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EU Workshop Speakers




Dr. Edgar Whitley: Reader in Information Sytems, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.


Experience keywords: Commons-based peer production; identity assurance;information systems; identity cards; innovation; plagiarism; policy ( )










Professor Patrick Van Eecke: Technology, Media & Commercial department of DLA Piper in Brussels, Belgium.


Patrick Van Eecke is a partner in the Technology, Media & Commercial department of DLA Piper in Brussels. He advises telecommunication companies, internet service providers, software developers, governments and companies using IT and telecommunications facilities and services. He is extensively involved in diverse research and consulting projects for the European Commission and several national governments. Who's Who Legal (the directory of the International Bar Association) described him as an 'internationally recognised' Internet & E-commerce lawyer. The Guide to the World's Leading TMT Lawyers ranks Patrick in the world's top 20 IT lawyers and placed him as number one in Belgium. Patrick is also recommended by the Legal 500, Chambers Global and by the European Legal Experts as one of the top legal advisors in Brussels.























Professor Paul de Hert, Law: Science Technology and Society, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Prof. Paul De Hert's work addresses problems in the area of privacy & technology, human rights and criminal law. Currently he is expanding his scope of interest including research on issues with regard to the human rights status of the elderly and the principle of neutrality in a democratic state. To satisfy his multiple curiosities de Hert teams up regularly with other authors. A human rights approach combined with a concern for theory is the common denominator of all his work.


Currently, at Brussels, Paul De Hert holds the chair of 'Criminal Law', 'International and European Criminal Law' and 'Historical introduction to eight major constitutional systems'. In the past he has held the chair of 'Human Rights', 'Legal theory' and 'Constitutional criminal law'. He is Director of the VUB-Research group on human rights (HUMR), Director of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Law (Metajuridics) and core member of the Research group Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS). At Tilburg he holds a position as an associated-professor, teaching the course 'Privacy & Data Protection' in the renowned Institute of Law and Technology at the Tilburg University.


He is board member of several Belgian, Dutch and (other) international scientific journals such as The Computer Law & Security Review (Elsevier), The Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal (Intersentia) and Criminal Law & Philosophy (Springer). He is co-editor in chief of the Supranational Criminal Law Series (Intersentia) and of the New Journal of European Criminal law (Intersentia).















Omer Tene: Managing Director of Tene & Associates and an Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel.


Omer Tene is Managing Director of Tene & Associates and an Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel. He is an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology. He is an attorney admitted to the Bar in New York and in Israel and consults the Israeli government, data protection authority and private sector businesses on privacy, data protection and law and technology issues. He was appointed by the Minister of Justice as Member of the National Privacy Protection Council and is a member of the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum; European advisory board of IAPP; and Editorial Board of International Data Privacy Law (IDPL). He headed the Steering Committee for the 32nd annual conference of privacy and data protection commissioners. He is a graduate of the JSD and LL.M. programs at NYU School of Law and received an MBA degree from INSEAD as well as LL.M. and LL.B. degrees from Tel Aviv University. Omer Tene was an associate at the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton and at the Paris office of Fried Frank and a Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, where he directed the Data Protection Group. He published articles in English, Hebrew and French on privacy and data protection, corporate bankruptcy and comparative financial regulation.









Tobias Mahler: Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, University of Oslo.


Dr. Tobias Mahler is postdoctoral research fellow at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. He holds a PhD in legal risk management (Oslo 2010) and an LL.M. degree in computers and law (Hannover 2001) and a German law degree (Kiel 2000). In parallel to his university research, Mahler has worked for several years as corporate counsel in a global corporation. For further information, please consult











Hans Graux: lawyer at the bar of Brussels and affiliated researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT ( at the K.U.Leuven..


Hans Graux (°1979, Maaseik) obtained his law degree at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2002 (cum laude). Having taken a special interest in IT law, he decided to pursue a complementary degree in Computer Sciences, which he also acquired in Leuven (2003, cum laude). Hans is also a frequent speaker on identity management, European eGovernment initiatives and open source software. Hans Graux is an IT lawyer at the bar of Brussels, and a partner in the IT law firm time.lex.