The DESSI project has attached an Advisory Panel, who will contribute with feedback on methodology, deliverables and results. The panel is involved during the full project period. It will assess the progress and results, and assure the quality of the method, the information material, the dimension and indicator, the setup of assessment procedures, the real-life test, and the dissemination activities. This Advisory Panel consists of:
Dr. Ian Brown, Senior Research Fellow
Ian Brown’s work focuses on public policy issues around information and the Internet, particularly privacy, copyright and e-democracy. He also works in the more technical fields of information security, networking and healthcare informatics.
Since 1998 Dr Brown has variously been a trustee of Privacy International, the Open Rights Group and the Foundation for Information Policy Research and an adviser to Greenpeace, the Refugee Children’s Consortium, Amnesty International and Creative Commons UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the International University of Japan and the British Computer Society, a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and has consulted for the US Department of Homeland Security, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Allianz, McAfee, BT, the BBC, the European Commission, the Cabinet Office, Ofcom, the National Audit Office and the Information Commissioner’s Office. Previous projects include Pilot Interactive Mobile Multimedia System (PIMMS), Control and Prediction of the Organic Solid State (CPOSS), CLEF (Integrating Information for the clinical e-Scientist), Fair Tracing, e-Curator and the Cambridge-MIT Institute’s Critical Infrastructure Protection working group.
Dr Brown’s work has been covered by the BBC, CNN, CBC and numerous newspapers and magazines. He has written for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph 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.
A full list of pre-2007 articles is available from UCL.
Marc Cools, Ph.D. Crim. (VUBrussel)
Prof. Dr. Cools has a degree in Business Economics (IPO Management School), a certificate in International Management in the Telecommunications Industry (London Business School) and the degree of Certified Fraud Examiner.
He started his career as a responsible for information security at Bell Telephone ITT, and after a period as Security Manager at Alcatel Bell, he started to run the Alstom’s Security Company Shield.
He is professor criminology at the Free University of Brussels (VUBrussel), lecturer Strategic Management at the Police Academy of Antwerp and lecturer at the School for Criminology and Forensics at the Department of Justice. As an expert in this field, he is the author of many scientific publications.
Dr. Matthias Müth, Hamburg-Consult, Project-Manager for Security-Research in Public Transportation
Dr. Matthias Mueth was born in Heidelberg/Germany in 1969. The main focus of his work is on Security Aspects for Public Transport Operators as well as regulatory regimes in public transportation.
His security-projects cover a wide range starting with the analysis of concrete threats, risk-assessment, real and perceived security, evaluation of effective and efficient counter-measures, organisational and procedural safeguards, up to awareness-raising and training of transport staffs. He is a member of the International Association of Public Transport’s (UITP) pool of experts for security and the project coordinator of V-SICMA, the research-project, financed by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Besides his expertise in urban transport, his long experiences in disaster management have shaped his approach regarding safety and security for public transport systems.
Ole Wæver, Professor in Political Relations, Director of Centre for Advanced Security Theory Department of Political Science
Ole Wæver is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen and Director of CAST, Centre for Advanced Security Theory. Internationally he is mostly known for coining within security theory the concept of ‘securitization’ and as one of the main figures in developing what is often referred to as the ‘Copenhagen School’ in security studies. His most recent writings in relation to securitization theory have applied the theory to religion and to climate change. The second most influential sub-set of his work is probably writings on the history and sociology of the discipline of International Relations.
He has written or edited some twenty-five books and published in journals such as Journal of Peace Research, International Affairs, Cooperation and Conflict, Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Common Market Studies, Review of International Studies, International Organization, Millennium and Security Dialogue. Among his main books are Security: A New Framework for Analysis (with Barry Buzan and Jaap de Wilde 1988, Chinese 2002, Czech 2006, 2nd ed in preparation); Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security (with Barry Buzan, 2003; Chinese translation 2009) and International Relations Scholarship Around the World (ed with Arlene B. Tickner, 2009). He is member of the team of authors for Katherine Richardson et al, Climate change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions, Cambridge University Press 2011. Ole Wæver was elected to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2007.
Birgitte Kofod Olsen, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, TRYG
Dr. Kofod Olsen holds an LLM and PhD degree in law from Copenhagen University, Faculty of Law. Studies in political science, sociology and philosophy has supplemented her legal approach and led to her active engagement in International, European and Nordic multi-disciplinary scholarly projects and consultancies on human rights, including privacy, access to justice, discrimination, anti-corruption and human trafficking.
Since 2009, Dr. Kofod Olsen holds a position as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility in Tryg, a listed Nordic insurance company. Besides, she has founded Human Rights Advice that provides European consultancy companies and public authorities with legal analyses and impact assessments of Danish legislation.
From 2003-2009 she conducted research and headed analytical and promotional work at the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), from 2003 as Director of the National Department and from 2008 as Executive Vice Director. She has served as adviser to Government, public authorities and NGOs in Denmark, Norway and Sweden on human rights issues, criminal law and jurisdiction, as well as in assessments and evaluations of programs and organizations. Also, she has conducted and supervised a number of analyses and promotional activities for the EU, including projects on privacy and new technology, access to justice and anti-discrimination. She is a co-founder of European Privacy Association and served as Board board member and treasurer until 2011.
Marit Hansen, Deputy Privacy & Information Commissioner
Marit Hansen is Deputy Privacy & Information Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and Deputy Chief of Unabhaengiges Landeszentrum fuer Datenschutz (ULD). Within ULD she is in charge of the “Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET)” Division and the “Innovation Centre Privacy & Security”. Since her diploma in computer science in 1995 she has been working on security and privacy aspects especially concerning anonymity, pseudonymity, identity management, biometrics, multilateral security, and e-privacy from both the technical and the legal perspectives.
In several projects Marit Hansen and her team actively participate in technology design in order to support PET and give feedback on legislation. Currently she is participating in the European FP7 projects “ABC4Trust – Attribute-based Credentials for Trust” (https://abc4trust.eu/) and “TClouds – Trustworthy Clouds” (http://www.tclouds-project.eu/) as well as the network “SSEDIC – Scoping the Single European Digital Identity Community” (http://http://www.eid-ssedic.eu/). Focusing on security research, she has been involved in the project PRISE (“Privacy enhancing shaping of security research and technology – A participatory approach to develop acceptable and accepted principles for European Security Industries and Policies” – http://www.prise.oeaw.ac.at/).