FGV Law School (SE)
Dr Ian Brown is Senior Fellow with Research ICT Africa in Cape Town, carrying out research into cybersecurity, data protection, and human rights policy in Africa. He was previously the Principal Scientist for the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport; and before that Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the University of Oxford. He wrote Regulating Code (MIT Press, 2013, with Chris Marsden) and edited the Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet (Elgar, 2013). He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and British Computer Society Chartered Fellow and Society Board member.
Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF (US)
Christoph Schmon is EFF’s International Policy Director. He bridges EFF’s domestic priorities with our international policy strategy and helps to make sure that digital rights are respected and enforced beyond the United States borders. Christoph has deep expertise in EU policy-making and a special focus on international copyright law and online intermediary liability. Prior to working for EFF, he led the Consumer Rights Team at the EU Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and was appointed member of several expert groups to the EU Commission in Brussels. Christoph has litigation experience and holds a Ph.D in law. He was a researcher at several universities and teaches and writes about consumer law, digital rights, and private international law.
University of Aberdeen (UK)
Rossana Ducato is Lecturer in IT Law & Regulation at University of Aberdeen. She is also affiliated to the UCLouvain CRIDES, where she runs the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet module “European IT Law by Design”.
Rossana’s interests range from privacy and data protection, to intellectual property, consumer protection, law and behavioural science, and legal design, with a specific focus on the problems related to new technology and their impact on society.
She holds a Ph.D. in European and Comparative Legal Studies from the University of Trento. She loves windsurf, taekwondo, and sci-fi. She is from Palermo.
Dita Charanzová is a Czech Vice President of the European Parliament and Vice President of the ALDE Party. She is serving her second mandate in the Renew Europe group. Ms Charanzová has a doctorate degree from the University of Economics, Prague, and graduated from the Diplomatic Academy in Madrid. She is a former diplomat and has worked at the Council of Europe. Ms Charanzová is a member of the Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committee and substitute in the International Trade Committee. Ms Charanzová was named MEP of the Year in 2016 for Foreign Affairs and in 2020 for the Internal Market. She was among the 20 most influential women shaping Brussels politics in 2020 (Politico).