is a specialist in the management of privacy and information policy issues. He served as British Columbia’s first Information and Privacy Commissioner (1992-99) and is currently a member of the External Advisory Committee to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Chief Privacy Advisor to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. As a consultant, Dr. Flaherty provides strategic advice on the management of privacy issues and relationships with privacy authorities, advocates, and the general public; assessing privacy compliance; preparing Privacy Impact Assessments; managing privacy breaches; and developing privacy management plans. He began his privacy work as an assistant to Alan Westin at Columbia University in 1964. In 1974 he started comparative public policy work in Europe and North America that led to a series of books, including Protecting Privacy in Surveillance Societies: The Federal Republic of Germany, Sweden, France, Canada, and the United States (1989). David Flaherty has written or edited 14 books. He is a graduate of McGill University (1962) and has an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught at several Canadian universities and at Princeton University and the University of Virginia.
Mr. Peter Fleischer
Peter Fleischer works as Google’s Global Privacy Counsel. His job is to ensure that Google protects its users’ privacy, meets all privacy legal obligations, and helps to raise the bar in terms of privacy protection on the Internet. Mr. Fleischer is particularly committed to engaging with privacy stakeholders, advocates and regulators to ensure that Google is responsive to their privacy expectations. He works closely with public policy makers around the world to help update data protection concepts for the Information Age. Peter Fleischer has over 10 years’ experience in the field of data protection, including his prior position as Microsoft’s privacy lead for Europe and Director of Regulatory Affairs. He was educated in the US (Harvard College and Harvard Law School) and in Germany (LMU- Munich), and has worked for the last decade in Paris.
Ms. Cynthia Fraser
Cynthia Fraser is a Technology Safety Specialist for Safety Net: Safe & Strategic Technology Project of the US National Network to End Domestic Violence. Ms. Fraser provides international training and technical assistance on addressing technology’s impact on survivors of stalking, domestic and sexual violence. During 18 years working in Canadian and American systems, Ms. Fraser has staffed hotlines and shelters, accompanied survivors through court and social services, trained multidisciplinary groups, and worked in such national policy and research organisations as the US Institute for Women's Policy Research and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. She has sat on national advisory committees, coauthored several publications, and holds degrees in Political Science and Psychology. Ms. Fraser uses her experience with surveillance, information, communication and assistive technologies to build capacity and promote policy and practice that prioritizes the safety, accessibility, and privacy rights for all survivors of violence.
Dr. Michael Geist
Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce law. Professor Geist is also a nationally syndicated columnist on technology law issues and the author of the Canadian Privacy Law Review. He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School. Dr. Geist serves on the Expert Advisory Committee of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and maintains www.privacyinfo.ca, a leading privacy law resource.
Dr. Debra Grant
Debra Grant is a Senior Health Privacy Specialist for the Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of Ontario (IPC), the independent body that oversees the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the new Personal Health Information Protection Act. She graduated in 1991 with a Ph.D. in social psychology from York University. For the past seventeen years, she has worked for the IPC conducting research and developing policies on access and privacy issues in relation to a wide variety of topics including personal health information. She has worked on numerous submissions to the Ontario government on existing and proposed public and private sector privacy legislation and provides expert advice to government and health sector organizations on privacy issues in relation to personal health information.
Mme Éloïse Gratton
Ms. Gratton is a partner at McMillan Binch Mendelsohn where she practices law in the areas of commercial law and information technology. Prior to joining the firm, she acted as Director of Corporate & Legal Affairs for a wireless marketing company. She serves as head of the Legal Council of the Toronto-based Society of Internet Professionals.
As a member of the Mobile Marketing Association Privacy & Consumer Acceptance Committee, she actively participated in drafting privacy guidelines for the mobile marketing industry. She acts as Vice-chair of the Canadian IT Law Association Ad hoc Privacy Committee and is Senior Consultant (for Quebec) of the Canadian Privacy Institute. Ms. Gratton speaks frequently at national and international technology conferences and is a published author on emerging technologies and legal matters. She is the author of the CCH book entitled Internet and Wireless Privacy: A Legal Guide To Global Business Practices.
Dr. Peter Grütter
Peter Grütter, Ph.D. 1989 from the University of Basel, joined the Physics Department at McGill University in Montreal in 1994. His group works on developing tools, mainly scanning probe microscopy based, and applying them to problems in nanoscience, in particular nanoelectronics as well as to neuroscience. He won the NSERC E.W.R. Steacie award (2001), and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) 'Top 20 under 40 in Canada’ in 2002. He is the Scientific Director of the NSERC NanoInnovation Platform, Fellow and Director of the Nanoelectronics and Photonics program of CIAR as well as Director of the Quebec Strategic Regroupment in Advanced Materials and an Associate Member of the Centre de recherche sur le cerveau, le comportement et la neuropsychiatrie. In 2005 he won the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics from the Royal Society of Canada and was appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Mr. Ben Hayes
Ben Hayes from the UK, has been a researcher with the civil liberties group Statewatch since 1996, specialising in the development and implementation of EU Justice and Home Affairs policy. He has published widely on civil liberties issues in Europe and the “war on terrorism”, and is the author of Arming Big Brother (2006) on the EU’s Security Research Program. He works with of range of NGOs and community groups, and is joint co-ordinator of the European Civil Liberties Network, launched in October 2005. Mr. Hayes submitted his Ph.D. thesis in June 2007 at the University of Ulster and his book Authoritarian State: What Happened To Our Dream of European Union? will be published later in the year by the Transnational Institute, where he also works as a researcher on the “militarism and globalization” program.
Mr. Benjamin S. Hayes
Benjamin S. Hayes, J.D., CIPP, is the Americas Data Privacy Compliance Lead for Accenture, LLP. In that role he is responsible for Accenture’s internal compliance with privacy laws in North and South America, and also serves as a subject matter expert on privacy laws to the client-facing side of Accenture’s business. He is also the primary legal advisor to Accenture’s internal data security breach task force. Prior to joining Accenture in 2006, Mr. Hayes spent six years with the law firm of KL Gates, LLP (formerly Kirkpatrick & Lockhart), advising a broad range of clients on the law of privacy, information security, and records management. He is the author of numerous articles and publications on privacy law, and is on the Board of Editors of the Privacy & Data Security law Journal. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law and the University of Vermont, and has studied European Community law at Oxford and the University of Amsterdam.
Mr. Thomas Hillman
Tom Hillman is a researcher and designer of products and environments that are intended to foster learning. A graduate of Carleton University’s School of Industrial Design, Mr. Hillman initially worked creating such varied products as telecommunications equipment and swimming goggles. During a chance contract designing an exhibition for the Canada Science and Technology Museum he became fascinated by the idea of designing with pedagogical intent. After working on the design of both physical and virtual exhibitions for such museums as the Science Centre of Iowa, the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Tom Hillman engaged his curiosity further by enrolling in a Master’s degree in Education (Psychopedagogy). Now undertaking a Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education, his research continues to focus on the influence the design of an object or environment has on learning.
Mr. John P. Hopkinson
John P. Hopkinson is Security Strategist, EWA Information & Infrastructure Technologies Inc., an EWA Company and President, ISSEA (International Systems Security Engineering Association).
Mr. Hopkinson joined /IIT in May 2001 and is responsible for Standards and Consortia activities and liaison. He develops strategies and action plans to fulfill those strategies. John Hopkinson has over 35 years of experience in the security field in the military and commercial sectors. He has conduced research in many areas related to information technology security. Mr. Hopkinson was a key contributor to the development of the SSE-CMM, ISO/IEC 21827. He is the Chairman of the Technical Committee on Information Technology, Head of the Canadian Delegation for ISO/IEC JTC 1, he is a Member of the Academic Board of the International Systems Security Professional Certification Scheme, Member of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 and a Member of the Canadian National Committee on ISO. He has received the Award of Merit from the Canadian Standards Association and the Leadership Award form the Standards Council of Canada.
Dr. Gus Hosein
Gus Hosein is a Senior Fellow with Privacy International, a London-based human rights organisation. His work at Privacy International focuses on anti- terrorism policy and international policy-making processes. He is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he researches and lectures on technology policy. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the American Civil Liberties Union where he advises the Technology and Liberty Project. He holds a BMath from the University of Waterloo and a doctorate from the University of London.
Mr. Peter Hustinx
Peter J. Hustinx was appointed European Data Protection Supervisor in January 2004 by the European Parliament and Council for a five-year term. He has been closely involved in developing data protection legislation from the start, both at the national and at the international levels. From 1991 until his current appointment, Mr. Hustinx was President of the Dutch Data Protection Authority and also served as Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party from 1996 until 2000. He received law degrees in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and in Ann Arbor, USA. Since 1986, he has been deputy judge in the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam.
Dr. Ian Kerr
Ian Kerr holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, with cross appointments to the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy. Dr. Kerr publishes on numerous topics at the intersection of ethics, law and technology and is engaged in two large research projects. The first examines the impact of information and authentication technologies on our identity and ability to be anonymous; the second examines reform of Canadian copyright legislation. He has earned six awards and citations for teaching excellence, including the Bank of Nova Scotia Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Award of Teaching Excellence, and the University of Ottawa’s AEECLSS Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Kerr sits on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is co-author of Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business which iswidely used in Canadian universities.
Dr. Bartha Maria Knoppers
Dr. Knoppers holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine and the Chaire d’excellence Pierre Fermat (France). She is Professor at the Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Public Law. Dr. Knoppers is former Chair of the International Ethics Committee of the Human Genome Organization (1996-2004), and member of UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee which drafted the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (1993-1997). She is Co-Founder of the International Institute of Research in Ethics and Biomedicine Chair of the Ethics Working Party of the International Stem Cell Forum. Dr. Knoppers is a graduate of McMaster, Alberta and McGill universities (Canada), Cambridge, Sorbonne (Paris I) and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1985. Dr. Knoppers holds several honorary degrees and awards and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2003, she founded the international Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G).
Mr. Jacob Kohnstamm
Before his appointment to Chairman of the Dutch Data Protection Authority, Mr. Jacob Kohnstamm had been a member of the Senate of the States General for D66 since 1999. He chaired many organisations and committees including the Regieraad ICT Politie [Board for Information and Communications Technology for the Police] and served as State Secretary for Internal Affairs (1994-1998). In 1981 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives of the States General, serving as his party’s spokesman on defence, the police and justice and, from 1982 to 1986, as party chairman. Mr. Kohnstamm was re-elected in 1986. Between 1989 and 1994, he served at various times as spokesman for internal affairs, the police, public health and the Middle East. He also chaired standing parliamentary committees for the police and the National Ombudsman. Mr. Kohnstamm completed his studies in law at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a lawyer between 1977 and 1981 and between 1982 and 1986.
Mr. Stephen Lau
Stephen K.M. Lau was the first Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data for Hong Kong (1996-2001). Mr. Lau has 30+ years' experience in the information technology and banking industries in both the government and private sectors. He has a long and distinguished career, having held a variety of senior positions with International Computer Limited, Citicorp, EDS and the Hong Kong Government where he was head of the Government Data Processing Agency. In 1984, Mr. Lau was awarded Member of the British Empire (MBE) for his outstanding service to the Hong Kong Government and the community in the area of information technology. In 1986, he was made a Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society. In June 2001, he was made a Justice of the Peace.
Active in community affairs, he holds chairmanships/memberships of a number of advisory committees of the Government and Universities. He is also the Vice President (External Affairs) of the Hong Kong Computer Society and a director of the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation.
Ms. Philippa Lawson
Philippa Lawson is Director of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. From 1991 to 2003, she practiced administrative law and consumer advocacy with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Ms. Lawson is a nationally recognized privacy advocate, and has worked with Canadian and international consumer organizations since the early 1990s on many privacy-related issues, including the regulation of Caller ID and telemarketing, the development and implementation of private sector data protection legislation, and online privacy generally. She is a member of the committee that drafted Canada’s national privacy standard, is a co-investigator/collaborator on the SSHRC-funded "On The Identity Trail" project (see www.idtrail.org), and is a lead investigator for an Ontario-based multi-institution research project on identity theft. She directed and co-authored a 2006 report on the Canadian data-brokerage industry, accessible from the CIPPIC website at www.cippic.ca .
M. Donald Lemieux
Donald Lemieux is Executive Director, Information, Privacy and Security Policy for the Treasury Board Secretariat. Before joining the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in 2001 as a Principal Policy Advisor, Donald Lemieux held a number of senior government positions, including Director of Access to Information and Privacy with the Department of Communications, Legal Advisor in the Department of Justice’s Information Law and Privacy Division and the Access to Information Review Task Force. Since June 2004, Mr. Lemieux has managed the Government of Canada's policies on access to information, privacy, data protection and proactive disclosure, and provided strategic advice to Ministers and government departments. In his current position, he provides policy direction to ensure Canadians’ rights to government information are balanced with the government’s obligation to protect sensitive data. Mr. Lemieux has also led a number of key government initiatives including government security policy, identity management, disabled persons’ access to government services, and uniformity of government web sites. Donald Lemieux is a lawyer and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, specializing in federal information and privacy law.
Mr. David Loukidelis
In November of 2005, British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly unanimously appointed David Loukidelis to a second six-year term as Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia. An independent officer of the Legislature, he oversees compliance with British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection Act. Mr. Loukidelis' experience in access to information and privacy issues goes back to 1990. Since becoming Commissioner in 1999, he has written hundreds of access to information appeal decisions, privacy complaint decisions, public reports and policy materials. He has also participated in privacy and access to information policy development both nationally and internationally through a variety of working groups and forums. He also teaches access to information and privacy law at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law. David Loukidelis, who qualified as a lawyer in 1985, clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada, has a graduate law degree from Oxford University and has an M.A. from the University of Edinburgh.
Dr. William Lowrance
Dr. William Lowrance is a consultant in health research policy and ethics, based in Geneva. His focus in recent years has been on the use of health information and biospecimens in research. In 1997 he prepared a report, Privacy and Health Research, for the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; in 2002 a report, Learning from Experience: Privacy and the Secondary Use of Data in Health Research, for The Nuffield Trust; and in 2006 a report, Access to Collections of Data and Materials for Health Research, for the Medical Research Council U.K. and the Wellcome Trust. He chaired the Interim Advisory Group on Ethics and Governance during the startup of the U.K. Biobank. Currently he is finishing a project for the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute on privacy, confidentiality, and identifiability in genomic research.
Ms. Melissa Luhtanen
Melissa Luhtanen is a lawyer and a Human Rights Educator at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. She is a Member of the Law Society of Alberta and was called to the Bar in 2000. As an Educator Melissa Luhtanen has spoken in a variety of contexts including a Judge’s Education Conference, and the annual Calgary Teacher’s Conventions. Ms. Luhtanen sits on a number of committees which promote human rights in the province, including the Calgary Police Service Liaison Committee, Safety Under the Rainbow, and Youthsafe.net. She is currently working on a project on oil and gas issues and human rights.
Ms. Teresa Lunt
Teresa Lunt manages the Computing Science Laboratory at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), U.S.A., where she led the project to develop technologies to protect privacy in terrorist tracking applications. She has been assistant director for distributed systems in Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Information Technology Office, as well as program manager of its information survivability program, launching a series of ongoing DARPA-funded security programs. At SRI International she led development of the first high-assurance multi-level secure database system, the first computer intrusion-detection system, and a tool to detect inferences of highly sensitive information from less sensitive information. Ms. Lunt received an A.B. from Princeton and an M.A. in applied mathematics from Indiana University. She has served on a number of national panels and advisory boards including the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (AFSAB) and DARPA ISAT. She has received several awards for her work and is a member of the editorial board for IEEE’s Security and Privacy magazine.
Dr. David Lyon
David Lyon is the Principal Investigator of the Globalization of Personal Data Project and the Director of the Surveillance Project at Queen’s University.
Professor Lyon has been working on surveillance issues since the 1980s, when he discussed surveillance as one of the key issues of information-based societies in The Information Society: Issues and Illusions (Polity 1988). Since then he has been involved in many debates over information politics and policy in Canada and around the world as a result of his research and publications including The Electronic Eye (1994), Surveillance Society (2001) and Surveillance after September 11 (Polity 2003).
He is a founding editor of the e-journal Surveillance and Society and has particular research interests in national ID cards, aviation security and surveillance and in promoting the cross-disciplinary and international study of surveillance. He is currently preparing Identifying Citizens: Software, Social Sorting and the State for Polity Press (2008).
Ms. Fran Maier
Fran Maier is the Executive Director and President of TRUSTe, the leading brand in online privacy. Ms. Maier brings more than 15 years experience building consumer brands and enhancing consumer trust. She is known for her expertise in online privacy, online marketing best practices, and marketing to women. As a co-founder of Match.com she established credibility, safety and trust in online dating, making Match.com the favorite dating site for single women. In executive marketing roles at Women.com and Kmart’s BlueLight.com subsidiary, Ms. Maier has established both new start-up online brands and brought blue-chip offline brands onto the Internet. Ms. Maier holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University.
Dr. Bradley A. Malin
Bradley Malin is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University and holds a secondary appointment in the School of Engineering. He received a bachelor’s in molecular biology, a master’s in knowledge discovery and data mining, a master’s in public policy and management, and a doctorate in computer science, all from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of numerous scientific articles on biomedical informatics, data and link mining, and data privacy. His research in genetic databases and privacy has received several awards from the American and International Medical Informatics Associations. He has chaired various workshops on privacy and data mining for the IEEE and ACM. From 2004 through 2006 he was the managing editor of the Journal of Privacy Technology (JOPT) and is the guest editor for an upcoming special issue on privacy and data mining for the journal Data and Knowledge Engineering.
Dr. Michael G. Michael
Dr. Michael G. Michael, Ph.D., MA(Hons), MTh, BTh, BA is a theologian and historian who brings a unique perspective on Information Technology and Computer Science. Presently he is an honorary fellow in the School of Information Systems and Technology, at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is the former coordinator of Information & Communication Security Issues and since 2005 has guest-lectured and tutored in Location-Based Services, IT & Citizen Rights, Principles of eBusiness, and IT & Innovation. He has presented papers at numerous IEEE conferences including the International Conference on Mobile Business, the International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, and RFID Eurasia. He is currently co-authoring a book titled, Innovative Automatic Identification and Location-Based Services: From Bar Codes to Chip Implants. Alongside Dr. Katina Michael he has introduced the concepts of ‘überveillance’ and ‘electrophorus’ into the privacy and bioethics literature.
The Honourable Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons
Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. He was educated at Queen's, Oxford, and Dalhousie Universities. In 1973, he was called to the bar of Ontario and enrolled as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario. Mr. Milliken was a partner in a Kingston law firm until 1988 before his election to Parliament. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1988 as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands and was re-elected in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006.
Between 1988 and 2001, Mr. Milliken held several positions both in opposition and in government. On January 29th, 2001, he was elected 34th Speaker of the House of Commons, and on October 4th, 2004, he again won the position by acclamation. Mr. Milliken was then re-elected as Speaker on April 3rd, 2006. He is also the Chair of the Board of Internal Economy.
Mr. Colin Minihan
Ms. Marita Moll
Marita Moll is a researcher and writer on the impact of new technologies on society. She lectures at Ottawa’s Carleton University in the field of Technology, Society and Environment and is a co-investigator with the Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking alliance (www.cracin.ca) funded under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) Initiative for the New Economy. As former head of Research and Technology at the Canadian Teachers' Federation, she wrote many articles on the impact of new technologies in schools with a particular emphasis on privacy issues for teachers and students.
Mr. John B. Morris, Jr.
John B. Morris, Jr. is General Counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology, and the Director of CDT's "Internet Standards, Technology and Policy Project." Prior to joining CDT in 2001, Mr. Morris was a partner in the law firm of Jenner & Block, where he litigated groundbreaking cases in Internet and First Amendment law. As part of CDT’s “Standards Project,” Morris has actively participated in the work of the Internet Engineering Task Force, including the "GeoPriv" group working on location privacy in wireless and voice over IP contexts.
Mr. Morris received his B.A. magna cum laude with distinction from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following law school, he worked as a staff attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia before joining Jenner & Block in 1990.
Ms. Stephanie Perrin
Stephanie Perrin is Director of Integrity Policy at Service Canada. She was formerly director of research and analysis at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada which she joined in 2005, following three years consulting with Digital Discretion, her own company. There she wrote PIPEDA and Identity Theft Solutions for Protecting Canadians. She was also Research Coordinator for the Anonymity Project at the University of Ottawa, funded through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. She is the former Chief Privacy Officer for Zero Knowledge Systems which worked on Internet anonymity during 2000-2002. Before then, Perrin worked in the federal departments of Communications and Industry where she was one of the drafters of the CAN/CSA-Q830-96, the Canadian standard for protecting personal information, and led the team that incorporated that standard into the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (2000). She represented Canada for 10 years on OECD privacy working parties, and has extensive international experience on the practical applications of privacy law and policy
Dr. David J. Phillips
Dr. Phillips is Associate Professor of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He studies the political economy and social shaping of information and communication technologies, especially technologies of privacy, identification, and surveillance. He is the author of “From Privacy to Visibility: Context, Identity, and Power in Ubiquitous Computing Environment” (in Social Text), “Texas 9-1-1: Emergency Telecommunications and the Genesis of Surveillance Infrastructure” (in Telecommunication Policy), “Queering Surveillance Research” (in Queer Online: Media Technology and Sexuality) and “Negotiating the Digital Closet: Online Pseudonymity and the Politics of Sexual Identity” (in Information, Communication, and Society), and numerous other works exploring the relations among information, economics, ideology, policy, culture, identity, and technology. Phillips holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication
Mr. Francesco Pizzetti
Francesco Pizzetti is President of the Italian data protection authority. He is Full Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Turin’s Faculty of Law, Professor at the Link University of Malta in Rome and has held academic offices at other Italian universities. He advised Italian governments on constitutional law and public administrative law (1987-2001), and served as deputy-mayor of Turin (1990- 1993). He has also served the government on several conferences and commissions and was Director of the Italian Superior School of Public Administration from 1998 to 2001. He is a member of the Council of the Presidency of the Italian Administrative Judiciary and a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Association of Constitutional Law. He has performed extensive research on Italian and European Constitutional Law, concentrating on Italian Constitutional Reform, federalism, and developing a complex system of governance within the European framework and legal order. He has also written several books, papers and articles on constitutional law and administrative reform.
Dr. Deborah Platt Majoras
Deborah Platt Majoras is current Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Prior to her appointment, Majoras served as a partner in the antitrust section at Jones Day in Washington, DC, and also as a member of the firm’s technology issues practice. She previously served as deputy assistant attorney general and principal deputy at the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division. During her tenure, she served as chair of the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Merger Working Group and oversaw policy initiatives such as the FTC/DOJ Health Care Hearings, DOJ’s Merger Review Process Initiative, and the Mergers Best Practices Project. Majoras holds a BA from Westminster College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, where she served as vice chair of the Section 2 Committee and as a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee. Majoras also served as a non-governmental advisor to the ICN and was named by President Bush to serve on the Antitrust Modernization Commission
Dr. Yves Poullet
Yves Poullet , Ph.D. in Law and graduated in Philosophy, is full professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Namur (FUNDP) and Liège (Ulg), Belgium. He teaches different topics like : “Sources and Principles of the Law”, “Internet Regulations”, “International Commercial Law”, “Human Rights in the Information Society”. Yves Poullet heads the CRID, since its creation in 1979. He conducts various researches in the field of new technologies with a special emphasis on privacy issues, individual and public freedom in the Information Society and Internet Governance. He is legal experts near the UNESCO and the Council of Europe. He has been during 12 years (1992-2004) member of the Belgian Commission on Data Protection (Commission belge de la protection de la vie privée). In addition, he was since its origin, member of Legal Advisory Board of European Commission and the president of the Task Force “Electronic Democracy and Access to public records”. He has received the Francqui Chair in 2004. He also chaired the Belgian Computer Association ABDI (Association belge de droit de l'informatique). Yves Poullet is an active member of the Editorial Board of various famous law reviews. He is a founder of the European Telecommunication Forum, ECLIP and FIRILITE.
Dr. Leslie Regan Shade
Leslie Regan Shade is an Associate Professor at Concordia University in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research focus since the mid-1990’s has been on the social, policy, and ethical aspects of information and communication technologies (ICTs), with particular concerns towards issues of gender, globalization, and political economy. Her research contributions straddle the line between academic and non-academic audiences, including policymakers and non-profit groups. Dr. Shade was the Principal Investigator for a Social Science and Humanities Research Council-funded project that looked at domestic use of the internet in the home for children and youth.
Dr. Artemi Rallo Lombarte
Artemi Rallo Lombarte is Director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency. He has conducted research at international centres such as the International Human Rights Institute in Strasbourg, La Sapienza University (Rome) and the Centre de Recherche de Droit Constitutionnel at the Paris I-Pantheòn-Sorbonne University. He is the author of numerous monographs, books and scientific articles in specialised magazines and has participated in national and international research and projects on public administration, protection of fundamental rights in European integration, and political decentralisation in EU Member States. Mr. Lombarte has worked with European institutional support programmes in Latin America, aimed at promoting political decentralisation and strengthening parliamentary institutions, executive and judicial power. He graduated in Law with Extraordinary Prize Honours (1988) and Doctor in Law at the University of Valencia (1990). He is Professor of Constitutional Law at the Jaume I University of Castellón, where he was also Head of the Constitutional Law Department (1993-1998).
Dr. Joel Reidenberg
Joel R. Reidenberg is Professor of Law and a past Director of the Graduate Program in Law at Fordham University School of Law . He teaches law courses in information privacy and technology, intellectual property and international trade. Reidenberg has held appointments at theUniversité de Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne and René Descartes) and at AT&T Laboratories - Public Policy Research. Reidenberg is an expert on information technology law and policy. He is co-author of leading books and monographs on international data privacy issues and Internet regulation. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on data privacy issues, consulted to both the Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission on privacy issues, Prior to coming to Fordham, Reidenberg practiced law in Washington, DC and was a member of several Office of Technology Assessment panels. He holds an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, a J.D. from Columbia University, and a D.E.A. droit international économique and a Ph.D in law from the Université de Paris. He is admitted to the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia.
Ms. Rebecca Richards
As the Director of Privacy Compliance at the Department of Homeland Security, Rebecca J. Richards is responsible for developing policies and ensuring compliance with requirements for privacy impact assessments, system of records notices, and other associated privacy requirements for the Department and its components. Before joining DHS, Richards was Director of Policy and Compliance at and independent non-profit privacy certification program for companies doing business on the web. She has also worked as an international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce and worked on the U.S. – European Union Safe Harbor accord. She received her B.A. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a Masters in international trade and investment policy and an MBA from George Washington University.
Dr. Richard Rosenberg
Dr. Richard S. Rosenberg is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include the social impact of computers and Artificial Intelligence (AI). His work on the social impact of computers includes such areas of concern as privacy, freedom of expression, intellectual property rights, universal access, work and education. He has written many papers on privacy issues, free speech, and ethics. He has appeared before Federal parliamentary and provincial legislative committees, and has made presentations before the U.S. National Research Council. His most recent book is The Social Impact of Computers, 3rd Edition, San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press, 2004. He is on the Board of the BC Civil Liberties Association, and the president of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association.
Mr. Marc Rotenberg
Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC and teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center. He has testified before Congress on many issues, including communications privacy and encryption policy, and before the 9/11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism." He currently chairs the ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Protection and is editor of The Privacy Law Sourcebook and co-editor (with Daniel J. Solove) of Information Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing 2005). He has served on several national and international advisory panels and is the former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, manager of the .ORG domain. He graduated from Harvard College and Stanford Law School, following which he served as Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is the recipient of several awards, including the World Technology Award in Law.
Mr. John Sabo
Me Jacques Saint-Laurent
In October 2004, the Quebec National Assembly unanimously appointed Jacques Saint‑Laurent for a five-year term as member and Chair of the Quebec Commission d’accès à l’information. As Chair, Me Saint-Laurent is responsible for the oversight and management of the Commission, which is charged with the protection of personal data in the public and private sectors and with ensuring access to documents held by public agencies. As an administrative judge, Me Saint‑Laurent has rendered a range of decisions on requests for the review and examination of disputes that fall under the Commission’s jurisdiction. He has also chaired many Commission sessions, providing expert advice on access and privacy.
Since September 2006, Me Saint‑Laurent has been a member of the working group responsible for establishing the Association des autorités francophones de la protection des données personnelles, an association of Francophone data protection authorities.
Me Saint‑Laurent was called to the Quebec bar in 1976. Following five years in private practice, he held various positions including Director of the Bureaux de révision paritaires at the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail and Director of Legal Affairs at the Ministère de la Sécurité publique and then at the Ministère des Ressources naturelles. From 1995 to 2001 he oversaw the 25 prosecutors at the Ministère de la Justice in Quebec City. He was Assistant Deputy Minister and Registrar of Civil Status from 2001 to 2004.
Mr. Peter Schaar
Peter Schaar is the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. He was first elected Data Protection Commissioner on 7 December 2003, re-elected for a second two-year term as Chairman in 2006 and, in January 2006, Federal Commissioner for Freedom of Information. He is also Chairman of the working group of the European Data Protection Commissioners. Mr. Schaar worked from 1980 to 1983 with the Senate’s office for administrative services of Hamburg. He joined the Hamburg Data Protection Commissioner, working as head of section from 1986 to 1994, then as deputy from 1994 to 2002. In 2001-02 he was a member of the Attendant Commission to the Modernization of Data Protection Law. On 1 November 2002, he founded a private consulting firm for data protection in Hamburg which he ran as managing director until October 2003. He is also a member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (Society for Informatics), the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications (IWGDPT), the Hamburger Datenschutzgesellschaft (HDG, Hamburg Society of Data Protection) as well as the Humanistische Union (Humanistic Union). Mr. Schaar holds a diploma in economics.
Mr. Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, referred to by The Economist as a "security guru." He is the author of eight books —including the best sellers Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World, Secrets and Lies, and Applied Cryptography — and hundreds of articles and academic papers. His influential newsletter, Crypto-Gram, and blog "Schneier on Security," are read by over 250,000 people. He is a prolific writer and lecturer, a frequent guest on television and radio, has testified before Congress, and is regularly quoted in the press on issues surrounding security and privacy. He is the founder and CTO of BT Counterpane.
Mr. Trevor Shaw
Trevor Shaw is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant. For 30 years he audited Canadian government departments and agencies at both federal and provincial levels. His work has included performance and financial auditing, privacy auditing and reviewing privacy impact assessments.
In December 2004 Trevor Shaw was appointed Acting Director General for the Audit & Review Branch of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. He is responsible for developing the Office’s audit capacity and capabilities and leading audits of federal departments and agencies to assess compliance with the Privacy Act , as well as private sector entities subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act. His branch is also responsible for reviewing Privacy Impact Assessments completed by federal departments and agencies. Prior to legislative auditing, Mr. Shaw was a partner in a national accounting firm.
Dr. Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné is currently the International Economics and Governance Professor at HEC Montréal and “Électricité de France” Sustainable Development Co-chair at the École Polytechnique in Paris. He holds a Ph.D. in managerial economics from Yale University and taught first at INSEAD and then at the École polytechnique de Montréal before joining HEC Montréal in 2001. His main fields of research and expertise are the economic analysis of organizations, environmental economics and technological risk management, and he has published articles on these subjects in major scientific journals such as Econometrica and Management Science. Dr. Sinclair‑Desgagné has also worked as a consultant with a number of government agencies. In 2004 he was elected Fellow of the European Economic Association in recognition of his scientific work. In December 2006 he received the “Finance and Sustainability” European Research Award for his article “On Precautionary Policies,” which gives a practical view of precautionary policies.
Mr. Pankaj Sood
Pankaj Sood is the founder and Manager of the McMaster RFID Applications Lab (MRAL). As the manager of MRAL he is responsible for leading some of the key projects and developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with industry partners, key government organizations and other academic institutes. He has worked on and provided advice on RFID projects in multiple industries including Healthcare, Retail and Transportation. He is also actively engaged in looking at the privacy and security issues surrounding proposed RFID applications. Pankaj Sood holds a MEEi (Masters of Engineering in Entrepreneurship and Innovation) and a BEng (Computer Engineering) from McMaster University. Prior to leading the setup of the RFID Lab Mr. Sood worked as a consultant at Deloitte where he had served clients in Healthcare and Financial Services.
Dr. Valerie Steeves
Mr. Barry Steinhardt
Barry Steinhardt served as Associate Director of the American Civil Liberties Union for 10 years. He was recently named as the inaugural Director of the ACLU’s Program on Technology and Liberty. He was a co-founder of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign (GILC) and Chair of the 2003 Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference. He is a member of the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Census. He was a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Genetics of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the U.S. delegation to the G-8 Government and Private Sector Tokyo conference on Cyber Crime. Mr. Steinhardt is a 1978 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law. Mr. Steinhardt has spoken widely on privacy and information technology issues to U.S. and international audiences and has written on privacy and free expression in a variety of U.S. consumer and academic periodicals. He is a frequent guest on news and talk programs appearing on such programs as the Today Show,CNN Crossfire, CBS Face the Nation, and The Donahue Shows.
Mr. Blair Stewart
Ms. Jennifer Stoddart
Jennifer Stoddart was appointed Canada's Privacy Commissioner, effective December 1, 2003, on unanimous resolutions adopted by both the House of Commons and the Senate, for a seven-year term. Since her arrival, she has led the Office's institutional renewal, and has also reoriented it toward its multi-disciplinary approach to preventing privacy breaches in the public and private sectors, and to protecting and promoting the privacy rights of Canadians. Ms. Stoddart was previously President of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec, an organization responsible for both access to information and the protection of personal information. She has held several senior positions in public administration for the Governments of Québec and Canada. Ms. Stoddart has been active in the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, and has also lectured on history and law.
Mr. Roch Tassť
Roch Tassé is National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, a coalition of Canadian civil society organizations created to monitor the application of Canada's anti-terrorism agenda. Following his studies in political science at the University of Ottawa, he worked as a social worker and a journalist before joining the Ottawa-based NGO Inter Pares in 1985. For more than 15 years, he was responsible for the organization's programs in Central America and Mexico, with a special focus on peace-building, refugee and human rights protection, and democratic development.
Mr. Chris Turner
Chris Turner joined the Information Commissioners Office in late 2002 and worked initially in compliance management in the area of ’policing and judiciary’. After taking on a role for developing the Office’s audit capability he was appointed Head of Audit and Remedies within the Regulatory Action Division in 2005. Prior to his move to the ICO Mr. Turner spent over 30 years working in IT, primarily in project management and systems analysis, within a diverse range of organisations across sectors including leisure, finance and manufacturing.
Mr. Dean Turner
Dean Turner is the Director of Symantec Corp.'s Global Intelligence Network (GIN) where he works closely with Symantec's Advanced Threat Research team to identify shifts in the Internet threat landscape. Mr. Turner also manages Symantec's security intelligence and data feeds strategy and is Executive Editor of Symantec's highly successful Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), a twice-yearly report detailing the Internet threat landscape. Before joining Symantec, he was a co-founder of SecurityFocus, serving as Director of Operations and Content until the company’s acquisition by Symantec in 2002. Dean Turner has a BA in political science and strategic studies from the University of Calgary, Canada, and a Master's degree in security strategy from the University of Hull, U.K. He is currently working on a thesis submission for his doctorate in information warfare and dominance.
M. Alex Türk
Alex Türk was elected as President of the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) on February 3, 2004. He was initially appointed as member of the CNIL in 1992. He was the CNIL Vice-President from 2002 to 2004. In his capacity as CNIL member, Alex Türk was elected Chairman of the Schengen Joint Supervisory Authority (1995-1997), Chairman of the Europol JSA (2000-2002) and of the Supervisory Authority of Eurodac (2003). He has been vice-President of the Article 29 Working Party since February 2007. Alex Türk was elected as a member of the French Senate on September 24, 1992. He was re-elected in September 2001. He belongs to the Law Commission and to the EU Delegation of the Senate. He was elected as a Counselor of the Lille-centre County Council in 2001. Alex Türk, Ph.D., teaches public law at Lille II University. He is a lecturer at the Institute of Lille Political Science Institute and Catholic University.
Mr. Mark Vale
Mark Vale was appointed the first Chief Information and Privacy Officer for the Ontario Ministry of Government Services in July 2006. He leads the governments’ development and implementation of information management strategies that support sound business practices, build government capacity, and make access to information and privacy fundamental business considerations. Before joining the Ontario Public Service, Mark Vale was President of Information Management & Economics, Inc. helping governments and companies across Canada more effectively manage information and knowledge resources. Mr. Vale is an information economist with more than 25 years experience in information policy, strategy and planning, and implementing corporate information and knowledge management programs. He is one of North America’s leaders in shaping the information and knowledge management disciplines and has taught at the University of Alberta, York University, Stanford University and California State University. Born in Toronto, Mark Vale received his MA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Ms. Christine A. Varney
In 1997 Christine Varney rejoined Hogan & Hartson (Washington) as a partner to head the firm's Internet practice group. This practice provides full service assistance to companies doing business globally, including advising on antitrust, privacy, business planning and corporate governance, intellectual property, and general liability issues. Ms. Varney also provides antitrust, competition policy and regulatory advice to a variety of companies. Among them are eBay, Fox Interactive Media/MySpace, Ernst & Young, Zango, DoubleClick, Washington Post, Newsweek Interactive, Dow Jones & Company, AOL, Synopsys, Compaq Computer, Gateway, Netscape, The Liberty Alliance, Online Privacy Alliance and Real Networks. Before rejoining Hogan & Hartson, Ms. Varney was an assistant to the President and secretary to the Cabinet, and served as a federal trade commissioner from 1994 to 1997.
Mr. Nigel Waters
Nigel Waters is a director at Pacific Privacy Partners. Since 1997 Nigel Waters has been a full-time consultant on compliance with privacy laws to governments and businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United States. His notable privacy impact assessment work has been significant PIAs for the Hong Kong Government’s smartcard ID card and the New Zealand Government’s on-line authentication project. Prior to 1997, Mr. Waters has 12 years experience at senior executive level of implementing privacy and data protection laws particularly as Australia’s Deputy Privacy Commissioner (1989-97) and as Assistant Data Protection Registrar, UK (1985-89). Nigel Waters was Associate Editor of Privacy Law & Policy Reporter (1997-2005) and is currently on the Executive of the Consumers Federation of Australia and Principal Researcher to the Interpreting Privacy Principles Project at the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre at the University of New South Wales. Mr. Waters holds Masters Degrees from Cambridge University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Technology Sydney.
Mr. Wayne Watson
Wayne Watson is the Director General of the Investigations and Inquiries Branch of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). He is a retired commissioned officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) where he served for thirty–one years in Montreal, Valleyfield, Quebec City and the National Capital Region. Prior to joining the OPC in August 2006, (Chief Superintendent) Mr. Watson was Head of the RCMP Commercial Crime Branch in Ottawa. Wayne Watson studied Law and Administration at Laval University in his hometown of Quebec City. He has also penned articles on various topics including leadership, and corruption and ethics for different law enforcement publications.
Dr. Donald J. Willison
Willison is Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His training combines an undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree in Design, Measurement, and Evaluation from McMaster University, and a Doctorate in Program Evaluation from the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Willison’s research interests include governance over use of personal information for health research and the development of innovative systems for eliciting consent choices for participation in research. He has worked with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on several policy initiatives related to the use of personal information for health research. The most recent of these is the CIHR Best Practices for Protecting Privacy in Health Research, September 2005
Ms. Cathy Wing
Cathy Wing is currently Acting Executive Director for the Media Awareness Network (MNet), a national not-for profit education organization that has pioneered the development of media and Internet literacy programs in Canada since 1996. Cathy Wing has worked in the media education field for many years—managing the development of media literacy resources and programs for the education and community sectors. In addition, she coordinates MNet’s ongoing national research project—Young Canadians in a Wired World—which tracks the Internet habits of Canadian students. Ms. Wing is an internationally recognized expert on children’s Internet issues and trends. As such, she has presented extensively at international conferences and participated in various government and industry task forces on issues related to the Internet. With a background in film studies, Cathy Wing's previous career was in the film and television industry as a current affairs and news producer.
Mr. Joel Winston
Joel Winston is Associate Director of the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. That Division has responsibility over consumer privacy and data security issues, identity theft, and credit reporting matters, among other things. Mr. Winston is currently serving on the federal government’s Identity Theft Task Force, which was created by President Bush in March 2006. Prior to his current position, Mr. Winston was Associate Director of the FTC’s Division of Financial Practices and, previous to that, Assistant Director in the FTC’s Division of Advertising Practices. Mr. Winston is a frequent speaker and provides guidance and advice to the business and legal communities on consumer protection issues. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Frank Work, Q.C.
Mr. Work was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta in May 2002.
Mr. Work oversees Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the access to information and protection of privacy provisions of the Health Information Act and the Personal Information Protection Act. He also educates Albertans about the Acts, advises public bodies and custodians, and investigates potential abuses. From 1991 to 1996 he was Parliamentary Counsel to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and General Counsel to the Ethics Commissioner. In 1996 he began his career at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner as General Counsel and Assistant Commissioner. Mr. Work received his Masters Degree in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary and a law degree from McGill University in 1981. After a brief stint practicing corporate commercial law in Calgary, he worked for the Attorney General of Bermuda, the United Nations and the World Bank