Ms. Pachl is the Deputy Director General of BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, representing 43 independent national consumer associations from 32 European countries. Before this, she has held different positions at BEUC, starting as Legal Advisor, than working as Senior Policy and Institutional Affairs Advisor. In her current role Ms. Pachl leads BEUC’s work on digital policies, consumer rights, redress and enforcement. She is also responsible for horizontal and strategic policy such as EU governance and Better Regulation issues and represents BEUC in High Level groups, namely the European Commission’s High Level Group for Artificial Intelligence, the stakeholder group of the EU’s Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and the European Commission’s REFIT platform.
European Data Protection Board EDPB (EU)
On January 1, 2014, Andrea Jelinek, who holds a doctorate degree in law, became head of the Austrian Data Protection Authority. While still a student, she worked as a consultant at the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), later as a trainee lawyer and from 1991 as a legal officer at the General Secretariat of the Austrian Rectors' Conference. Two years later, she moved to the Ministry of the Interior, where she first worked as a legal officer and later as head of department in the legal and legislative department. One of her specializations - asylum and immigration law - helped determine her further career. From October 2010 to June 2011 she was head of the Vienna Foreign Police, followed by a position as Head in the Regional Police Department. Before that, in 2003, she was the first woman in Vienna to be appointed head of a police commissioner's office. Since February 2018, she has been the Chair of the Article 29 Working Party, and as of May 2018 of the European Data Protection Board.
Swedish Consumers' Association (SE)
Sinan Akdag is the digital expert of The Swedish Consumers’ Association, an NGO representing the consumer interest on national, regional and international level. Sinan’s work is centred on privacy and cybersecurity, but also includes accessibility, e-commerce and platform policy. The Swedish Consumers’ Association is a member of BEUC, and as such frequently takes part in coordinated enforcement actions along with other European consumer organisations.
Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS)(BE)
Prof. Dr. Gloria González Fuster is a Research Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)’s Faculty of Law and Criminology. Co-Director of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group, and member of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), she investigates legal issues related to privacy, personal data protection and security. She teaches ‘Privacy and Data Protection Law‘ at VUB, and ‘Data Policies in the European Union’ at the Data Law option of the Master of Laws in International and European Law of VUB’s Institute for European Studies (IES).
Snap Inc (US)
Jean Gonié is also French Foreign Trade Affairs Advisor and co-founder and member of the Board of the French Tech Amsterdam.