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iCLIC Conference Speakers

 

The Honourable
Mr Justice Arnold
 
Tania Baumann Paul Bernal Claire Bernier
Maurizio Borghi Neil Brown Joanna Cavan Luciano Floridi
Innocenzo Genna Bertrand Girin Ashley Hurst Jan Kerkhofs
Cornelia Kutterer Cédric Manara Alessandro Mantelero Mathias Moulin
André Meillassoux Diego Naranjo Frank Pasquale Miquel Peguera
Jaani Riordan Javier Ruiz Graham Sadd Graham Smith
Hugh Tomlinson Ian Walden Steve Wood        

 

The Honourable Mr Justice Arnold

The Honourable Mr Justice Arnold

Richard Arnold was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985 and became a QC in 2000. At the Bar he specialised in intellectual property law, entertainment and media law and information technology law. He was Chairman of the Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal Medicines Committee from 2002 to 2008, an Appointed Person hearing trade mark appeals from 2003 to 2008 and a Deputy High Court Judge from 2004 to 2008. He was appointed to the High Court, Chancery Division in October 2008. He was appointed to be Judge in Charge of the Patents Court in April 2013. He is the author of Performers’ Rights (4th ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2008), the editor of the Halsbury’s Laws of England title Trade Marks and Trade Names (5th ed, Butterworths, 2014), was editor of Entertainment and Media Law Reports from 1993 to 2004 inclusive and has published numerous articles in legal journals.

Tania Baumann

Tania Baumann is Head of Secretariat at Nominet, where she is responsible for managing the .uk policy process, including bringing .uk policy recommendations to the Nominet Board and stakeholder engagement. Prior to her appointment to Nominet in December 2010, she was the Acting Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (UK) leading its policy and advocacy activities.

 

 

 

 

Paul Bernal

Paul Bernal

Paul Bernal is a Lecturer in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law at the University of East Anglia, and specialises in internet privacy – his book Internet Privacy Rights: Rights to Protect Autonomy was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. He has written on the subject of the right to be forgotten too many times to remember – his first academic piece on the subject was in 2011 – and has appeared on the media all over the world discussing the subject. Other areas of research interest include surveillance by both government agencies and corporations, and the use of social media: he is a prolific blogger (at https://paulbernal.wordpress.com) and tweeter (as @paulbernalUK). He is also on the Advisory Council of the Open Rights Group, an avid supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers and a creator of Downfall parodies.

Claire Bernier

Claire Bernier

Claire Bernier is a partner at Bersay & associés. She has extensive experience in information technology and data protection law, intellectual property law and media as well as in criminal business law notably in cybercrime. Claire graduated from the University of Poitiers, from the Institute of Criminal Science of Poitiers, from the University of Bristol United-Kingdom (LLM in Corporate & insolvency Law and Intellectual Property, PhD/Master in law by research in Criminal Proceedings and Human rights) and from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (post-graduate of industrial property). Before joining Bersay & associés in 2014, Claire was co-founding parner of ALTANA since 2009 and before Of Counsel in Salans. She worked also in Nomos and Rambaud-Martel. Claire is a member of the Paris Bar, of ITECHLAW (in which she is a member of the Board of Directors, co-local representative for France and co-chair of the Data Protection Committee) and of AFDIT (in which she is General Secretary and Chair of the Personal Data working group). Claire is highly recommended in legal practitioners guides in “Intellectual Property”, “information technologies”, “online issues”, “personal data”, “business criminal law”. In 2014, she is mentioned in the Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who’s who and Leader’s league.

Maurizio Borghi

Maurizio Borghi

Maurizio Borghi is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management of Bournemouth University. His research focuses on copyright and data protection in relation to the Big Data environment. In this connection, he has investigated legal and regulatory issues of search engines, mass-digitization, digital libraries and archives, cultural heritage institutions. In 2013 he has published his second monograph “Copyright and mass digitization” (Oxford University Press, with Stavroula Karapapa) and in 2014 he received the Google Faculty Research Award for a project on distributed orphan works clearance.

 

 

Neil Brown

Neil Brown

Neil Brown is an experienced telecoms and technology lawyer at a global communications company. He is a member of the Institute of Law and the Web at the University of Southampton, and is currently writing his doctoral thesis on the regulation of over the top communications services. He sits on the media board of the Society for Computers and Law, and is a member of the Law Society's Technology and Law Reference Group.

 

 

 

Joanna Cavan

Joanna Cavan

Joanna is an interception, communications data and digital forensics specialist. She is the Head of the Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office (IOCCO) and is responsible for overseeing the interception and communications data activities of UK intelligence agencies, police forces and other public authorities. She is a trusted commentator on communications data and oversight and is regularly called to give evidence to Parliamentary Committees. Prior to joining IOCCO, Joanna was an independent expert witness in relation to forensic telecommunications (cell site – location analysis) and represented the prosecution or defence in a large number of serious and high profile criminal court cases. Joanna has a broad range of experience working in private industry and with Government, industry regulators, forensic telecommunications companies and Communication Service Providers (CSPs).

Luciano Floridi

Professor Luciano Floridi

(Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is the Director of Research and Senior Research Fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute, Governing Body Fellow of St Cross College, Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, and Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy of the Department of Computer Science. Outside Oxford, he is Adjunct Professor of the Department of Economics, American University, Washington D.C. He is an international expert on the philosophy and ethics of information, two research areas he has contributed to establish.

His most recent books are: The Fourth Revolution - How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (Oxford University Press, 2014), The Ethics of Information (Oxford University Press, 2013), The Philosophy of Information (Oxford University Press, 2011), The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (editor, Cambridge University Press, 2010), and Information: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is Editor in Chief of Philosophy & Technology and of the Philosophical Studies book series (Springer).

He is currently member of Google Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten”. In 2012-13, he was Chairman of EU Commission's "Onlife Initiative" project.

Among his recognitions, he has been elected Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow by the European University Institute; awarded the Cátedras de Excelencia Prize by the University Carlos III of Madrid, was the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics and Gauss Professor of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen. He is a recipient of the APA's Barwise Prize, the IACAP's Covey Award, and the INSEIT's Weizenbaum Award. He is an AISB and BCS Fellow, and a Fellow of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences.

Innocenzo Genna

Innocenzo Genna

Innocenzo is an independent public affairs consultant advising in telecoms and Internet regulation. He’s currently also Council Officer of Euroispa, the European ISP Association, and director of AIIP, the Italian ISP Association.

From 2007 to 2009 he was the chairman of ECTA (the European Competitive Telecommunications Association); from 2002 up to 2006 he was General Counsel of Tiscali S.p.A., with responsibility for the legal and regulatory affairs of the Tiscali Group.

Previously he practised at Ughi e Nunziante, a leading Italian law firm based in Rome and Milan. He became partner of the firm in October 2000. Before that he practised in Bologna at the law firm Studio Legale Bernini, while also serving at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Mr Genna graduated in law (magna cum laude) at the University of Macerata with a dissertation on the legal status of Berlin. He holds a L.L.M. of the College of Europe (Bruges) and a Magister Iuris from the University of Trier. He has also been awarded a Diplome at the Faculty of Comparative Law of Strasbourg.

Bertrand Girin

Bertrand Girin

Bertrand Girin is cofounder and President of ReputationVIP, a company that enables brands and leaders to control their online reputation and which launched https://forget.me, an online management service for The Right to be Forgotten within Europe. Bertrand formerly managed a European venture capital fund of 40M€ and worked for the group Air Liquide. An engineer from the Ecole Centrale in Paris, he has taught Innovation in the Executive MBA program at the ESSEC Business School and Ecole Centrale in Paris. He currently teaches online reputation management to CELSA graduates.

 

Ashley Hurst

Ashley Hurst, Partner, Commercial Litigation Group

Ashley is a commercial litigator and solicitor-advocate with a particular specialism in media and internet disputes.

Through his interest in the converging world of traditional media and the internet, Ashley has developed a practice covering all sides of the media and internet spectrum, acting for broadcasters, publishers, content providers, website operators and internet intermediaries on a whole range of disputes, from defamation and privacy actions to contractual and regulatory disputes.

In particular, Ashley has a growing practice in advising both well-established and fast-growth technology businesses on a range of legal and policy issues in Europe, including their liability for third party content.

His commercial litigation and reputation management experience combine to provide an excellent platform from which to advise companies in crisis situations, including data security breaches, employee wrongdoing and attacks from competitors. He has taken central roles in complex "bet the company" litigation, including acting for News International during the phone hacking crisis and for ITV in its litigation with Scottish broadcaster STV.

Ashley is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and was recently invited to speak at Harvard Law School and the Stanford Centre for Internet & Society on the subject of intermediary liability. He is also a member of the Media Committee for the Society of Computers & The Law and is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, in which he is described as "a powerhouse in online defamation."

Jan Kerkhofs

Jan Kerkhofs

Jan Kerkhofs is a Federal Magistrate at the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Brussels, Belgium, assigned to the Counter-Terrorism Unit and Cybercrime Unit. He treats federal and international terrorism and cybercrime cases on a daily base.

Previously he was a Public Prosecutor in the District of Dendermonde, Belgium, specialized in cybercrime, special investigation methods and serious organized crime and was appointed as leading magistrate in matters of cybercrime for the whole region of East-Flanders.

Before he was a lawyer (barrister) at the bar of Ghent specialized in criminal law and criminal procedure. He holds a Master in Law from the KULeuven, Belgium (1996) and a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (DEA) en Droit Pénal et Sciences Pénales, from l’Université Panthéon-Assas-Paris II, Paris, France (1997).

He is a member of the Belgian Cybercrime Cell (Belgian National Cybercrime Taskforce) and the Belgian National Platform on Telecommunication. He is assigned as expert of the Belgian delegation in the Convention Committee on Cybercrime (T-CY) of the Council of Europe.

Mr. Kerkhofs a is magistrate-cybercrime-expert for the BCCENTRE (The Belgian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research and Education). He is a trainer at the National Criminal Investigation School of the Belgian Federal Police and is co-responsible for the training in cybercrime of newly appointed magistrates and specialized magistrates at the Belgian Judicial Training Institute (IGO). He also gives training in cybercrime and related matters for several law enforcement agencies, bar associations and international institutions (ERA, Council of Europe, TAIEX, EJTN).

He is a member of the editorial staff of the ‘Tijdschrift voor Strafrecht’ (Criminal Law Journal) and publishes regularly on the subject of cybercrime.

He is - together with Investigating Judge Philippe Van Linthout - the author of the Belgian cybercrime standard work and field manual “Cybercrime”.

Cornelia Kutterer

Cornelia Kutterer

Cornelia Kutterer leads Microsoft’s digital policy efforts for Europe, Middle East & Africa with a focus on telecommunication, Internet jurisdiction, media and consumer laws. Prior to that role, she represented Microsoft in privacy, security & cloud computing matters at EU institutional level. In September 2013, she has been appointed to the Permanent Stakeholder Group of Enisa, the European Network and Information Security Agency. She has a long standing experience in Information Society & Internet policies and speaks regularily at regional and International conferences.

Previously, Cornelia was Head of Legal Department and Senior Legal Advisor at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, driving the policy agenda for consumers’ digital life with a focus on Intellectual Property, data protection and e-commerce. She has also gained experience in a top 10 law firm in the fields of competition law and regulatory affairs and in a German trade organisation focusing on the freedom of services. She started her professional career in the European Parliament as a political advisor to a MEP in 1997.

Cornelia Kutterer is a qualified German lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in information technology and telecommunication laws. She studied law at the Universities of Passau, Porto (Portugal), Hamburg and Strathclyde (UK).

Cédric Manara

Cédric Manara, Copyright Counsel (Google)

Cédric Manara, PhD, has lost his hair teaching, writing or consulting. He has been a full time law professor at EDHEC Business School (France) and held visitorships in Finland, Italy, Japan and the USA, published a lot on intellectual property and internet legal issues, and also was a consultant for e-commerce companies or law firms. He joined Google’s wonderful legal team as copyright counsel in 2013.

 

 

Alessandro Mantelero

Alessandro Mantelero

Alessandro Mantelero is aggregate professor of Private Law and professor of Innovation and International Transactions Law at the Polytechnic University of Turin.

At the Polytechnic University of Turin, he is Director of Privacy and Faculty Fellow at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society and Programme Coordinator of the Double Degree program in Management and IP Law (Polytechnic University of Turin and Tongji University of Shanghai). He has been appointed Research Consultant and Part-time Professor at the Sino-Italian Research Center for Internet Torts at Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology.

His research focuses on data protection, cloud computing, big data, robotics, e-government.

He was Visiting Researcher at Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2012), Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (2013 and 2014) and Visiting Professor at the Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (2013). He is Visiting Professor at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at the Open University of Catalonia (2015).

Mathias Moulin

Mathias MOULIN, CNIL, Deputy Director, Protection of Rights & Sanctions Directorate 

Having served as Deputy Director for the Protection of Rights and Sanctions Directorate at the French data protection authority (the "CNIL") since 2012, Mathias MOULIN began his path at the CNIL as a legal officer within the Legal Affairs Department. Six years later he would become Head of the Data Protection Officers Department and serve there for three years. Mathias has notably been in charge of answering and being the reference for questions related to biometrics, digital identities and telecommunications.

 

Andre Meillassoux

André Meillassoux, Attorney admitted in Paris and President of the French Computer Law Association

 André MEILLASSOUX is a specialized Attorney in information technology and intellectual property transactions and disputes, mainly on software, ERP integration, Cloud and IT services agreements. He has been renewed as President of the French Computer & Telecom Law Association (AFDIT), which organizes each year a number of specialized conferences & debates. He is a Local Representative –LR- for France of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw). He is a past president and currently vice-president of the IFCLA (International Federation of Computer Law Associations). He has been a founding partner and head of the IT department of a French-German law firm in Paris: BREITENSTEIN MEILLASSOUX HAUSER (BMH AVOCATS) and since 2008, he is a partner with ATM AVOCATS, a niche law firm specialized in IT / IP / Media. He advises and negotiates the contracts for French and foreign companies in their IT investments, software projects implementation, internet, databases, data protection and technology transfer related transactions. He works in French, English, German and Russian. He gives conferences and post graduate-courses on IT contractual techniques, notably with Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature (School for the Judiciary), École Centrale de Paris (a French leading engineering school).

Diego Naranjo

Diego Naranjo, Advocacy Manager (EDRi)

 After practising law in Spain, Diego Naranjo specialised in human rights law and worked in NGOS, the ICTY and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. He worked on a variety of Rule of Law issues before his current position at EDRi, where he is the Advocacy Manager in charge of copyright and data protection issues.

 

 

 

Frank Pasquale

Frank Pasquale

Frank Pasquale’s research addresses the challenges posed to information law by rapidly changing technology, particularly in the health care, internet, and finance industries. He is a member of the NSF-funded Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society, and an Affiliate Fellow of Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. He frequently presents on the ethical, legal, and social implications of information technology for attorneys, physicians, and other health professionals. His book The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015) develops a social theory of reputation, search, and finance.

Pasquale has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton’s Centre for Information Technology, and a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School and Cardozo Law School. He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University. He has testified before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, appearing with the General Counsels of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. He has also presented before a Department of Health & Human Services/Federal Trade Commission Roundtable and panels of the National Academy of Sciences. He served on an American Academy of Arts and Sciences working group on the future of mobile health (mHealth) regulation. He has received a commission from Triple Canopy to write and present on the political economy of automation.

Pasquale serves on the Advisory Boards of the Data Competition Institute, Patient Privacy Rights and the Electronic Privacy Information Centre. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Legal Education and the Oxford Handbooks Online in Law. He has served on the executive board of the Health Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), and has served as chair of the AALS section on Privacy and Defamation. He has been quoted in the Financial Times, New York Times, Economist, CNN, and many other media outlets.

Miquel Peguera

Miquel Peguera

Miquel Peguera is an Associate Professor of Law at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) (Barcelona, Spain). PhD in Law, University of Barcelona (2006), with a dissertation on the liability of Internet intermediaries. Visiting Scholar at the University of Columbia School of Law (2007-08). His research focuses on the legal aspects of the information society, and particularly on ISPs’ liability. His publications include “When the Cached Link is the Weakest Link: Search Engine Caches under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act”, 56 Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 589 (2009); “The DMCA Safe Harbors and Their European Counterparts: A Comparative Analysis of Some Common Problems”, 32 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 481 (2009). He is the author of the book La exclusión de responsabilidad de los intermediarios en Internet (Comares, 2007) and editor of the handbook Principios de Derecho de la Sociedad de la Información (Aranzadi, 2010). Co-editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law (jipitec.eu). Before joining the academia, he worked as a lawyer in Barcelona. He blogs on ISP liability at https://ispliability.wordpress.com His twitter account is @MiquelP.

Jaani Riordan

Jaani Riordan

Jaani is developing a broad practice in all areas of intellectual property and technology litigation, with particular expertise in disputes involving the Internet and computer technology. He joined Chambers in 2013 upon successful completion of pupillage, having previously qualified in Australia in 2009. Before being called to the English Bar, Jaani graduated with the top first in law and a degree in computer science from the University of Melbourne. He also holds a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford, where his PhD research examined the liability of internet intermediaries for online wrongs. While at Oxford, Jaani lectured in copyright, contract and trusts law. Jaani previously practised as a solicitor at the Australian firm King & Wood Mallesons in the Intellectual Property and Technology group. During pupillage, Jaani assisted on a wide range of matters, including patent, copyright, designs, trade mark and breach of confidence actions. He assisted counsel for Microsoft in Microsoft Corp v Motorola Mobility LLC [2012] EWHC 3677 (Pat), a complex telecommunications patent trial, and the successful defendant in Stichting BDO v BDO Unibank Inc[2013] EWHC 418 (Ch), a large trade mark infringement action. Jaani has substantial experience running and advising start-up companies. Jaani is the author of The Liability of Internet Intermediaries (2014, Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Javier Ruiz

Javier Ruiz

Javier leads on policy at the UK based Open Rights Group. His recent work has covered open data privacy, state surveillance and copyright reforms. Previously he worked as campaigner and organiser, and spent several years building citizen media platforms and supporting the digital activities of social movements in Europe and Latin America. His other interests include open hardware and bilingual education.

 

 

Graham Sadd

Graham Sadd

Graham is Founder and CEO of PAOGA Ltd, providing Personal Cloud for individuals and businesses. He participates in various forums including the UK Cabinet Office ID Assurance (IDAP) and BIS midata Innovation Laboratory (mIL), World Economic Forum (WEF) on Personal Data, Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium (PDEC), is a Founding Partner at the Respect Network, and is an Ambassador for Privacy by Design (PbD) by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. He is called to speak at various UK and European conferences, most recently The European Information Security Summit 2014, addressing the private and public sector on the importance of personal privacy, business confidentiality and trust, has lectured at INSEAD, UCL and Surrey University and served as NED for 1st Software Corp. in Singapore. Graham is an adviser and mentor to a number of Web 2.0 start-ups. From 1993 - 2001 Graham was a Founder and CEO of Infobank Plc. Graham's full cv can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/graham-sadd/0/96/b12.

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