Security, Openness and Privacy

Comninos - Alex

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Alex Comninos is a policy researcher with the Association for Progressive Communications working on issues around the internet and human rights. He is also DAAD Scholar and Doctoral Candidate at Justus-Liebig University Gießen in the Department of Geography. His doctoral research is on the use of online crisis mapping in the middle-East and North Africa during the Arab spring.

Baer - Daniel

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Daniel Baer was sworn in as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor on November 23, 2009.
Dr. Baer’s portfolio for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor includes the Office of East Asian Pacific Affairs, the Office of African Affairs, the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs and the Internet freedom office.

Fehlinger - Paul

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Echikson - William

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William Echikson is Google’s Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Free Expression in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In that role, he is responsible for leading the company’s outreach on its Transparency Report and in its relations with international organizations.

Ünal - Ceren

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Ceren Ünal, from Ankara, Turkey, studied law at Ankara University, subsequently gaining a Master of Laws degree from Queen Mary, University of London, specializing in Computer and Communications Law as a British Chevening Scholar. Since 2003, she has worked as an instructor at Bilkent University Faculty of Law for the Internet Law and Civil Law courses. Ms Ünal is also studying a PhD in Civil Law at Ankara University, with a dissertation on the Civil Liability of Internet Service Providers for Online Content.

Souter - David

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David Souter is founder and managing director of ICT Development Associates, which brings together independent expertise in ICTs, internet and development issues to work on research and policy projects for international organizations, governments, the private sector and civil society. He is also Visiting Professor of Communications Management at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and Visiting Senior Fellow in Media and Communications in the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Kovacs - Anja

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Lewis - Bernadette

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Bernadette Lewis has held the position of Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) since August, 2003.
Under her stewardship, the CTU has been transformed into a relevant and vibrant information and communication technology (ICT) organization which is at the forefront of activities to harmonize policies and practices for the development of the Caribbean ICT sector.

Piscitello - Dave

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Dave is a recognized expert in the fields of Internet routing, broadband access and security. He served as an IESG area director of the IESG and authored several RFCs. Dave started a private consulting firm in 1993, and served as a technical advisor to a number of successful Internet startups.

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