Privacy vs. Public Good

Prof. Dr. Ian Brown (Oxford Internet Institute)

Privacy vs. Public Good

Privacy vs. Public Good


23. Mai 2016


18:30 – 20:00 Uhr

Universität zu Köln


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About the Lecturer

Professor Ian Brown
Copyright: Oxford Internet Institute

Professor Ian Brown is Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the Oxford Internet Institute. His research is focused on surveillance, privacy-enhancing technologies, and Internet regulation. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and BCS Chartered Fellow, and a member of the

Information Commissioner's Technology Reference Panel.
Since 1998 Professor Brown has variously been a trustee of Privacy International, the Open Rights Group, the Open Knowledge Foundation and the Foundation for Information Policy Research and an adviser to Greenpeace, the Refugee Children’s Consortium, Amnesty International and Creative Commons UK. He has consulted for the United Nations, Council of Europe, OECD, US Department of Homeland Security, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Allianz, McAfee, BT, the BBC, the European Commission, the Cabinet Office, Ofcom, and the National Audit Office.

Professor Brown's work has been covered by the BBC, CNN, CBC, Al Jazeera, and numerous newspapers and magazines.

He has written for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Guardian. In 2004 he was voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the development of the Internet in the UK over the previous decade. In 2015 he received the Kristian Beckman award from IFIP TC-11 for his "significant interdisciplinary contributions to the field of information security and privacy."

He has acted as an expert witness for the English High Court, Court of Appeal, UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal, and European Court of Human Rights; and given evidence to the UK, German, and European parliaments. In 2014/15, he was a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative and UK National Crime Agency.