Stephen Almond, Director of Technology and Innovation, leads the ICO’s team responsible for anticipating, understanding and shaping the impacts of emerging technology and innovation on people and society. He is charged with engineering information rights into the fabric of new ideas, products and business models as part of our dynamic digital economy.
Prior to joining the ICO, Stephen led a World Economic Forum initiative to promote the adoption of a more agile, innovation-enabling approach to regulation with governments and tech firms worldwide. He previously worked in leadership roles across the UK Government, including creation of the White Paper on Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and roll-out of the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund, which invested in regulatory sandboxes and similar initiatives to unlock technological innovation.
Rachael is an experienced counsel specialising in laws concerning data, including the GDPR, with a particular interest in the financial services, retail and tech sectors. Taking advantage of her IP/IT and Information law background Rachael regularly advises clients on data matters and is experienced in assisting international organisations on complex data strategy. Rachael advises on the full range of data matters particularly in the context of multi-national deals, compliance, data crises, investigations and litigation. She helps clients on all aspects of GDPR compliance including complex questions concerning data transfers, disclosure to regulators, export and extra-territorial effect and assists clients facing ICO enforcement action. Rachael has spent time as a legal advisor to the Cabinet Office and has experience in multinational deals, data crises, litigation and legislative drafting.
Jennifer Archie is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Archie possesses broad investigations, litigation, and counseling experience advising clients from emerging companies to global enterprises across all market sectors in matters involving computer fraud and cybercrime, privacy and data security compliance and program management, advertising and marketing practices, information governance, consumer fraud, employment, and trade secrets. Ms. Archie has particular expertise defending clients in Federal Trade Commission and state consumer protection investigations and preparing for and leading the response to complex and large-scale data breach incidents.
Prior to entering the practice of law, she served as Legislative Assistant and subsequently Press Secretary to Congressman Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) from 1983-86. She has lectured for various industry, client, and bar groups on diverse topics related to litigation or compliance issues relevant to state and federal computer crime and privacy laws, unfair or deceptive trade practice laws, and social media compliance considerations for regulated industries and public companies.
Ms. Archie has received significant market recognition, most recently having been named to Cybersecurity Docket’s 2022 Incident Response 40 List for the fourth consecutive year. She was also previously named as a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by The National Law Journal, and is recognised as a leading lawyer for Privacy & Data Security by the legal directories.
Rafi Azim-Khan is Head of Data Privacy, Europe and co-Leader of Pillsbury’s Global Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Rafi has been listed in Legal 500, Who’s Who Data and Chambers' Directories for many years for his e-commerce, data privacy, social media and marketing expertise and has the rare Hall of Fame ranking in the Legal 500 Guide. He knows a number of the Data Commissioners very well and has co-authored 5 books including Regulation of the Internet, The Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Law and E-Business: The Practical Guide.
Claudia is the General Counsel for the Information Commissioner’s Office. She heads up the ICO’s Legal Service and provides strategic legal advice to the Commissioner, the ICO’ s Executive team and Management board. Claudia joined the ICO in April 2021 from the Competition & Market’s Authority where she was responsible for the legal oversight of the CMA’s entire competition law enforcement portfolio, from the launch of an investigation through to decision and subsequent litigation before the Courts. Prior to the CMA, Claudia worked at Linklaters, London advising clients on all aspects of EU and UK competition law. Claudia is a dual-qualified Solicitor in England&Wales and Germany. She holds a Maîtrise en droit from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a Master’s degree from King’s College London.
Robert Blamires is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Blamires provides counseling and transactional support on cutting-edge regulatory compliance. He focuses in particular on data privacy, consumer protection, and payments, along with related IT/IP contracts and other transactional matters, and associated cross-border and multijurisdictional issues. He also regularly advises on proactive and reactive data security incident response, including managing suspected or actual breaches.
Mr. Blamires leverages profound insight into the priorities and demands of in-house counsel gleaned from secondments at several leading technology companies, both in the San Francisco Bay Area and in London. He also has a deep understanding of European regulatory enforcement, having spent two years on secondment at the UK’s consumer protection regulatory agency.
Antoine Bon is a legal advisor at the Belgian Data Protection Authority. He has completed an LLM in information technology at Fordham University and after working in the privacy and data protection area at the UN (Global Pulse), the New York State Attorney General’s office (Bureau of Internet and Technology) and the EDPS (Policy and Consultation Unit) took the New-York Bar.
Stephen Bonner is currently Executive Director, Regulatory Futures at the Information Commissioner's Office - Establishing the ICO’s stances on new technology applications and innovation initiatives involving data, and leading work to position the ICO effectively to regulate in the digital landscape.
Prior to this he spent nearly 10 years as Equity Partner at Deloitte LLP and KPMG LLP, in leadership roles in Cyber and Privacy Risk Services. Stephen's earlier career includes: Managing Director – Information Risk Management & Financial Change at Barclays PLC, establishing the IRM team globally.
Emilie Brunet is a legal and policy officer in the European and International Affairs Department at the French data protection autority (CNIL) since February 2017. She has been involved in the work of the Working Party 29, and she has been contributing to the work of the EDPB different subgroups and taskforces. She holds an LLM degree in European Law from the Queen Mary University (UK) and a Master degree in European Union Law from Université Paris I – La Sorbonne (France). Between 2011 and 2016 she worked for the French Prime Minister services (SGAE) for the coordination of the positions of the French authorities in the negotiations of the GDPR and Law Enforcement Directive in the Council, as well as for the coordination of the positions to be defended by the French Government before the European Court of Justice in the field of Justice and Home Affaires, including for data protection cases.
Iain is the Executive Director of the global trade body for the suppliers of age assurance technology, and project manager for the euCONSENT programme, delivering interoperable age checks and a mechanism for parental consent across the EU/EEA/UK. He read PPE at Balliol College, Oxford, has an MBA from UCLA and has previously worked as a management consultant for Deloitte, led a research team in the UK Parliament, and been deputy CEO of the leading UK charity GambleAware. He sits on the UK Information Commissioner’s Children Advisory Panel, and is founder of SafetyTech Limited advising clients in a number of industries on a wide-range of online compliance matters
Peter’s practice encompasses a wide range of areas in which technology interfaces with the law including data privacy, ecommerce regulation and technology contracts. He has spent time on secondment at a number of global technology and communications companies. He is editor of Data Protected, a review of data protection laws across 52 jurisdictions around the world.
Gail is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and Global Chair of the Technology Transactions Practice. Her practice focuses primarily on data privacy and compliance with global information laws. Gail advises clients on complex cross-border data compliance and security matters, including complex subject access requests, significant data breach matters, and innovative data projects that seek to support and drive the business strategy of our clients. She has also been engaged significantly with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its interpretation.
Gail is recognised by the legal directories as one of the leading data protection lawyers in the UK. She is described by Legal 500 UK 2020 as “outstanding in her ability to understand the problem, assess risk and provide appropriate guidance. She always makes herself available and has unrivalled command of the data-protection landscape”.
Richard is Global Head of Linklaters’ TMT practice and has advised clients on privacy related issues for more than 20 years. He has worked on privacy projects across the globe including major data security incidents, large scale privacy litigation, appearances before regulators, contentious and large scale subject access issues, the privacy implications of new technology, online monitoring techniques (including by governments), cloud computing and “big data”. He has recently led teams advising Thomson Reuters, BlackRock, RBS, Hewlett Packard, News International, Disney, Live Nation, UBS, KPMG, Hyatt Hotels, AstraZeneca, Sainsburys, Deloitte and the administrators of Lehmans on domestic and international data protection and information governance projects. He is a past member of the IAPP editorial board, currently sits on Tech UK’s data advisory group and is a member of the ICC’s digital economy committee. He is listed by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as in the first rank of privacy and cybersecurity advisors in the UK.
Julian is a Legal advisor within the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (APD-GBA) since March 2021. Prior to joining the Belgian DPA, Julian worked as a senior privacy and data protection consultant at EY for more than three years, during which he acquired extensive experience in the implementation of GDPR and ePrivacy requirements, such as data protection impact assessments, privacy policies and notices, records of processing activities and data retention policies, as well as in conducting privacy and data protection audits for organisations across multiple sectors and geographical locations. Julian earned a Master’s degree in European Law from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL, Belgium) and an LLM degree in European Law from the Institut d’Etudes Européennes (ULB, Belgium). Between February and May 2017, Julian also did a three-months traineeship at the European Commission (DG CONNECT - Data Protection and Privacy Unit), where he focused primarily on the recently proposed ePrivacy regulation. He holds a CIPM certificate from the IAPP (2022) as well as a DPO training certificate from the European Institute for Public Administration (2017).
Simon specialises in advising multi-national corporates on a wide range of data protection and technology law issues. He has over ten years experience with Dentons' tier one ranked data privacy practice advising clients on data privacy and information governance matters, including global data transfer solutions, data processor engagement, marketing and CRM strategies and data incident responses. He regularly advises clients on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, leading multiple audit and gap assessments exercises and implementation projects. He has also advised on multiple Binding Corporate Rules applications – both for data controllers and data processors – and Privacy Shield applications. His clients span the financial services, technology, media, retail and transport sectors. Simon was identified as a "Next Generation Lawyer" by Legal 500 for data protection, privacy and cybersecurity and recognised by Global Data Review as one of its "40 under 40" data lawyers. He has also previously sat on the Executive Committee of the Data Protection Forum and regularly speaks on data protection topics. He also regularly advises clients on complex commercial and technology contracts, including vendor procurement, outsourcing and commercial partnership arrangements. Simon has previously been seconded to clients in the manufacturing and financial services sector.
Javier is the managing director of Samaniego Law (Spain/ USA) specializing in Technology Law and Dispute Resolution. He is admitted in Madrid (Spain) and is Certified Foreign Legal Consultant the Florida Bar (USA). Previously, he was the Managing Partner of the Madrid office of Bird & Bird and previously he worked at Linklaters and Cuatrecasas law firms and Spain’s CDTI (Center for Industrial Technological Development). Javier is widely recognized as one of the leading privacy advocates in Europe by Chambers legal directory. He was one of the first lawyers to represent a private sector data controller during an inspection and the subsequent enforcement proceedings by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) back in 1996. Javier is one of the nine candidates running for the presidency of Spain’s AEPD.
Petra qualified as a lawyer in South Africa in 2007 and has since worked in both private practice and in the corporate world. She has extensive litigation and contract drafting experience. At PromoVeritas Petra focuses on advising our clients on marketing compliance, trademark, copyright, and licensing, as well as drafting commercial agreements, promotional Terms & Conditions, Data Privacy agreements and all manner of contracts for brands and agencies.
Mark Keddie is the Global Director of Privacy for Veritas Technologies LLC, a market leading multinational company that helps organisations to manage their multi-cloud environments, ransomware threats, storage optimisation and compliance readiness.
A career privacy professional with experience in energy, media, telco, technology and government, Mark is responsible for the Veritas global privacy and compliance programme. He has spoken at a wide variety of external events in Europe and America, contributed to in-house and external publications and has held positions in various industry privacy groups.
Georgie regularly advises household names in a wide range of sectors on all aspects of information governance and privacy.
She is a key member of Linklaters’ Global Data Protection Working Group and has advised extensively on recent developments, including GDPR and Brexit.
Paul is the head of the firm’s Technology and Innovation Group and advises on a wide range of information technology, data protection, intellectual property, confidentiality and freedom of information issues.
Paul is a leading expert on data protection and advises a large number of private sector entities and public bodies on their data protection obligations under existing and prospective data protection law, including advising on subject access requests, data security incidents, marketing obligations and consents, record retention matters, data protection notices, policies and privacy statements, data controller and data processor registrations as well as solutions to facilitate the transfer of data outside the EEA.
Paul is heavily involved in advising a number of private sector and public sector clients on their obligations under the GDPR, including carrying out data protection assessments and audits and completing data inventories in order to advise clients on what changes to processing activities, data protection notices and agreements etc to ensure compliance with GDPR.
Lee Ti-Ting is the Assistant Commissioner in the Personal Data Protection Commission. Prior to joining the PDPC, she conducted criminal prosecutions, focusing on financial and technology crimes, in the State Courts and High Court of Singapore.
She has served as a Deputy Senior State Counsel with the International Affairs Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore, where she represented the Singapore government at international negotiations and advised the Singapore government on public international law, in particular – trade law, intellectual property law and media and technology law.
She has heard civil proceedings in the Supreme Court chambers as an Assistant Registrar, and started her career as a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of Singapore.
She obtained her Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and her Master in Public Policy and Master in Law (Corporate and Financial Services Law) degrees from NUS.
Goodwin partner Lore Leitner has been featured in Global Data Review’s “Women in Data 2022”. The second edition of this prestigious list spotlights women at the cutting edge of legislation, regulation, and technology around the world.
Based in London, Lore is a partner in the firm’s Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice which focuses on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity in Europe, the UK and the rest of the world.
After her LL.M., 2009 from The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and J.D., 2008 University of Antwerp (magna cum laude) Lore was called to the Bar and is a Solicitor in England and Wales, and Brussels, Belgium. She speaks English, Dutch, French and German.
With over a decade of experience, she currently assists clients with the design and implementation of strategic global data protection compliance programs, including those driven by the GDPR, and has advised companies on data privacy in the context of business strategies that involve large-scale data use, regulatory investigations, and mitigation of cyber intrusions or data breaches.
She also has substantial expertise in M&A and capital markets transactions, assisting deal teams by advising on privacy, data protection, and other deal-related requirements.
In addition to this recognition, Lore was named to Global Data Review’s “40 under 40” for 2021-2022. A prolific writer, speaker and thought leader, her insights have been published in Privacy Laws & Business and the PDP Journal, and she has been a featured speaker at TechGC, the IAPP Brussels Panel and the annual Privacy Laws & Business Conference.
Recent publications include:
• Co-author, “New SCCs and the Future of Data Transfers in the UK," Privacy Laws & Business, March 2021
• Co-author, “Preparing for Brexit – EU to UK Data Export Solutions Needed,” Privacy Laws & Business UK, November 2019
• Co-author, "Finding a Legal Ground for AI," Privacy Laws & Business, September 2019
• Co-author, “The ICO’s Age Appropriate Design: Draft Code of Practice,” Privacy Laws & Business UK, July 2019
• Co-author, “How to Use Dashboard Cameras in a Compliant Way,” PDP Journal - Volume 19/Issue 3, January/February 2019
Global privacy director and executive team member at Onfido, fast growth AI company who digitally prove people’s real identities using a photo ID, facial biometrics and passive signals. Michelle has over 14 years of privacy and technology experience, across a variety of industries, including FMCG, retail and financial services. Having led regional and global privacy teams, built and managed privacy frameworks and advised on complex, multi-jurisdictional technology transactions and emerging technologies, Michelle is experienced in driving innovative, commercial solutions and providing sharp business focus and strategic leadership on global privacy matters.
Dr. Gwendal Le Grand is the Head of activity for enforcement support and coordination at the European data protection board (EDPB) since October 2021. He is particularly involved in the Coordinated Enforcement Framework (CEF), and the Support Pool of Experts (SPE) which aims to assist national supervisory authorities in their investigations and enforcement activities of significant common interest. Before joining the EDPB, he was the Deputy Secretary-General of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL). He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Paris 6 in July 2001.
James Lloyd helps clients navigate a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy-related matters. He is an experienced litigator and investigations lawyer who represents and advises clients on cybersecurity and privacy-related matters, including regulatory and internal investigations, incident response and cybersecurity resiliency and commercial disputes. James leads responses to significant enforcement investigations by international and domestic regulators, including the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, law enforcement agencies, and Parliamentary Select Committees. He draws on extensive litigation experience to defend clients when data privacy issues lead to disputes. Understanding what matters to regulators and the courts is at the heart of his approach to helping clients understand the privacy and enforcement implications of innovative data use-cases.
Timothy is currently serving as the Head of International Privacy and Data Protection Department of Tencent. He is also serving as the Data Protection Officer of the Tencent Group. Combining Timothy’s in-depth knowledge of regulations and best practices, and his understanding of enabling businesses to use privacy as a tool to gain trust from users and business partners, Timothy has assisted Tencent to design and implement a robust privacy compliance program and put Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default into actual practice.
Timothy is a practising solicitor in Hong Kong and qualified in the State of New York. He is CIPP/E and CIPM certified. Prior to joining Tencent in 2012, Timothy worked at a number of U.S. law firms in Hong Kong.
Fiona Maclean is a Partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Maclean brings a unique cross-section of knowledge and experience spanning data, technology, and commercial contracts to help clients navigate complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions within the broader framework of data privacy laws. She leverages her understanding of the innovative technologies to advise clients ranging from start-ups to technology giants and leading financial institutions. Her work at the nexus of the commercial and data worlds includes advising on operational resiliency risks and regulatory requirements including some of the most transformational cloud deals in the global market.
Ms Maclean has been recognised by the Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner for IT and Telecoms, and described as “a name to note for cloud, outsourcing and data privacy” in the Legal 500 Fintech 2021 guide. She was previously named a 2020 Rising Star by Law360 and listed by The Lawyer in the 2019 Hot 100 List as a “pioneering technology lawyer” sitting at the nexus of data and regulation, “designing new corporate trajectories in transformational fintech, cloud, and innovation deals”.
William leads Google's international privacy legal and consumer protection function, managing a team across London, Hamburg, Paris, Dublin and Singapore. During his time at Google William has worked on multiple CJEU data protection cases and regulatory matters and has represented Google with global policy makers.
William has helped Google product and compliance teams formulate internal policies and compliance plans on a wide range of issues including GDPR, right to be forgotten, AI/ML, cloud privacy and international data transfers and is a frequent speaker/ panelist at conferences and industry events on data protection and privacy issues.
Michael McEvoy was appointed to a six-year term as Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC by unanimous motion of the Legislative Assembly in 2018. Immediately prior to his appointment he helped lead the Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom’s investigation into Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. Commissioner McEvoy joined the OIPC in 2007, adjudicating more than 50 inquiries under provincial access and privacy law before his appointment as Deputy Commissioner in 2013.
He was a public school trustee for 12 years, a role that included two terms as President of the British Columbia School Trustees' Association and one as President of the Canadian School Boards' Association. He has chaired Greater Victoria’s United Way campaign and presently serves on the board of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. He obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 from the University of Winnipeg. Commissioner McEvoy has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1986.
Christopher Millard is Professor of Privacy and Information Law and head of the Cloud Legal Project in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He is also co-director of the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre and is Senior Counsel to the law firm Bristows. He has over 35 years of experience in the technology law field, in both academia and legal practice. He is Editor and Co-Author of Cloud Computing Law (Oxford University Press) and is a founding editor of the International Journal of Law and IT and of International Data Privacy Law. Christopher is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society for Computers & Law, a past-President of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations, and a past-Chair of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association. A selection of his papers is available for free download from SSRN.
Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad is the Director of Digital Policy at the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC). Using targeted research and global coalition-building, he and his team at NCC convince governments and companies to improve their policies relating to privacy, cyber security and digital rights in general.
Finn develops and promotes international standards as EU Chair of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue´s Digital Committee, which gathers 75 organisations from both sides of the Atlantic. Alongside his successful advocacy, Finn shapes opinion through addresses to audiences such as the European Parliament, G20, Harvard, Princeton University, SXSW and TED.
Some of Finn´s projects so far include privacy and security challenges posed by internet connected devices, user terms in apps, tech companies’ use of dark patterns and how online tracking is out of control. His team won the EPIC International Privacy Champion Award in 2022 for their work on tracking in apps and the adtech sector. In 2018, he was named one of Politico´s top influencers in the GDPR power matrix, and in 2017 he and his team won the European Excellence Awards for best Public Affairs campaign, for the work on connected toys.
He holds an MSc in Politics and Government of the European Union from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School.
Clayton Northouse counsels clients on transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters relating to global data protection and consumer privacy. He draws on extensive experience representing companies that have suffered cybersecurity attacks and consumer privacy incidents to craft defenses to litigation, congressional inquiries, and regulatory investigations.
A skilled litigator, Mr. Northouse has co-authored briefs and motions in the US Supreme Court, the US Courts of Appeals, and US District Courts.
Before joining Latham, Mr. Northouse was a partner at another global law firm. He previously served as a law clerk to Judge D. Michael Fisher of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Northouse maintains an active pro bono practice and regularly advises nonprofit organizations on their privacy programs.
Adriana Nugter has a long standing career in international wireless telecommunications industry - board experience.
Key areas: tech regulation and public policy, strategic, general and operational management, industry relations, public policy, stakeholder management, standardisation, certification, strategic marketing, interoperability, all in varying international and intercultural environments.
Mairead is a senior data privacy lawyer in the Legal Policy team at the ICO, where she provides legal support across the ICO’s domestic and international projects, including the ICO’s regulatory sandbox. Mairead joined the ICO in June 2021 from law firm Bates Wells, where she was a senior associate in the firm’s Data Privacy Practice. While in practice, Mairead supported a range of commercial, public and third sector organisations with their data protection compliance programmes, advising on subject access requests, complex data sharing arrangements and direct marketing practices. She also delivered training workshops to clients on everything from fundraising and PECR to preparing for the Children’s Code. Mairead has held trustee and advisory roles at a number of charitable organisations and is currently a trustee at the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.
Antonis Patrikios is a partner specialising in data privacy and cybersecurity and co-lead Dentons' Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Group. The group leverages a unique combination of subject matter expertise, extensive experience and global footprint to provide a one stop shop for global solutions to our clients' global needs.
Antonis is a data privacy and cybesecurity law specialist with extensive experience advising a wide range of clients, from multinationals through to growth companies, start-ups and public sector entities. He works with his clients to engineer business solutions that help them maximise business opportunities, unlock the value of their data and optimise risk.
He advises on all aspects of privacy, data protection and data security law including complex cross-jurisdictional matters, global compliance programmes, GDPR and new legal regime readiness, new projects and products, big data analytics, adtech, AI applications, commercial deals, cyber and data security incidents, and law enforcement requests. His specialties include carrying out impact assessments, risk assessments and audits, structuring complex compliance arrangements, advising on complex data deals, advising on all aspects of cybersecurity preparedness, incident response and breach notification.
Antonis is a dually qualified English Solicitor and Greek Dikigoros (Athens Bar) and a member of faculty of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He holds FIP, CIPP/E and CIPM status, and a PhD in internet law and dispute resolution from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.
Giles heads the IP and technology group at Freshfields and leads its London data practice. He advises on the full range of legal issues relating to data and cyber security, including navigating data issues in M&A, data governance, crisis management and IP rights in data. Giles is a regular adviser on international data privacy breaches and investigations, and frequently speaks on data issues, including at Privacy Law & Business’ annual conferences and at various tech conferences. He is a member of the City of London Law Society Data Law Committee and edits the Global Data Review Handbook.
Borja Sainz de Aja joined Uría Menendez in 1999 and is partner since 2014. He focus its practices on intellectual property, unfair competition and related litigation. Borja specializes in the digital, e-commerce and technology sectors.
He has led uncountable litigations on infringement, revocation or invalidity of IP rights, trade secrets, unfair deviation of customers, boycott and other unfair practices.
He regularly lectures Law on Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III and Universidad de Navarra and is one of the authors of the Digital Law Treaty, recently published by La Ley – Wolters Kluwer.
Ms. Schilmöller is a policy officer in the International data flows and protection unit at the European Commission (Directorate General Justice and Consumers) since 2017. She has a very broad experience in the area of international data flows. Ms. Schilmöller is heading the team in charge of the review of the adequacy decisions adopted under the Data Protection Directive of 1995. She is also responsible for UK related matters in the unit and has been closely involved in the negotiation of the adequacy findings for the UK and in other adequacy files, including the review of the Privacy Shield arrangement between the EU and the US. Ms. Schilmöller previously worked in the Legal Service of the European Central Bank, for the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, and in an international law firm in Brussels.
Elisabeth Stafford is Head of EU Data Flows at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS). She has led the negotiating team for the UK in the reform of the ePrivacy Directive and the recast of Regulation 45/2001, setting data protection rules for the EU institutions. Previously, she was one of the negotiators on the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive for both the UK, and for the European Commission. She has also worked in private office in the Ministry of Justice, leading on human rights and EU dossiers for the Minister of State. She holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, and a masters in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen.
Jeremy founded PromoVeritas in 2002 after a successful career as a senior marketer with Kraft, BT and Tesco. It was during his time as the European Promotions Director at Coca-Cola that he identified the need for a service that would deliver the independent winner selection & supervision that the national rules of many countries required, and acted as the bridge between agencies with amazing ideas and lawyers with a preference for caution. PromoVeritas is now the European leader in promotional verification and is a team of 40+, including inhouse lawyers and info sec specialists, and hundreds of clients running over a thousand campaigns a year in the UK, Europe & globally ( over 8o countries in 2021).
Rob is head of the firm’s Technology and Strategic Sourcing practices and co-heads our global data protection and privacy practice, Fintech and Cyber Advisory units. He advises on all things ‘data’, including data protection, privacy, cyber security and direct marketing. He regularly helps clients understand and mitigate risk, whether linked to a changing regulatory compliance framework or otherwise. Rob frequently writes and speaks at industry forums, has been published in PLC, Cyber Security Practitioner and Digital Business Lawyer.
Chris Taylor is an experienced multi-skilled senior manager with a history of delivering at pace in the public, third and not-for-profit sectors.
He is skilled in upstream regulatory supervision, policy development and implementation, certification and standards development, stakeholder/membership/subscriber engagement and retention, application of risk-based assurance frameworks, organisational development.
Chris is not very good at football, but experienced at watching it.
Linda Thielová serves as Head of Privacy and Data Protection Officer at OneTrust – the #1 most widely used privacy, security, and trust technology platform. In her role, Linda provides guidance on GDPR, ePrivacy, and global privacy-related obligations to support customers and product innovation and is responsible for overseeing OneTrust's data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements. She also conducts training and workshops on the global privacy landscape and regularly contributes to various publications and conferences. Linda is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPP/US) and earned a Master’s in Law and Legal Science from Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic.
Gerald’s working focuses are Data Protection Law, IT, Telecommunications, E-Commerce Law, Collective Employment Law and Contract Law.
He advises companies/groups e.g. from the manufacturing industry, electricity, health care, debt collection, automobiles and parts, pharmaceuticals, software and computer services, technology, hardware and electronics, telecommunications and utilities as well as the financial services sector; has accompanied numerous large compliance projects including drafting and negotiating agreements with service providers and company agreements. He has also developed an online platform for the establishment and maintenance of the records of processing activities and GDPR compliance. Gerald also advises clients with (potential) data breaches and procedures with the Austrian DPA. Gerald regularly publishes articles and is a much-sought speaker for privacy law.
Serrin Turner is a Partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Turner is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer. He leverages his unique experience investigating complex cybercrime cases to a broad range of clients on data security and privacy matters, including litigating multiple class action cases involving data security and privacy issues, and advising numerous clients in connection with responding to data security and privacy incidents
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Turner served for 10 years as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he was the Office’s lead cybercrime prosecutor. In that role, Mr. Turner regularly supervised sophisticated, cutting-edge digital forensic investigations and handled numerous complex cases involving computer hacking, data breaches, black-market websites, and trafficking in stolen payment card and personal identity information.
Ms. Turner was named to Cybersecurity Docket’s 2022 Incident Response 40 List for the second consecutive year. He was also named a Litigator of the week by Litigation Daily for his successful dismissal of a data breach suit on behalf of his client Zynga. He is a two-time recipient of the Attorney Generals Award for Distinguished Service, the Justice Department’s second-highest award, and has also received the John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation, the Justice Department’s highest award for trial litigators
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 a member 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 re-elected for the second term in 2014. Vice Chairman of the Working Party Art. 29 since February till November 2014. 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.
Dino Wilkinson is a partner with Clyde & Co and recognised as one of the leading technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) lawyers in the Middle East. He has more than ten years' experience of advising clients throughout the region on a range of transactional and advisory TMT matters, including data protection and privacy, cyber and data risks, IT contracting, emerging technology regulation and related issues.
Dino has supported local and international organisations doing business in the Middle East and worked with regional governments and regulators on a number of significant legislative developments in this area, including the drafting of electronic commerce laws, data sharing policies and privacy legislation.
Dino was recently named in the Hall of Fame by The Legal 500 for UAE technology lawyers and he is ranked as a Band 1 leading individual by Chambers Global 2020 with one source praising him as "the leading expert on privacy and data protection in Dubai."