Data Privacy Advisory Group

The United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda has called for a "data revolution" for improved accountability and decision-making, and to meet the challenges of measuring sustainable development progress. Big data represents a new resource with the potential to revolutionize development and humanitarian practice. However, legitimate concerns about privacy and data protection present challenges to harnessing big data for public benefit.

Global Pulse's Data Privacy Advisory Group convenes experts from public and private sector, academia and civil society, as a forum to engage in a continuous dialogue on critical topics related to data protection and privacy with the objective of unearthing precedents, good practices, and strengthen the overall understanding of how privacy protected analysis of big data can contribute to sustainable development and humanitarian action.

All of the group members serve in their personal capacity, not as representatives of their affiliated organizations. Opinions and feedback will be based on members’ own field of expertise, and informed by generally accepted privacy principles and ethical standards.

Current members of the 2016-2017 Data Privacy Advisory Group include:

 

MR WANAWIT AHKUPUTRA

Deputy Executive Director, Electronic Transactions Development Agency of the Kingdom of Thailand 

Thailand

Mr. Wanawit Ahkuputra has a diverse professional background both institutionally and geographically, and has extensive experience in private and public sectors within local and international organizations. Currently, he works at the Electronic Transactions Development Agency, serving as Deputy Executive Director since July 2012.  + 

DR JOSE RAMON ALBERT

Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Philippines

Dr Albert is a Senior Research Fellow of the Philippine government’s think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies, and the President of the Philippine professional society of data producers, users and analysts, the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. for 2014-2015.  + 

MR LAHOUSSINE ANISS

General Secretary, Moroccan Data Protection Authority ( CNDP)

Morocco

Mr. Lahoussine Aniss is an IT engineer. He graduated in 1995 from E.H.T.P. School in Casablanca. He has held various management positions within the Ministry of Trade and Industry and within the Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC).  + 

DR GABRIELA BARRANTES

Escuela de Ciencias de la Computación e Informática Universidad de Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Elena Gabriela Barrantes S. (Gabriela Barrantes) is a professor at the Computer Science and Informatics Department (ECCI) (1) at the Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica).  + 

MR RIDWAAN BODA

Director, Head of TMT Law unit at ENSafrica

South Africa

Ridwaan Boda is a director in the Corporate and Commercial department, and is head of ENSafrica's award winning Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) team. He has considerable experience and expertise in the TMT field (including data and information privacy), having worked on and advised on some of South Africa’s largest and most prominent ICT transactions.  + 

MR ROBERT BOND

Partner and Notary Public at CharlesRussell Speechlys LLP

United Kingdom

Robert Bond is a Partner and Notary Public at Charles Russell Speechlys and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional.  He has specialised in data protection law since 1983.  + 

DR ANN CAVOUKIAN

Executive Director, Privacy and Big Data Institute, Ryerson University

Canada

Dr Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, Dr Cavoukian served for an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner.  + 

DR SINTA DEWI

Professor of Law, University of Padjadjaran

Indonesia

Dr. Sinta Dewi is a Professor of Law at the University of Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. She specializes in international law and information technology law. Over last seven years, she has focused her study on privacy issues, namely privacy and the impact of information technology on the individual, and the privacy regulatory framework from international and national law perspectives.  + 

DR DANILO DONEDA

State University of Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Danilo Doneda is General Coordinator at the Department of Consumer 
Protection and Defense in the Ministry of Justice (Brazil), where he develops actions regarding public policies for consumer protection in areas such as the protection of personal data and e-commerce.  + 

DR ALEXANDER DIX

Vice-Chair of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection

Germany

Dr Alexander Dix, LL.M. (Lond.), has more than 27 years of practical experience in German data protection authorities. He was elected as Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information by the Berlin State Parliament (Germany) for the first time in June 2005 and served here until 2016.  + 

DR KHALED EL EMAM

Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Ottawa

Canada

Dr Khaled El Emam is a senior scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Director of the multi-disciplinary Electronic Health Information Laboratory (EHIL) team, conducting academic research on de-identification and re-identification risk.  + 

MS TEKI AKKUETTEH FALCONER

Executive Director, Data Protection Commission

Ghana

Ms. Teki Akkuetteh Falconer has worked consistently on research and policy issues affecting information technology and telecommunications law in Ghana, and has worked on several legal due diligence and transaction advisory services in the ICT sector.  + 

MR GARY FOWLIE

Head of the Liaison Office of the International Telecommunication Union

Gary Fowlie is the head of the Liaison office of the International Telecommunication Union to the United Nations. Mr Fowlie is an Economist and Journalist.  + 

MR MARCIN DE KAMINSKI

Policy Specialist, Sida

Sweden 

Mr. Marcin de Kaminski works as a Policy Specialist for Freedom of Expression and ICT at Sida.  + 

DR CHRISTOPHER KUNER   

Director, Brussels Privacy Hub, VUB Brussel

Belgium

Dr Christopher Kuner is an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, Senior Of Counsel in the Brussels office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge.  + 

DR MOUHAMADOU LO

Former Chairman of Personal Data Protection Commission

Senegal

Dr Mouhamadou LO is PhD on Law of Information Technology Communication and a Chairman of Senegalese Personal Data Protection Commission. He holds a PhD in Law of Information Technology and Communication (ICT).  + 

MRS DRUDEISHA MADHUB

Data Protection Commissioner, Prime Minister’s Office of the Republic of Mauritius

Republic of Mauritius

Mrs. Madhub completed her LL.B at the University of Mauritius in 1998 and was also the Vice-President of the Student Union of the University at that time.  + 

MR CESAR MARTINEZ

Regulator, Comision Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Conatel) of Paraguay

Paraguay

Mr. Cesar Martinez graduated as an Electronic and Telecommunication Engineer from the National University of Asunción, Paraguay.  + 

MRS HELA BEN MILED

Commissioner in the Tunisian Data Protection Authority and Magistrate in the Tunisian Administrative Court of Justice

Tunisia

Héla Ben Miled is a magistrate in the Tunisian Administrative Court of Justice. She was a commissioner in the Tunisian Data Protection Authority-DPA.  + 

PROF BRITANGE NDEMO

Associate Professor, University of Nairobi Business School

Kenya

Prof. Bitange Ndemo is a former Permanent Secretary of former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication.  + 

MS CARLY NYST

Independent Consultant

UK

Carly Nyst is an independent consultant, formely serving as the Legal Director of Privacy International, a London-based NGO dedicated to fighting unlawful surveillance and promoting the right to privacy around the world.  + 

 

MR PABLO PALAZZI

Partner of Allende & Brea

Argentina

Mr Pablo Palazzi obtained his degree at the School of Law of Universidad Católica Argentina. In May 2000 he obtained a Master in Law (LL.M) at Fordham Law School in New York with a focus on IP & IT matters.  + 

DR ALEX ‘SANDY’ PENTLAND

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Director, MIT Human Dynamics Laboratory and MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program

USA

Dr Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland has helped create and direct MIT’s Media Lab, the Media Lab Asia, and the Center for Future Health.  He chairs the World Economic Forum's Data Driven Development council, is Academic Director of the MIT-Harvard-ODI Big Data and People Project, and is a member of the Advisory Boards for Google, Nissan, Telefonica, Monument Capital, and the Minerva Schools.  + 

MR ROHAN SAMARJIVA

Chair, LIRNEasia

Sri Lanka

Rohan Samarajiva is founding Chair of LIRNEasia, an infrastructure policy and regulation think tank active across emerging economies in South and South East Asia and the Pacific.  LIRNEasia has been engaged in research on mobile network big data for development since 2012.  + 

MR BLAIR STEWART

Assistant Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand

New Zealand

Blair Stewart B.A. LL.B is an Assistant Privacy Commissioner in New Zealand. He has been with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner since 1993. Before this he practiced law in Auckland.  + 

MS JOANN CATHERINE STONIER

Chief Global Privacy Officer, Mastercard

USA

Ms. JoAnn C. Stonier is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Governance and Privacy Officer for MasterCard. She leads a global team of privacy and information governance professionals in managing data risk as well as ensuring privacy and data protection compliance and regulatory engagement for the enterprise.  + 

DR OKORI G WASHINGTON

Program Director at TechMahindra, MTNITSS

Uganda

Dr Washington Okori has over 20 years of experience in the ICT sector. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from Makerere University. Dr Okori is the Program Director at MTN and formerly is the Head Application Development and Billing at Orange Uganda.  + 

MR DAVID WATTS

Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection, Victoria

Australia

David Watts was appointed Acting Privacy Commissioner from 13 April 2013. Mr Watts is also the Victorian Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security. Following the Attorney-General’s December 2012 announcement of the creation of a new office of the Privacy and Data Protection Commissioner, Mr Watts is leading the transition project to bring the two existing bodies into the one new entity.  + 

Click here for the complete list of the 2015-2016 members of the Privacy Advisory Group. 

For more information on Global Pulse's principles and activities on privacy and data protection, or about the Data Privacy Advisory Group please direct your inquiries to dataprivacy@unglobalpulse.org.