Advisory Board

Members of the PHAEDRA II Advisory Board – by reviewing the project’s work, offering advice on specific issues concerning its subject-matter and actively taking part in certain events, namely workshops and roundtables – will contribute to the project’s development and will ensure high quality of its work. Six distinguished experts in privacy and personal data protection matters have kindly accepted PHAEDRA II’s invitation to join this Board:

  • Franziska Boehm is Assistant professor for IT-Law at the Institute for Information-, Telecommunication- and Media Law (ITM) at the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster and lecturer of the University of Luxembourg since October 2012. In 2011 and 2012 she worked as a post-doc at the University of Luxembourg at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and as a researcher at the Luxembourgish data protection authority. Franziska holds a PhD from the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. The title of her PhD was “Information sharing and data protection in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice – Towards harmonised data protection principles for EU-internal information exchange”, published by Springer as a book. Personal website
     
  • Michał Boni MEP is Member of the European Parliament (EP), Member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) and Supplement Member of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). Before being elected to the EP, he was Minister of Administration and Digitization of Poland (2011-2013). Host of the Congress of Freedom on the Internet, organizer of the consultation on digital privacy and data protection, creator of the Governmental Operational Programme Digital Poland 2014-2020, which aims to foster internet development in Poland, author of the report “State 2.0 – a new start for e-administration”. Former Minister of Labour and Social Policy (1991-1992), Head of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister (the Secretary of State 2008-2009 and Minister 2009-2011) responsible for preparing several strategic plans of the government, such as “Report on Polish Intellectual Capital”, “Poland 2030. Development Challenges” and “Youth 2011”. Personal website
     
  • Sophie Kwasny is Head of the Data Protection Unit at the Council of Europe and is responsible for standard-setting (notably the current modernisation exercise of Convention 108) and policy on data protection and privacy, including new technologies and the Internet. Promoting Convention 108, the sole data protection treaty in the world, is an important part of her work. She is a graduate of the Strasbourg Law University and has been working for the Council of Europe for over 15 years on a variety of topics ranging from prisons’ reforms to medical insurance, or from the independence of the judiciary to nationality law. Her passion for data protection started in 2011, at a time when the review of other existing legal frameworks started, trying to address constantly increasing challenges to data protection. Personal website
     
  • Ian Lloyd is a senior research fellow in iLaws at the University of Southampton. He is also a director of the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy. He has been a member of the European Commission’s Legal Advisory Board on the Information Market and is a past Board member of the Society for Computers and Law. He has written extensively in the field of data protection beginning with his 1984 PhD thesis entitled, “Data Processing and Individual Freedom. Data Protection and Beyond”. Subsequently he has published “The Data Protection Act 1998” (Butterworths) and “Information Technology Law” (Oxford University Press) which is currently in its seventh edition. Personal website
     
  • Juan Fernando López Aguilar MEP is Member of the European Parliament since June 2009, where he served as Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and as Head of the Spanish Socialist Delegation until May 2014. Prior to this he was a member of the Spanish Parliament from 2000 to 2009 and became Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party in the Canary Islands (PSC-PSOE) in 2007. He was Minister of Justice from 2004 to 2007 but has also spent much of his career as a Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Las Palmas. He holds M.A. in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Massachusetts (1988), B.A. in Law Degree from the University of Granada (1984), B.A. in Political Science Degree from the University Complutense of Madrid (1986) and Ph.D. in Law from the University of Bologna (1986).
     
  • Dan Jerker B. Svantesson is Co-Director of the Centre for Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law, Bond University, Australia and Researcher at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University. He specialises in international aspects of the IT society, a field within which he has published a range of books and articles, and given presentations in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe. He is Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2012-2016) and Managing Editor for International Data Privacy Law, published by Oxford University Press. Prof. Svantesson is Member of the Editorial Boards for the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, the Commonwealth Law Bulletin, the International Review of Law Computers and Technology, the Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology and the Computer Law and Security Review. Personal website

The project’s Advisory Board is managed by the Coordinator, VUB-LSTS.