Solon Barocas is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. He completed his doctorate in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where he remains an affiliate of the Information Law Institute. Solon also works with the Data and Society Research Institute and serves on the National Science Foundation-sponsored Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society. His research explores issues of fairness in machine learning, methods for bringing accountability to automated decisions, the privacy implications of inference, and the role that privacy plays in mitigating economic inequality.
George Danezis is a Reader in Security and Privacy Engineering at the Department of Computer Science of University College London, and Head of the Information Security Research Group. He has been working on anonymous communications, privacy enhancing technologies (PET), and traffic analysis since 2000. He has previously been a researcher for Microsoft Research, Cambridge; a visiting fellow at K.U.Leuven (Belgium); and a research associate at the University of Cambridge (UK), where he also completed his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof. R.J. Anderson.
Lilian Edwards is a UK academic and frequent speaker on issues of Internet law and intellectual property. She is on the Advisory Board of the Open Rights Group and the Foundation for Internet Privacy Research and is the Professor specialising in Internet law at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Seda Gürses is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at CITP, Princeton University and an FWO fellow at COSIC, University of Leuven in Belgium. She works on privacy and requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies and surveillance. Previously she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Media, Culture and Communications Department at NYU Steinhardt and at the Information Law Institute at NYU Law School, where she was also part of the Intel Science and Technology Center on Social Computing. She completed her PhD at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Leuven, where she was also a member of the Privacy and Identity Management Group at COSIC in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Dr. Eleni Kosta is Associate Professor of Technology Regulation at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands). Eleni obtained her law degree at the University of Athens (Greece) in 2002 and a Masters degree in Public Law at the same University in 2004. In 2005 Eleni completed an LL.M. in legal informatics at the University of Hannover (Germany) and in 2011 she was awarded the title of Doctor of Laws at the KU Leuven (Belgium) with a thesis on consent in data protection. Eleni is conducting research on privacy and data protection, specialising in electronic communications and new technologies, as well as on health law and intellectual property. She has been involved in numerous EU and national research projects. In 2014 Eleni was awarded a three-year personal research grant for research on privacy and surveillance by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (VENI/NWO).
Stefania Milan (stefaniamilan.net) is an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, and the Principal Investigator of the DATACTIVE project, exploring the politics of massive data collection (European Research Council Starting Grant 639379). She is also a research associate at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (Tilburg University) and at the Internet Policy Observatory of Annenberg School of Communication (University of Pennsylvania). Her research explores internet and cybersecurity governance, grassroots engagement with technology, and data epistemologies, not necessarily in this order. Stefania is the author of Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and co-author of Media/Society (Sage, 2011). Stefania is a member of the working group 'An Internet Free and Secure' of the Freedom Online Coalition, and sits on the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organisation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science, at New York University, where she is also Director of the Information Law Institute. Her work spans social, ethical, and political dimensions of information technology and digital media. She has written and edited nine books, including Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest, with F. Brunton (MIT Press, 2015), Values at Play in Digital Games, with M. Flanagan (MIT Press, 2014), and Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford, 2010) and her research publications have appeared in journals of philosophy, politics, law, media studies, information studies, and computer science. The National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator have supported her work on privacy, trust online, and security, as well as several studies of values embodied in computer system design, search engines, digital games, facial recognition technology, and health information systems. Nissenbaum holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Before joining the faculty at NYU, she served as Associate Director of the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
Jo Pierson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium (Faculty of Economic, Political and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School). He is also Senior Researcher and staff member at the research centre SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication) since 1996. In this position he is co-founder of the User Empowerment unit part of Flanders' digital research and entrepreneurship hub iMinds, where he is currently in charge of the research on privacy in social, mobile and ubiquitous media. In the past he has worked as researcher-advisor for the Dutch knowledge institute TNO in Delft (The Netherlands). He lectures undergraduate and master courses at various universities (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Hasselt University, University of Amsterdam), covering socio-economic issues relating to the information society, digital media marketing, digital broadcasting, and user innovation in new media. Drawing upon media and communication studies, in combination with science and technology studies, his research focus is on privacy, domestication, and datafication of media technologies.