Future of Privacy Forum (US)
Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna is Senior Counsel for the Future of Privacy Forum, a think-tank based in Washington DC, where she leads the work on Global privacy developments and European data protection law and policy. Prior to moving to the US in 2016, she worked for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels. She holds a PhD in law with a thesis on the rights of the data subject from the perspective of their adjudication in civil law and is a co-author of the GDPR Commentary, OUP 2020. Gabriela won the inaugural CPDP Junior Scholar Award (2014).
Office of California Attorney General (US)
Stacey Schesser is the Supervising Deputy Attorney General for the Privacy Unit in the Consumer Protection Section of the Office of the California Attorney General. Her recent matters include People v. Glow, People v. Equifax, and leading the team that drafted regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Stacey was recently recognized as one of the Recorder’s “Women Leader in Tech Law” and was the only public sector recipient of this award. Stacey received her J.D. at UC Berkeley’s School of Law, where she wrote on privacy law issues for the California Law Review, and received her B.A. at Douglass College, Rutgers University.
Wilson Sonsini (US)
Lydia Parnes co-chairs the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice at Wilson Sonsini. The former director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, she advises companies of complex privacy and data protection laws and represents them in high-stakes regulatory investigations.
Senior Counsel U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (US)
Georgetown University (US)
Anupam Chander is Professor of Law at Georgetown University. The author of The Electronic Silk Road (Yale Univ. Press), he is an expert on the global regulation of new technologies. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law, he clerked for Chief Judge Jon O. Newman of the 2nd Circuit and Judge William A. Norris of the 9th Circuit. He practiced law in NY and Hong Kong with Cleary, Gottlieb. He has been a visiting professor at Yale, Chicago, Stanford, Cornell, & Tsinghua. A recipient of Google Research Awards and an Andrew Mellon grant on surveillance, he has served as a consultant to the World Bank, World Economic Forum and UNCTAD.