All speakers listed alphabetically.
All speakers listed alphabetically.
Jürgen Bänsch is Director Policy and Public Affairs of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe. He drives the video games sector’s public affairs agenda in relation to a wide range of policy areas, including but not limited to data protection, privacy and security, minor and consumer protection, e-commerce and platform regulations, e-skills and education.
Jürgen also leads the government relations program of PEGI S.A., the organization that manages the pan-European age rating system for video games PEGI. In that capacity, he oversees the establishment of a co-regulatory framework that addresses societal concerns on behalf of 2300+ companies in close cooperation with European Institutions and Member States.
Jürgen’s previous professional background includes positions in the European trade and telecommunications sectors. Jürgen holds a Master in History and one in Political Science from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
Andrew Carroll is acting Head of Children’s Policy at the Irish Data Protection Commission. He joined the DPC in early 2019 and was assigned to the Children’s Policy Unit, as part of which he worked on the DPC’s 2019 public consultation on children’s data protection rights as well as the “Children’s Fundamentals” data protection guidance which was published in final form at the end of this year.
Prior to joining the DPC, Andrew worked in Brussels for five years as a research assistant on EU affairs at the Japanese Mission to the European Union and previously as a project manager at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. Andrew has a diploma in data protection law from the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, a certificate in information privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and studied history and international relations at UCD, the University of St Andrews, and Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó (male) has studied law, philosophy, and linguistics in Vienna and Paris. In 1997 he got his Dr. iur. (Dissertation in legal theory). Between the years 1990-2000 he has been Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna (Austria). From 2000 to 2017 he was a full Professor for Legal Informatics and IT-Law at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover. Since 2017, he is full Professor for Technology Law and Intellectual Property at the University of Vienna and head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law. He has substantial teaching and consulting experience in all fields of IT-Law, legal informatics, civil law, law history and legal theory, has served as data protection officer and CIO of Leibniz University of Hanover for more than 4 years and currently leads the work of the Department on fifteen third-party funded projects. He is one of two expert members of the Data Protection Council of the Republic of Austria, and co-Chair of the newly founded Research Platform “Governance of Digital Practices”.
Brian O’Neill, PhD is Emeritus Professor at Technological University Dublin. His research focuses on young people’s use of digital technologies, online safety and policy for the digital environment. Brian is a member of the Council of Europe’s Expert Group on Digital Citizenship Education. He also leads policy engagement for the CO:RE (Children Online: Research and Evidence) knowledge platform. He coordinates, jointly with the Leibniz Institute for Media Research - Hans Bredow Institut, the BIK Policy Map project for the European Commission. Brian is a Deputy Chair of Ireland's National Advisory Council for Online Safety (NACOS) and previously chaired the Irish government’s task force on Internet Content Governance. He is currently undertaking an assessment of the implementation of the ICT Principles for member companies of the ICT Coalition for Children Online.